The Tongue Hotel
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Biggest couple of driving days we did in the whole trip and most of it was on single lane roads. They have passing bays every few hundred metres, but heaps of blind corners and blind hilltops. Very few fences so the sheep and lambs were all over the road, which made for even more interesting driving. Then to make it …
... and looked at the first cave, 30 metres deep and 15 metres wide. The second cave, seen from a bridge, is full of water and in summer you can take a boat ride into the third cave, deep inside the hill, created by a river flowing underground. Finally camped at a site at Sango Sands, overlooking the beach, free at this time of year. (and no significant wind). Haggis for dinner, with vegies but no ...
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 ...
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A few hours of motoring later and we were snug in the tiny fishing village of Kinlochbervie, population 480, which is just a few miles up Loch Inchard.
We are now heading south, back towards Cornwall. Today we had lumpy seas and no one felt very hungry whilst at sea.
... 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 ...