Sunday, 9 June 2013

Day 9 - Inverness to Fort William (105km)

After going to bed at 2am after the festival we had a sleep in a little before cycling South along Loch Ness, just a little hungover. As we were passing by the festival we popped in to the lost and found (no luck) and took some photos of the festival with our phones. Unbeknownst to us there was an organised cycle of about 700 cyclists that (mostly) passed us throughout the day. They too were making the journey from top to bottom but with support cars and no luggage to carry and those new fangled crazy racing bikes made of that dangerous "carbon fiber" stuff. They are doing 105 miles a day average which is quite a feat. The cycling was beautiful, following the length of Loch Ness and then Loch Lochy with a couple of nice 9% climbs. We detoured off the main road and followed a canal path which was very picturesque (and flat). Arriving in Fort William we discovered that although it's quaint to have every house have it's own name instead of a number, when it comes to locating you B&B on a 3km street after cycling 105km house numbers are a really good idea.

Half a view of Loch Ness after the sun came out.
Scotland is so pretty when the sun shines.

At the commando memorial.