The Belgrave Arms Hotel
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Total mileage: 77
Actual cycling time: 6 hours 45 minutes
On our way out of Aviemore we stocked up on our food supplies as in this area of the world stops can be hard to find. The cycle route ran parallel to the A9 through dense forest until we left the Cairngorms National Park.
From there onwards, the landscape reverted to farmland until we reached Inverness. Having struggled to find our way out we crossed another bridge and followed a ...
Later start today, altho up early after a longish sleep.
The party were in better mood today as no rain and very little wind whilst tackling Hopeman Golf Course. Some very interesting holes including the signature 12th which was a par three playing from the top of the dunes to the shoreside.
Out with AC and PK and we played pretty inconsistent stuff. Scored better than yesterday and lost less ...
What an amazing place. Travelled by passenger ferry from John O'Groats over to one of the Orkney Islands. Remote and wind swept they were a base for the British army in both world wars.Italian POW's built the chapel we visited and used bandages and paper to plaster the walls of the Nissan hut to make it look like a church. One guy fell in love with a local and when ...
... of Inverness as opposed to Helmsdale, the former being another 90 miles away, the latter 30...Then the A9 hits the Wick round and turns right and the wind is now on my right shoulder - wow I'm now leaning hard to the right to keep my bike on the road.
2 hours and 26 miles since I started so I stop, phone ahead for a hostel in Helmsdale NOT Inverness, then I look for a lunch stop and I strike lucky with a modest looking tearoom, the Laidhay on ...
... being flagged down and so in a matter of a few minutes I was heading back the way I'd come. Minutes in the bus covered the ground it had taken hours to walk in the morning. However, I was happy with the progress I'd made not only in the previous three days but throughout 2012.
Distance covered today 13.5 miles
Distance covered in 2012 421.7 miles
Total distance covered 616.1 miles