Dad’s had an OK day, and he’s now done a grand total of 1007 miles – fantastic!!
Despite rain overnight it was mostly dry and not too hilly – although there was one high pass that he went over. Parts of it were tough going… there’s a long bridge across the Beauly Firth and there was a very strong side wind (fortunately bikes and pedestrians had their own section). After that as he headed further from Inverness towards Dingwall (where he is tonight), there was a strong head wind – so the last 12 miles were a bit of a slog. He also had trouble finding the b&b for tonight – but he found a very helpful woman who gave him the directions. He stopped in Inverness for some food to eat tonight, plus a paper, so he’s looking forward to getting in his room and relaxing!
As well as cycling 50 miles he’s also been on more of an historical tour… he stopped at the Culloden museum and also passed the Clava Cairn, so stopped and had a look at the bronze age circular tombs.
…and he’s been keeping an eye out for nature. Having mentioned the red squirrels yesterday, he saw a polecat today (unfortunately dead at the side of the road, but he says it still counts as having seen one!). But here’s a cute live one to look at!