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Day 188 – 190 (8/10 Sept 2013)  - We are slowly working our way from Isle of Skye along Loch Shin toward the northeast of Scotland. Shortly, after leaving Isle of Skye, we scout out an old abandoned village at Loch Caron. The harsh environment and poor soil conditions made it difficult for people back in the day to grow sustainable crops, so
Day 185 – 187 (5/7 Sep 2013) – We discovered Isle of Skye and the midges. Just in case you should make it to the North West Highlands or Isle of Skye, make sure to get a head net to fend off midges (similar to No-See-Ems in Florida just a little larger). These little buggers are everywhere and are set on eating people alive whenever one stops moving.
Day 177 – 184 (28 Aug/4 Sep 2013) – Warning…high picture volume post!! From the Lake District we work our way up through southwest Scotland, Glen Coe, toward Isle of Skye. Along our way we wander through little towns like Oban and Plockton. We check out a couple of ruins and castles, and marvel over the spectacular
Day 175 – 176 (26/27 Aug 2013) – After four days of riding the towpaths, we met up with Ute, our sister/sister-in-law. Ute has been traveling by car through Ireland for the last two months and is now venturing through Scotland, so we all thought maybe we could travel together for a little while. Since the weather has turned to cold rain and even colder wind, it is a nice change to ride in a car for a while. However, we still have
Day 170 - 174 (22/26 Aug 2013) - All good things have to come to an end. However, every end is an opportunity for another new adventure. Our time to hang out with Jessica is over. On a rainy afternoon, we head up towards the north side of London. From here we are going to ride north along England’s canals towards "The Lake District".
Day 161 - 163 (16/18 Aug 2013) - Instead of babbling on how beautiful southern England is, here are a few pictures of places we made it through while hanging out in this area. Redruth, Bristol, Bath, and Stonehenge happened to be along the travel route following Jessica back to Portsmouth--her other place of work while in the UK.
fathers_day_dinnerWe have had our MSR Whisperlite International stove for nearly 5 years and it has never failed us, not even once. MSR has come out with a new stove in 2013, so this review is for the older stove. While cycling through Spain, we met a couple that had the 2013 MSR Whisperlite International stove, so we took a few minutes looking it over. It was brand new and not used
Day 155 – 160 (10/15 Aug 2013) – Saturday arrives; we pack up and ride back into town to meet Jessi—this time for real!! It was great seeing her again, although we feel a little bad that we are not able to spend any time with our other daughter who has to work and study in Florida. Over the weekend, we go exploring and hiking the rugged coast of Cornwall. [singlepic id=2289 w=620 h=540 float=center]
Day 150 - 154 (5/9 Aug 2013)  - It seems, we need lessons in reading and comprehending e-mails!! We are all excited to see our daughter.  So after riding all day on the busy roads to Exeter, we decided to take a late train to Falmouth, where Jessica was going
We started using GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Backpacker cookware over 12 months ago and steadily for the past 5 months while on the road.  This review is more of a follow up to our original write-up from July '12 (1st review). Over the course of 12 months, we have cooked probably over 200 meals and the cookware is holding up very well.