Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Spoke to Dad earlier. He is camping at Monifieth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monifieth It's been one of those wet and dry days ... but when it rained it rained and Dad got a really soaking. Must have happened about four times while out on the road. Also a rumble of thunder!

He took the coast road out of Stonehaven and then joined the A92 which wasn't that busy. He cycled through Inverbervie and Johnshaven (Dad liked the name of that one!!) and on into Montrose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montrose,_Angus. Very nice town. Dad found a cafe, which was very busy but he still managed to have a bacon buttie and a coffee. He also stopped to take a photo of Bamse the hero dog http://www.bamsemontrose.co.uk/index.php From there he headed onto into Arbroath http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbroath which again he was impressed with as a town. He had a look around the town and read up on some of it's history - like it was famous for the making of sail cloth.

From Arbroath it was back onto the A92 and through Carnoutsie where he stopped off in a cafe for afternoon tea. A couple of Dutch cyclists saw his bike outside and also stopped off in the cafe so he sat chatting to them for awhile.

The camp site he is staying on is good with a railway line running along one side! Trainspotters would be in their element. Dad is in his element as he has a table and chair (a luxury) but when he rang it had just started raining so he was back in the tent!

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