A long time being talked about, finally got the ferry booked to go to Arran. It didn’t disappoint, it turned our to be a nice sunny day, and because it was during the week, it was pretty quiet too. Once off the ferry we headed south to Lamlash, a small village that has beautiful views of Holy Isle. On the south of the Island everywhere you look has spectacular views like (above) the lighthouse on the island of Pladda looking onto Aisla Craig. We could have stopped everywhere for photos, but we didn’t have all day, so we battered on to Blackwaterfoot for a spot of lunch by the sea. On to the North of the Island where the Isle of Arran distillery is situated. But that’s for another time, when I don’t have the motorbike with me. Heading south from Lochranza gives you amazing views of Goatfell, and Brodick Castle. Before getting back to the ferry, a must stop location, the Arran Brewery, to pick up some beers for “feet up time” later. Can’t wait to go back.
The world of scooters have taken a surprising turn, for years they have remained the same formula, urban, with a hint of super sport (if in colour only). Over the years they have only changed in size, with some companies bringing out larger engines. Now Honda have broken all the rules and made a adventure style scooter, and it looks cool. It’s got adventure style trimmings, including an large 745cc engine, higher ride height and chunky multispoke wheels. I’m not sure it would be my first choice for the Paris to Dakar rally.
Action cameras are becoming popular for bikers, and you don’t have to be jumping over 10 double deckers to justify buying one. Even if your just going on a bike ride round the streets, just to stick it on you-tube for other people to watch when it’s too wet for them to go out. People like Royal Jordanian have made this enjoyable to watch, with a clip show of interesting bits round London. I have covered some cameras before, and two new ones have come out that are worth a look at. The GoPro Hero4 Session and the Polaroid CUBE.
The GoPro comes in around £160 and can record up to 1440p but you can also use 1080p and 720p for up to 2hours. It has 2 internal mic’s for better sound quality, it can take up to 64gb micro sd card, has one button record feature and works with all GoPro mounts. Full specs here..
The Polaroid CUBE+ is the cheaper option coming in at £130 but also has a cheaper option with no wifi at £90. It records in the same video formats but the battery only lasts for 90 minutes. It takes micro SD card up to 32gb and has a built in magnet at the bottom that works with the range of accessories made for the CUBE. Full specs here.