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May 21st, 2009

Hijinks Ensue

Last Saturday

I started writing this entry on the Armadale to Mallaig ferry taking us off Skye back to the mainland and continued it on the passenger ferry from Mallaig to the isle of Eigg. I suspect I may not be able to post it until I get back to the mainland in a couple of days. [ETA:] still got a decent phone signal on the ferry so I've managed to post it before Eigg. :)

Last Saturday was a well-earned rest day for us. We spent it in a pretty little "log cabin" (well, tongue and groove plank cabin might be more accurate) at Glen Coe independent Hostel. It was a gorgeous place. I've attached a photo of Lintilla in the car park. I was pretty tired and Wibble was recouperating after the past few days so we did as little as possible. I bodged Lintilla's silencer with metal plates and gardening wire, and went to the local shop. In the evening we went for a wander around the site and found an old bus (photo in a separate post).

The cabin was excellent and very cheap. Neither of us wanted to leave. Hopefuly we'l get back there some time.
Last Saturday

Hijinks Ensue

Old bus at Glen Coe

Here's a picture af the old rotting bus we found at Glen Coe. We weren't sure what it was but I suspect it is a Morris of some sort because the back axle has MOWOG (MOrris WOlseley mG) on it.
Old bus at Glen Coe

Hijinks Ensue

Exhaust bodge

Here's a photo of the bodge I carried out to hold Lin's silencer together and prevent it falling off after the pipe fractured where it exits the back of the silencer.

I knew the exhaust mountings were on the way out before I set off but I didn't have time to replace them. Since setting off, the manifold to downpipe joint has repeatedly come loose, and the mad detour on the Land Rover track did for the silencer.

Luckily at home I have a good spare stainless exhaust that Wanderinstar gave me so Lin's existing exhaust only has to stay on until we get back from Scotland. It's a bit noisy and I have to wedge my torch under the wire that comes up through the passenger floor but so far it still seems to be holding securely! :D
Exhaust bodge