The Tongue Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... Orkney Islands, a naval harbour in WW 2. Drove across the northern coast of Scotland westwards, with scenery becoming more rugged and mountainous. Cannot believe our luck with sunny, dry and slightly windy weather after numerous predictions of rain. Drove round the edge of Loch Eriboll, one of the deepest lochs in Scotland at 60 metres depth. On to Smoo Cave. A huge sea cave that you can enter from ...
... but breathtaking. The road we were on was an A road according to the map but was in actual fact a single track road. Traffic was so thin that over the stretch of 40 miles we probably only saw 30 cars.
The weather was warm but there was a haze across the landscape which meant the mountains were more like silhouettes on the horizon. It was wonderfully peaceful as we travelled past forests and lakes, praying our bikes wouldn't breakdown as it would have been ...
Today we rounded the North West tip of Scotland, called Cape Wrath. It's waters were well confused as befits a 'cape', where 2 bodies of water meet. Britain has 2 of them, this one and Cape Cornwall. On this occasion the accolade 'wrath' was, fortunately, not appropriate.
... the best days cycling I have ever done:) Within a few minutes of starting, our route took us on the notoriously dangerous A9, dum dum der!!! (Don't know how many, I'm better off not knowing, but we have kept hearing on the news while we have been on this trip that yet another cyclist, and sometimes an end to end cyclist, had been killed on the A9, flip!) so we understandably wanted to avoid it like the plague, but we simply had to do a 3 mile stretch of it ...
... was just great. The weather turned wet, which added to the difficulty of the wind. We passed the 900 mile mark, now 90% of the way! This was reached in the middle of nowhere, with greyness all around, on an A road, that was single car width with passing places. It felt different, it felt remote. On we cycled into the back of beyond, then out of the low cloud we saw the first building for miles. 'The Cask ...