Boating & Biking Adventures

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Today‘s ride into the outskirts of Oban can be summarized under BBC. Strolling around over nice country roads took me to three highlights.

An easy 🚴‍♂️ under dry Scottish sky!

Fair winds…

Final 🚴‍♂️ on Mull

Under sunny conditions my last ride on the Isle of Mull took me today again around on the island to enjoy some more stunning landscape and scenery.

The weather is black and white in this part of the world. As soon as the sun comes out you will love it. In rainy conditions you damn it. Nothing special with that. The difference is that these changes are happening in hours and not in days. We slowly get used to it.

Fair winds…

🚴‍♂️…Cake & Coffee Tour….🚴‍♂️

Scattered showers all day but with the help of the rain radar I was confident to get a nice coffee & cake in Salen, South of Tobermory – staying dry. Wishful thinking. The cake was excellent, the coffee average and I was wet to the skin upon arrival. My bike winter clothing kept me warm! 😅

Fair winds.

The Coffee Pot, famous for its homemade cakes.

🚴‍♂️…Landscapes of Mull…🚴‍♂️

The sky opened up for a bike ride in some spectacular landscape here in Scotland. I was looking forward to that and all pain was forgotten – a pure joy ride. You get it all on 50km with comfortable 1000m up and down.

The locals enjoy the beach at around 23°C air temperature and 14°C for the water. It is summer. Once body and mind are both accustomed to the weather, you will appreciate the magnificence of this nature even more.

🚴‍♂️…Strangford Lough…🚴‍♂️

It was a long ride today but I was keen to round Strangford Lough to get a first hand impression. It was nice but not spectacular. Although not much traffic at all I am impressed about the respect cars give to bikers.

Fair winds…

🚴‍♂️…Kippure Mountain…🚴‍♂️

Despite today’s weather was not as charming as forecasted, we got compensated by some magnificent landscape in the county of Wicklow. Chilly but rewarding, not only caused by the pitstop in Ireland’s highest pub!

Fair winds…

🚶‍♂️🚴‍♂️…hike & bike…🚴‍♂️🚶‍♂️

The two photos aside represent how colorful the city of Dublin presents itself. Traditional and modern aspects go hand in hand in many ways. Our walk took us around to explore both areas at the same time.

Lunch was served in “The Brazen Head“, which claims to be the oldest pub in Ireland, dating back to 1189.

Today’s walk was another nice experience supported by Komoot to get around in this exceptional capital city.

Dublin seems to be a biking city. There are not only serious cycling tracks downtown but also here in the suburb of Dún Loaghaire. Today‘s ride took me to some of the nearby local attractions. Pretty impressive, I think.

Fair winds…

🚴‍♂️…Cove Beach & Kinsale…🚴‍♂️

Today‘s ride took me through some impressive country side to some more island hotspots. First I stopped by at Robert‘s Cove Beach before heading on to Kinsale. The two places could not be more different in many aspects.

Fair winds…

🚶‍♂️🚴‍♂️…hike & bike…🚴‍♂️🚶‍♂️

We took the early bus from Crosshaven into Cork. Double decker, for sure. Cork apparently got the best market hall all over Ireland and the UK. After some initial glance, we toured around the city to see some nice parks bridges and buildings.

We enjoyed some light bites over a heavy pint in one of the many pubs before getting back to the market hall, which has become busy by now. Some shopping and back to the bus. Overall a busy and buzzling city, definitely worth to pay a visit.

The evening hours allowed for a short sniff tour on the bike to explore the vicinity of Crosshaven.

My first bike ride on Ireland took me on Bike Route #1 not only through some nice country site but also to Lidl. After my rucksack got filled with some goodies, I followed the track back along River Lee towards the RCYC.

Fair winds…

🚴‍♂️…Lagoa de Santiago…👍

On my way towards Lagoa de Santiago I had to pass the viewpoint over Sete Cidades. I think, this remains my preferred spot on Sao Miguel from what I was allowed to see up to date.

The weather was perfect, so was the view. Best on my 3rd trip up here today.

Heading on, Lagoa de Santiago might appears less spectacular but I would argue on that, as the lake itself has for sure a different character but the road surrounding it keeps my mind blowing. More photos under the link below.

Another ride in paradise. 🙏

Fair winds… 

Sete Cidades
Lagoa de Santiago

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