Tuesday, 11 May 2010


There are now two of us cycling North. Jo arrived yesterday and we left Aberdeen after lunch for Banff on the Moray Firth. The route heads inland to Turiff and then follows the Valley of the River Deveron to Banff. Sustrans who signposted the UK section have been very reliable with their maps and signposting. The weather is unseasonably cold but, apart from two brief hail showers, the sun has been shining. We have a brief encounter with some ostridges on route. Badger has never seen an ostridge before.

Jo coaches medium and advanced kite surfers as her business on weekends so she can sometimes take time off during the week. However her phone rings 24/7 so below you see her conducting some business on route.

This part of the Moray Firth has some very old harbours. Tonight we are staying in Portsoy and its harbour was built in 1692. A local seafood delicacy is Cullen Skink. Tomorrow we head West along the Moray Firth.

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