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The Yamaha Serow 225

A really nice little bike – popular in the far east – built in Japan – she was never an official import to the UK. More’s the pity for she was perfect for Green Laning and I had this one for a spell when I lived on the Welsh border and went Trail Riding every Sunday for a while —

I felt she was a tad small for me at the time and definitely underpowered when it came to the high-spirited race back to base with the lads after a challenging day in the hills – and ‘yes’ that’s a drum brake in the rear – perfectly adequate for the minimal power output.

I wish I had her now —

 
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Honda NC750 —

Photo taken on the Isle of Bute courtesy of John Rushworth …

The NC750 uses the same motor as my X-ADV but in this incarnation uses a manual gearbox.

A very nice bike John – I’m sure you will enjoy it —

 
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The Holy Isle in Winter

Lindisfarne Castle —

St Aidan – an Irish monk came over from Iona to convert the heathen Northumbrians in the seventh century —

There is still a bit of fishing done from the island —

There was a move afoot (ouch!) to create a Saint Aidan’s Way long distance trail between here and the Isle of Iona – it would be an interesting hike but I don’t know if it has come to fruition yet —

The castle – first built in the 1600’s and ‘improved’ in 1900 – looks better with a moat around it —

The geese on the lee shore are making the most of it before their long flight back to Spitsbergen for the summer —

It’s away up there to the north somewhere …

My favourite photo of all-time …

Oops! The good Saint Aidan must have missed at least one of the heathens —

 
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