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Day 9 - Ettrick to Perth

semi-overcast 14 °C

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Well rested with the bikes all serviced and clean after our rest day in Ettrick we hit the road again to clock some serious miles today. In total we were cycling from 9.30am to gone 8pm. over 90 miles in total today over some early hills before winding our way down to the valleys of the Forth.

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soon the wilds of the borders were a distant memory as the traffic and civilisation built up as we entered the outskirts of Edinburgh, it seemed to take an age to navigate our way around the suburbs, but we finally made it after playing chicken with several lorries. And we were treated by the sight of the Forth rail bridge as we crossed the road bridge on our way up to Perth.

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Perth is a much bigger city then any of us imagined and it would have been nice to have spent more time there, but unfortunately with the light failing and the Garmin battery out of juice it was down to Wills iPhone to see us home for the last few miles

The site in Perth was called Noah's Ark and as we arrived in 2 by 2 we were glad of a place to call home for the night after a long day in the saddle.

Tomorrow we take on the Cairngorms.

Posted by LePratt-LeJog 13:08 Archived in United Kingdom

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