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Holiday Road Trip - NC500

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This time last year I took a ten day holiday visiting a few friends / relatives and some old haunts in and around Exmoor, Snowdonia and in between.

This year I'm off on a eleven day Road Trip around the North Coast 500 a trip around the coastal roads of Northern Scotland, actually 516 miles, with a start / finish in Inverness.

Well, I say eleven days. Its really seven days with two days either side to get to / from Scotland.

Yesterday I made it from home as far north as Musselburgh, Nr. Edinburgh taking in a scenic route via Barnard Castle up and over Weardale and Teesdale. Not an ideal diversion considering the wet, wet weather with huge puddles and streams of water across the road.

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More moorland scenery followed as I took the A68 towards Edinburgh passing into Scotland at Carter Bar.

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Today I'm heading for Inverness via the Old Military Road around the East of the Cairngorms, and onwards up the North East coast.

Better get moving.....

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Have a great time.

Fingers crossed for some decent weather.

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Have a great trip Guy!

Have you taken a selection of watches for some scenic CWOTD/NCWOTD photos over the next week?
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Thegreyman wrote:Have a great trip Guy!

Have you taken a selection of watches for some scenic CWOTD/NCWOTD photos over the next week?
Cheers Patrick.

Just got my C60 Trident Chrono P'type and Visitor Duneshore with me.

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Rolling countryside a few miles north of Perth.

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and my companion for the journey.

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Onwards...

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:48 am

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Onwards...

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Yes, Chris. Image

Woman arrived and parked near me, took two fox terriers out of her car, and set off into the woods.

Quite bleak up high with snow poles lining the roads.

Looking down towards Braemar.

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Turned left at Balmoral taking a single track road up and over a Moor.

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Now stopped for a bacon and egg roll, plus pot of tea at Corgaff.

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The Cock Bridge to Tomintoul section is generally the first road to get closed for snow (mainly during the winter) and this reoccurs frequently through the winter.
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Heading that way now Neil. Might be interesting.

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Enjoying following your trip Guy.
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The weather isn’t much better in this neck of the woods, Guy. Some of those pictures are taking me back to places I know – I lived in the Highlands for eight years. I hope you get some good views, mate – especially going around the north-west.
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It's been a bit wet last day or so in Lancashire also, safe travels and hope the weather picks up. You did well just to take a couple of watches I always take far too many!
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:The weather isn’t much better in this neck of the woods, Guy. Some of those pictures are taking me back to places I know – I lived in the Highlands for eight years. I hope you get some good views, mate – especially going around the north-west.
Some good view coming up in a moment Steve.

West Coast will be Monday & Tuesday next week.

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Thanks for the pics, Guy. It's a trip I'd love to do, so I will enjoy your journey via the forum.
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It looks like an amazing trip. The Grand Tour North Coast 500 episode was fantastic. Enjoy the journey.
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johnnysharp2 wrote:It's been a bit wet last day or so in Lancashire also, safe travels and hope the weather picks up. You did well just to take a couple of watches I always take far too many!
Cheers Johnny. Weather has been mixed today. No serious rain, unlike yesterday, but high up in the Cairngorms was shrouded with clouds. Inverness area was clear, but the NE coast is again shrouded in mist and fog from low clouds, but skies are clear out to sea.

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