Wednesday 29th August 2012 – Day 17
Lochcarron – Torvaig (Isle of Skye)
2843 feet climbed
2237 calories burnt
Cumulative miles cycled round the coast = 1,114.86 miles
Please remember that Kirsty Medlock and her Dad, Stephen cycled the 4,000 miles round the coast of Britain to raise £10,000 for Clifton’s Children Society (CCS) Adoption, the agency that facilitated an adoption for family friends. Please follow this link to donate as much as you can http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/cycling4adoption
Many, many thanks in advance!
Diary – Day 17
We were pretty quick to get off this morning, the weather looked as though it was going to be kind to us so we wanted to make the most of it. We had to make a quick dash for it because the midgies were laying in wait, ready for us to pop out of the motorhome. Dad and I hopped on our bikes and started out along the west side of Loch Carron heading north. It was another mildly demoralising moments when again you realise you’ve got to get all the way along the loch and back again, why does no one build bridges over these things!
We could feel the weather could turn at anytime so in the morning we just got out heads down and ploughed on. By the time I had looked at our mileage we had already done 15 miles. There wasn’t that much to note, until we got to around Badicaul where we got held up by a herd of highland coo’s being lead along the road. All traffic was stopped and Dad and I hid behind a car, so we didn’t get pronged by one of their horns!
When we got to the Kyle of Lochalsh, we stopped for a pitstop and banana. I was confronted in the toilet by millions of postcards plastered all over the walls and ceiling, but one stuck out the most and that was a darn postcard of Bealach-Na-Ba, the hill we climbed yesterday (couldn’t get away from it!).
The Skye Bridge was probably the easiest and most peaceful crossing we’ve had so far, although saying that, it was the most sheltered and shortest bridge! About 10 miles or so on to Skye, we met the motorhome in Broadford. Harry and Mum had been shopping and done the laundry too – YAY to fresh sheets!
We stuck around for a while at lunch as the weather had deteriorated again.
Waterfall, bad roads, overtaking car head on, long climb, weather