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Richard McBride
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I Hate The Frustration
There are some things about travel and exploration which go beyond a normal level of wheelchair frustration. I mean, it's easy to get frustrated about buildings without wheelchair access or people who park in wheelchair spots. It's understandable that I mig...

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Giant's Causeway
It's funny how sometimes the shortest distances make for the longest days. It was that way today. Our intent was to head for The Giant's Causeway, do an exploration, then head out to Londonderry for dinner. The Giant's Causeway is only 7 miles from Ashlea C...

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Ashlea Cottages
David and I have arrived at Ashlea Cottages in the coastal town of Portrush, Northern Ireland. It's about a 90 minute drive from Belfast, and about a 30 minute drive from Londonderry. It's also about 10 minutes from The Giant's Causeway, a major geological ...

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The Last Supper In Scotland
I don't know how David does it. He finds these interesting places, so well suited to being in a wheelchair, often out of the way, certainly off the beaten track. Tonight we are staying in a place called the Woodland Bay Hotel. It's just outside of Girvan, i...

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Storming The Castle Again
It's been a frustrating day fro a couple of reasons today. This is not to say it has been a bad day. In fact it's been a pretty good day for the most part. It's sort of a bookend thing, with the start of the day where I discovered that my computer will no l...

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Finding Fulfilment
It would be fair to say that I am exhausted. It would also say that it takes very little to make me that way. In what was a wonderful drive down from Fort Augustus to Furt William, then further down to Oban for a stop at the distillery, and finally the long...

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Diapers
It's been another tough day on the road. I didn't sleep at all last night, so I slept as we journeyed today. We started at Culloden, the last Jacobite battlefield on Scottish soil, fought in 1746. This Jacobite rebellion against the English Hanoverian king ...

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Troubles Come In Threes
They say trouble comes in threes. Just who is "they" anyways? Regardless, trouble has come in threes for us today. I have managed to develop a bladder infection. It's a nasty one, with blood in my urine and the usual incontinence. It's another day of more t...

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Speyside
We are in and down at the Daviot Lodge in Inverness. The town itself is about five miles away, while we are in a country setting just up the way from Culloden Moor, of the A9 on a narrow country lane, half the time paved, half the time gravel. There is even...

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Fire Alarm!
It has been a relaxing kind of a day today, yet not completely spent in the hotel. David was worn out after yesterday, so chose to sleep well past noon. I am unable to get up and going without help, so I slept until will past noon as well. No matter, I need...
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