Monday 10 June 2013
Another good but very tiring day.
We set off in the cool of early morning about 7.15am and there was no one about in the youth hostel. We rode the long way out of Durness, passing an old chap wearing his kilt working in a field. So good to see. We rode along the side of the Kyle of Durness before starting the first of many long slow climbs. We came across this well and the water was very refreshing.
We did get some goo descents as well and on on I clocked 34.3 mph. Wow. Good job the road surface was good. We made a bref stop in Rhiconich before travelling on to Laxford Bridge where there is extensive road widening going on so we didn’t stop. However, we had cycled more than 20 miles and it was time for 2 nd breakfast which we had sat behind a largish rock to get shelter from a wind which had sprung up and was to plague us the rest of the day. We carried on to Scourie where there is a Spar shop and we bought some supplies to last us until we get to Ullapool.
We continued climbng until a viewpoint came up and I pulled in. There were some very kind French Motorhome travellers who applauded me . I tried to explain my DH had helped me up the hill when h came into view. As it was so hot I was running low on water and they topped up my water bottle for me. E ten descended into kylesku.
This was taken from the bridge and shows Loch Glencoul which DH and I kayakec up some years ago. Not long after we stopped at a litte tearoom cum craftshop cum doll museum and te lady told us there were more hairpin bend climbs to come. More walking and another sandwich stop on the roadside. Eventually, we got to Inchnadamph where we couldn’t get accomodation so we wildcamped down near the old church near to the side of Loch Assynt. 47