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Tim's Travelling Adventures

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Well, this started out as a way that my wife could follow my lone progress in my little sports car from Birmingham UK to Orkney.

Been there, done that 2 day there, 13hour return trip.

So now follow me: an Englishman representing Americans and based in a French office near Paris. With an appartment in Versailles and trips back to the UK anything can happen and, frankly, I've no idea where this will lead!

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Kirkwall

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St Magnus cathedral
30th May 2005, 14:08   comments (1)

weather improving

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This is more like it. Roof down again. Ford cant get parts within a week. They gave me the number of the only AA man on the island. Running ok though.
30th May 2005, 13:01   comments (0)

recap

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So, how many of you noticed that Dundee isn't on the way to Orkney? Only after i stopped for fuel did i look at the map for directions. They said "why are you here?". What i needed was wife-Nav. Someone to say "didn't you want the A9 to Inverness?". As it was, i spent about 2 hours chasing updated autoroute maps across the scottish lowlands. Beautiful, tree lined, national park roads; perfect in the dry and in the wet so slippery that each and every corner wants to grab the back end and drag it towards a stone wall or tree. Thats why a several hour margin for the ferry turned into a mad dash to the finish. Well, that's my story and i'm sticking to it. Tune in next weekend to see if i make it home. T.
29th May 2005, 22:28   comments (0)

orkney

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Sunday. Weather grey with a little water in the air. Roads clear and perfect. Looking forward to them drying out later in the week. At the folk festival. Great music.
29th May 2005, 22:21   comments (2)

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Triumph from germany. Just when i was impressed by how far i had come.
28th May 2005, 19:18   comments (0)

forgot

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Oh, i forgot to say. Petrol stop at 74 miles and an 82 mile run to the ferry. Clutch has had it. Hope it gets me off the boat again. Hope too that Ford in Kirkwall can help. Will use the petrol in the two 5litre cans I've been carrying all the way here to get me to Birsay. That's another 45 minutes drive when I get to Orkney.
28th May 2005, 19:18   comments (0)

fuel

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Fuel stop Dundee. 51 miles.
28th May 2005, 11:55   comments (0)

forth road bridge

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A72 what a great road. Forth road bridge long, Long delays. Clutch ok.
28th May 2005, 10:11   comments (1)