Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Day 11 Drumnadrochit to Altnahara

A long lie.

Breakfast not till 8, so we reaped a long lie. After such a scurry round the village for supplies then a proper repair to the gearing system saw us set off for 10. Oh no was this going to be another late night?

Heading out of Drumnadrochit and past Nessieland (with no sign of Ted Danson). We encountered the biggest hill of the trip. A definite walker, we were even offered some horses to help get us out.

So definitely warmed up after some 2 miles of that, and ready to crack on towards Beauly with some great downhills notching the speed up to 38 mph.

Weather conditions were dry but noticeably much colder. Stippled in Dingwall for the obligatory warmer upper of the ride of rolls and square sausage. Delicious.

Route carried on with the scenery really picking up, invershin had some lovely riding around the shin falls, and into Lairg, whereupon the sun was brilliant.

The best leg of the trip was next with Lairg to Altnahara. A gentle incline for 15 miles on some real smooth roads, with clear views across the glen and the mountains around, lovely cycling going through that.

Arriving at our accommodation in good time and staying at the functional lejog cabin, where we fluttered our eyebrows and got the bar meal time extended, we are such tarts.

Good day today. No mechanical problems. No physical problems. We were buoyed on by the news that we have bow reached over 4000 in donations which is amazing.

Day 11 facts
Miles today - 82
Total miles - 887
Number of hills pushed up - 1
Number of shops selling square sausage in Dingwall -1
Day that tattie scones get delivered in Dingwall - Friday

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