24 May 2010

Day 11: Crosshill to Annan

The campsite I found last night, by chance, is a real gem. It's in an old Georgian walled garden in the middle of a wooded valley. Perhaps this explains the strange smell in my tent when I took my shoes off last night. I must have been camped over an old compost heap.

With tailwinds, at last, and plenty of sun, today was another fab cycling day, through the often Dales-like scenery of Ayrshire and Dumfries'n'Galloway. It was a day for whizzing along for the sheer pleasure of it. I finished in Annan, where it was an evening for having a pint and curry for the sheer pleasure of it.

Miles today: 81
Miles since Cape Wrath: 522


  1. Mark Wedgwood25 May, 2010 00:18

    Update from Shinty.com - our adopted team Kyles Athletic currently lie 4th out of 10 teams in the Scottish Hydro Premier Division (the top league), with 4 wins from 8 games. Bute lie 6th. Fort William are top. Kyles have drawn Newtonmore (currently 2nd) in the quarter final of the Scottish Hydro Camannachd Cup; but they will have home advantage.
    Bute have a chance of revenge in the Glasgow Celtic Society Cup on Sat 29 May when the 2 local rivals meet again, this time in Bute. Come on you Kyles!

  2. 81 miles... that is staggerring.. was it all downhill? or did you get help from the Coriolis force?