21 June 2012
Olivetrip Day 1
It was a nice sunny day when when my Olivetrip starts
My "Barcelona" bike was set and I have loads of energy to cycle all the way to Spain without any stops.
But suddenly I changed my mind and stop at Sainburys to say goodbye to my friends and workmates
After having a breakfast and saying goodbye to Aga I bravely cycle trough Edinburgh heavy traffic roads until reach Musselburgh. Here I had 5 min break and was looking forward to cycle another 70 miles to reach
Berwick. That was my plan:)
I was cycling throw beautiful little towns
Then I seen a perfect place for my lunch it was wild beach only 20 miles away from Edinburgh
Here I met cyclist Dave who live in the little town nearby. Hi told me that I never remember a town name and hi was right :)
Soon after that I had my first puncture. Thanks to the puncture prepare kit given to me by my Sainsburys friends this problem was solved in 15minutes
and I continue my journey
road was turning left and right miles after miles
Then I seen frogs lake
frogs was taking jacuzzi bath but then they see me approaching with a camera they run away:(
Maybe I will "photoshop" frogs to this picture later....
There was a beautyfull landscapes on my route
I was using N76 National Cycle route
I was enjoying nature and clean fresh air
map I was using was very small...
And finally I reach Scottish Border
That's how the border look:)
Crossing the border was very exhausting and I start looking for a place to stay over night
finally I found a perfect spot
I set my tent...
and cook a meal
It was a time to sleep
At my first day I done only 55miles. Was tired but happy I was hoping that my next day will be easy and route will be downhill only...
I was so wrong.......................