Ben Loyal Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
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... at the first sitting, all planning their days travel. The wifi was good as was the advice from our landlady. We packed and returned to pay. Harris came out into the common room to see us off. He dropped a piece of bacon on the floor at my feet, seems I'd made a friend. Evidently he has a habit of hiding a piece of bacon or bone under the pillows in the common room, charming. We loaded up and headed out of town back passed the castle on the first of our ...
After another awesome walk to the stacks we headed back to civilisation, a giant tescos where we stocked up on coffee, wifi, soup cans and other things we might need. I saw a picture of a place called smoo cave, a cave by the ocean that has a waterfall running through it. Without any reason to head up to the northern most part of scotland until now, it was a positive quick decision and we were glad we did it. For half the day we drove along the coast into ...
Total mileage: 64
Actual cycling time: 6 hours
We headed out of Tain along the side of a loch until we reached the villages of Bonar Bridge and then Lairg. Looking at a map you would think both are towns but, as we've discovered, civilisation in Scotland is on a much smaller scale to the south of England and you must never assume there will be a corner shop or pub!
From there we ventured off into the wild across a vast expanse of Sutherland that ...
... Cape Wrath. It's a 15 minute boat trip followed by a 50 minute minibus ride to the lighthouse which marks the most north westerly point in Britain. The minibus seats 16 and the boat 10. There must be at least 40 of us waiting and only two minibuses. There is no queuing system so it's every man for himself. One man drives up at the last minute, illegally parks his car in the turning area rather than the official car park and then nips down the slipway: ...
... rain we were in high spirits, actually we were weirdly glad it was raining because it felt like that is what the weather should be like in Scotland. We reminisced about when we took our 100 mile (1 finger) photo in the scorching heat, somewhere way back south, it seemed a long time ago. Some of today and yesterday I have been able to pull Henry along, I'm glad of the chance to repay him for dragging me along kicking and screaming for our first 700 miles. We had lunch ...