While Dave and I were waiting for our bikes to arrive from Kenya, we spent the time staying with our friends Rachel, Andy and their son, Francis, 10, in Edinburgh, Scotland. We were bummed not to have our bikes in this beautiful country as we couldn’t go off exploring the twisty roads lined with their world-famous stone fences, but we did get the chance to go climbing, hiking and camping during our two-week stay. Dave and I were pretty wimpy with the cold winds of Scotland. After coming from Africa, we didn’t leave the house without a toque. I had to borrow a sweater from Rachel to add some layers as all our stuff was with the bikes, including my beloved down jacket. We only had our carry-on luggage with us and lived in the same clothes more or less for two-weeks.
I wonder why Rachel kept asking if we wanted to do any laundry?
During our visit, we also took the opportunity to do a presentation of our trip at a BMW dealer in Dalkeith. In return they serviced our bikes, which was much appreciated after 12,000 km (7,500 mi) on dusty African roads!
Here are some pics of our travels in and around Scotland.
Next post: riding through England.
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