Day 14 – Stonehaven to Peterhead
A bit chilly, blowy, rainy… loved it!
Then it was sunny again.
Day 15 – Peterhead to Banff
What a lovely 17% gradient. Yes, I was looking back… and breathing very heavily. The strange marks on the road surface are sweaty cyclist imprints where I fell off through lack of momentum. They soon evaporate.
Day 16 – Banff to Elgin
Only one picture worth posting today. I did meet some pigs, but they were not at all co-operative.
Cold, windy and raining mostly. For a change the wind was almost behind me.
Day 17 – Elgin to Inverness
Meet the Dicksons!
Look, snow on mountains.
Day 18 – Inverness to Dingwall
Day 19 – Dingwall to Golspie
Day 20 – Golspie to Wick
This hill was a bleeder!
Hmmm, that looks like more weather.
The harbour at Wick
Day 21 – Wick to Thurso
The John O’Groats Hotel.
Last time I saw this building it was not in use, but it did have a spectacular paint job.
It took a whole bottle of turps to get it cleaned up.
The lighthouse at Dunnet Head, the true most northerly point of mainland Great Britain. There are nicer pictures to be seen here.
Day 22 – Thurso. A day off, and a nice day for a walk.
Day 23 – Thurso to Tongue
That reddish-brown stuff in the rock is Scottish toffee.
This one is included just so I can say that I was doing 63 kph down that hill, with my brakes squealing… ok, it might have been me.
Day 24 – Tongue to Durness
The trouble with going over that edge, and the lovely steep downhill that follows, is that it has taken me about 40 minutes of hard climbing to get this high. Oh well, here goes…
A lamb… hoping that ‘hat hair’ isn’t always as extreme as that sported by the old bloke on a bike. In fairness it is quite bad; sort of badger effect in 3D.
Day 25 – Durness to Rhiconich
Day 26 – Rhiconich to Lochinver
If I was to say I biked up that hill, it would be partly true.
Day 27 – Lochinver to Ullapool