08/20/2013 – 47 days/5164 miles

All I can say about the Isle of Skye is that it really is absolutely beautiful.  Here’s some pictures that don’t really do it justice…
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The Old Man of Storr
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Kilt Rock
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Quiraing.  This area was my favorite place of the day.  I felt like I could’ve just sat there and looked around for days.
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Apparently, the villagers in this area would bring livestock up in the Quiraing when the Vikings were raiding, as the plateaus weren’t visible from below, so the animals would be hidden.
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Dunvegan Castle, oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland, home of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod for over 800 years.
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The roads on Skye were pretty fun too.
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My plan, after the Isle of Skye, was to spend two days in Liverpool, but after getting outside of Glasgow I decided I want to spend more time outside of cities.  So I cancelled my reservations and decided to just ride until I was ready to stop, then find a place to stay.
As expected, the ride was beautiful.  Weather was way better than two days ago, so I could see a lot more.
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At one of the parking areas that I pulled off at to take some pictures, this guy was just hanging out, playing a bagpipe.
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South of Glasgow, the landscape started to change…hills instead of mountains, but still beautiful.
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At the end of the day, I found a little town off the main roads called Moniaive, ate some haggis, and drank more than enough whisky (in a pub from the 1600s, which is still crazy to me)
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