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Killer whales but no camera on powerboat trip to the islands (Rousse)

I boarded the ferry dressed only in a thin sheet, having been forced to leave all my belongings – including my clothes and glasses – with our hosts at the the shoreline. The ride across the inlet was short and … Continue reading

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Abandoned in a fabulous Hebridean folk bar (Rousse)

It no longer seemed such a shame that the doctor had banned me from cycling when we saw that the Isle of Lewis was covered in unseasonal snow. Instead we took one of the tourist coaches heading from the port … Continue reading

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Scottish island cycling skeleton surprise (Rousse)

Cycling in the Scottish islands in May is always a pleasure with the lengthening summer days and low likelihood of rain. However, it is not so enjoyable when your wheels take you over a massive seaweed-covered midden where the skeletons … Continue reading

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Geordie Chinese chefs cook sausages in the Scottish islands (Rousse)

All the kitchen staff in the Outer Hebridean guest house were Chinese Geordies, famous for their signature dish of pan-fried sausages.

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Noel Fielding on a first date (Belle)

Noel Fielding picked me up from the office. We walked over a burgundy arts and crafts bridge, Noel pushing his bike one one side, had his other arm around my shoulders.  His quiet voice was a charm to me.  Distracted, … Continue reading

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Hebridean hedgehog swimmers and dolphins (Rousse)

I watched the hedgehogs swim to the shore to settle on the Hebridean island, and patted a dolphin and her calf from my seat on the headland.

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Cult betting on the Eurovision song contest (Rousse)

I took the number 10 bus to Granton, then called for the kayak taxi from the pier. The kayak took me as far as a sandbank. I crossed the sandbank, then swam to the small island in the forth. Here … Continue reading

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