Sunday, 28 August 2011

Day 3 Lairg to Fort Augustus

Despite a text from Jackie my wife saying that the forcast was for gale force winds and 50mm of rain overnight and tomorrow. We decided to camp. Well, although the wind had picked up it was still bright. Needless to say the forecast was right. Fortunately the tents stood up to the battering and the ear plugs helped with the noise. It was a bit grim setting off from the campsite in the rain, but fortun

atelythe strong NE winds were mostly behind us.
It was a bit of a slog untold we stopped for breakfast at Skiach. After two Skiach breakfasts we hit the road again with dry jackets after the lady cafe owner offered to put our jackets through her dryer.
Inverness and then followed the road alongside Loch Ness.It was pretty much a wet ride all day, but arrived in good time in Fort Augustus.As we entered the very picturesque town, we spotted signs for a hostel and as it was still raining, we decided it would ne a good move to book in and dry out a bit.
After another haggis and black pudding supper I am writing this blog hoping for better webeather tomorrow.

83 miles
6.12 hours riding
13.31 Mph average
32.65 mph max
5457calories burnt
2534 feet climbed.

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