Lands end John o groats (walking) LEJOG

Lands end John o groats (walking) LEJOG

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Regbuser

980 posts

14 months

Thursday 19th May
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i4got

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5,144 posts

57 months

Thursday 19th May
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Regbuser said:
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Cheers (and btw thanks as well regarding the donation)

PurpleTurtle

5,776 posts

123 months

Thursday 19th May
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Well done!

$64,000 question: what will your first Scottish pint be!?

Regbuser

980 posts

14 months

Thursday 19th May
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i4got said:

Cheers (and btw thanks as well regarding the donation)
No worries, you're doing the hard work!

Any recent relive vids uploaded?

i4got

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5,144 posts

57 months

Thursday 19th May
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PurpleTurtle said:
Well done!

$64,000 question: what will your first Scottish pint be!?
Its one I wont be having again! No hand pull so I picked Caledonia Best at random. I think using the local vernacular I would describe it as pish.

interstellar

2,592 posts

125 months

Thursday 19th May
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Amazing.

i4got

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57 months

Thursday 19th May
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Regbuser said:
i4got said:

Cheers (and btw thanks as well regarding the donation)

No worries, you're doing the hard work!

Any recent relive vids uploaded?
I’ll post the last few when I get wifi.

McAndy

9,772 posts

156 months

Thursday 19th May
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Awesome! Well done! Must feel like a satisfying milestone to have passed smile

Bannock

809 posts

9 months

Thursday 19th May
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i4got said:
PurpleTurtle said:
Well done!

$64,000 question: what will your first Scottish pint be!?

Its one I wont be having again! No hand pull so I picked Caledonia Best at random. I think using the local vernacular I would describe it as pish.
Oh dear, not a great start. Pretty ordinary pint of heavy, that. Look out for Harviestoun beers is my advice! I think you'll probably find a lot of pubs are keg only. eek

spikeyhead

14,739 posts

176 months

Thursday 19th May
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That's excellent progress.

i4got

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5,144 posts

57 months

Thursday 19th May
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Bannock said:
i4got said:
PurpleTurtle said:
Well done!

$64,000 question: what will your first Scottish pint be!?

Its one I wont be having again! No hand pull so I picked Caledonia Best at random. I think using the local vernacular I would describe it as pish.

Oh dear, not a great start. Pretty ordinary pint of heavy, that. Look out for Harviestoun beers is my advice! I think you'll probably find a lot of pubs are keg only. eek
I’ll look out for that thanks. In the meantime I’ll be trying some whiskies.

Bannock

809 posts

9 months

Thursday 19th May
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i4got said:
Bannock said:
i4got said:
PurpleTurtle said:
Well done!

$64,000 question: what will your first Scottish pint be!?

Its one I wont be having again! No hand pull so I picked Caledonia Best at random. I think using the local vernacular I would describe it as pish.

Oh dear, not a great start. Pretty ordinary pint of heavy, that. Look out for Harviestoun beers is my advice! I think you'll probably find a lot of pubs are keg only. eek

I’ll look out for that thanks. In the meantime I’ll be trying some whiskies.

I'm inured to the Belhaven Best/Caledonia Best/McEwans 60, 70, 80 Bob etc, but yeah if your palette is cultured to real ales it's like going back to the 70s, having to drink that keg stuff. I can switch off my real ale receptors when I'm up there and drink plenty of that dead keg stuff with a fair amount of enjoyment, but I completely understand where you're coming from (I don't mean Land's End wink).

If you spot a Glengoyne whisky, may I recommend you take a sample?



Edited by Bannock on Thursday 19th May 17:04

i4got

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5,144 posts

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Thursday 19th May
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Bannock said:

I'm inured to the Belhaven Best/Caledonia Best/McEwans 60, 70, 80 Bob etc, but yeah if your palette is cultured to real ales it's like going back to the 70s, having to drink that keg stuff. I can switch off my real ale receptors when I'm up there and drink plenty of that dead keg stuff with a a fair amount of enjoyment, but I completely understand where you're coming from (I don' tmean Land's End wink.

If you spot a Glengoyne whisky, may I recommend you take a sample?
I certainly will.

Boringvolvodriver

7,011 posts

22 months

Thursday 19th May
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Good progress being made I see.

How many more miles left - Scotland is a pretty big place - Google says 350 miles from Gretna Green but I suspect your route will be longer to avoid (as much as possible) the hills.


i4got

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57 months

Thursday 19th May
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Boringvolvodriver said:
Good progress being made I see.

How many more miles left - Scotland is a pretty big place - Google says 350 miles from Gretna Green but I suspect your route will be longer to avoid (as much as possible) the hills.

Not really certain on mileage remaining. I reckon 30 more walking days.

So far I’ve done 47 walking days and average is 15 miles a day.

If the average remains the same then around 450 miles to go giving a total of 1150.

I thought I would come out between 1100 and 1200 so looking fairly accurate.

Antony Moxey

6,683 posts

198 months

Thursday 19th May
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Boringvolvodriver said:
Good progress being made I see.

How many more miles left - Scotland is a pretty big place - Google says 350 miles from Gretna Green but I suspect your route will be longer to avoid (as much as possible) the hills.
Isn’t it something ridiculous like 40% of the GB land mass? Scotland is HUGE!

Bill

48,065 posts

234 months

Thursday 19th May
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Antony Moxey said:
Isn’t it something ridiculous like 40% of the GB land mass? Scotland is HUGE!
I'm loving the motivational chat! hehe

Antony Moxey

6,683 posts

198 months

Thursday 19th May
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Bill said:
Antony Moxey said:
Isn’t it something ridiculous like 40% of the GB land mass? Scotland is HUGE!
I'm loving the motivational chat! hehe
Ha, yes but that means the OP’s still significantly more than half way, plus he’s got all that wonderful scenery to enjoy and more whisky distilleries than you can shake a stick at. Even though I’m at the opposite end of the country, I’d say he’s got the best yet to come.