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FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby fallingwickets » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:13 am

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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby Squire » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:14 am

Impressive, that would be a monumental drive though.
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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby ShadowsDad » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:08 am

I think that it would make for one fantastic week of vacation. Probably 2 weeks would be better to spend time in various places.
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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby M6Classic » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:51 pm

Land's End to John o'Groats in an Austin Mini. It's been forty years and my butt still aches at the thought!

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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby brothers » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:43 pm

ShadowsDad wrote:I think that it would make for one fantastic week of vacation. Probably 2 weeks would be better to spend time in various places.


The trip of a lifetime for sure!
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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby Squire » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:54 am

M6Classic wrote:Land's End to John o'Groats in an Austin Mini. It's been forty years and my butt still aches at the thought!

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On a lark I drove the entire 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Smoky Mountains to it's terminus at Shenandoah National Park. Beautiful Fall colors and a number of historical stops along the way. The 45 mph speed limit is strictly enforced. At some point my wife and son decided to just go to sleep. It was worth doing . . . once.
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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby rsp1202 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:13 am

Way back when, I would have loved to try this on foot, having always wanted to walk the Highlands and moors of this magnificent island.
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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby Rufus » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:02 pm

There is no place more salubrious on a sunny day than the Highlands of Scotland, or Scotland in general for that matter. My father is from Aberdeen, which is not in the Highlands per se, but when SWMBO and I visit family and friends in the summer it is sublime.
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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby TheMonk » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:14 am

Scotlands is an absolutely fabulous place... I went there a couple of years ago, and absolutely loved the countryside.
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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby ThePossum » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:20 am

M6Classic wrote:Land's End to John o'Groats in an Austin Mini. It's been forty years and my butt still aches at the thought!

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But the aching butt was worth the drive and especially in the Austin Mini. Didn't that car have like 10" wheels on it. I do know that it was a very small vehicle that could turn on a dime.
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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby M6Classic » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:41 am

...could have been worse, we might have made the trip in a C-DC. I'll tell ya, I have done many things in my life that I am glad to have done but had I known at the time how dumb an idea it was I would never have been that stupid. This is one of those things.

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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby jww » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:09 am

Marvelous .... nothing like a coastal road, and this one looks top-notch.

We are off to North Yorkshire again this fall, and yet are already talking about the next trip over the pond in perhaps fall of 2016. Even though we have talked about going south, Scotland and the Lake District are what is calling us this next go-round. I'd love to hit this road in a Mini. Woot.
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Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Postby Rufus » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:30 am

jww wrote:Marvelous .... nothing like a coastal road, and this one looks top-notch.

We are off to North Yorkshire again this fall, and yet are already talking about the next trip over the pond in perhaps fall of 2016. Even though we have talked about going south, Scotland and the Lake District are what is calling us this next go-round. I'd love to hit this road in a Mini. Woot.


As much as I like the south of England I find it quite crowded in the commuter belt around London, especially Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, Buckinghamshire. But there are some beautiful places there such as the New Forest, the Isle of Wight, Winchester, Bath, Dorset and Cornwall. I must say, however, when we are in Scotland I feel much less hemmed in and hence relaxed particularly in and around Aberdeen where my father is from. In fact, compared to south England Scotland is wide open. I haven't been to the Lake District yet, but want to get there as well as to the East Riding of Yorkshire where my maternal grandmother is from.
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