Well, 7am and I seem to be on a train. I say seem cause everything is still a little confusing this morning, the 'wee drink before bed' turned into half a bottle then 'coma'..
Now its plain for the whole of the UK to see that 'Tim is going on a cycling holiday' because we are right in the middle of mid summer and its hammering down with rain with a forecast of more of the same for the next 2 to 3 weeks.. Yay! \o/
Oh just realised.. I ought to mention where I'm going..
My this train is (hopefully) taking me from Derby to Crewe where I have just 10th minutes to unload the bike and panniers and hop it across the platforms to catch the connecting train to Glasgow. Once at Glasgow I'm heading west to the coast where I plan to take no particular route up through the western isles to the Outer Hebrides, then across to Skye and the Inner Hebrides then head back south and cycle back home. Hopefully along the way taking in the islands: Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay, Mull, Barra, South Uist, North Uost, Harris, Lewis and Skye. This is of course subject to massive change depending on weather, ferries and 'whatever looks good at the time'.
I have no real plan or route set so once I step off the train at Glasgow... i'll be making it up as I go along.
Also I aught to mention that thanks to leaps in the 'wonders of modern technology' I can now post photos direct from my phone, so this time be prepared not only for descriptions of the many lunatics that I seem to attract while cycling, but for a glorious technicolour photo too.!
I also ought to add that I'm not sure how long i'll be out of phone signal coverage in the western isles, so if I don't blog for a day or so, this maybe why..
But for now..