We may not have reached Dundee until 3am exhausted after the final day of riding LEJOG (and the drive through the dark in the Cairngorms) but that wasn’t going to stop Boo having a little exploration of the city where Mark so often visits with work.
Her first sighting of Desperate Dan and Minnie the Minx brought a big grin to Boo’s face.
Luckily she had remembered her latest Beano for a read with Minnie
We thought that the Double Trouble riders should pose with Desperate Dan. Something tells me that Boo would happily join the Minx clan and Mark clearly needs to eat a lot of cow pies to reach Desperate Dan proportions!
Even the information boards appear to have been ‘minxed’ in Dundee.
En route to an important street Boo spotted the offices of the Beano publishers. She really is happy to read her Beano anywhere.
Finally we reached the street she’s been wanting to visit since Mark mentioned seeing it.
Double Trouble needed a rest at Bash Street (to be fair I think it was Mark’s legs that needed the rest).
On a different note we also came across this Ghost Bike en route back to the car.
In case you have not come across these; they are bikes painted white and positioned in memory of a cyclist killed or injured on the road. A timely reminder to “Think Bike” when driving.
Sadly we had to head home, after 14 days away, but did take a stop at the Forth Railway Bridge.
As well as fitting in a little sightseeing we found time for giant scones and Orkney ice cream at The Railway Bridge Inn where Boo was fascinated by the Forth Bridge artworks and the history of the construction.
We’ll be back in Scotland soon for the Commonwealth Games, and have agreed to visit Dundee as a family soon, but it might take us a little longer to cycle in the area. However the scenery more than made up for the midges and the battles with hills.