Hi. Been a busy couple of weeks cycling up through the western islands of Scotland and today we finally made it back across the Skye Bridge onto the mainland. I had my brother up here for a few days and he did a days cycling with me down to the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse. Like a lot of the islands here the hills were brutal and the climb back up the switchbacks was pretty full on. We've seen plenty of wildlife here - lots of deer, seals, a red squirrel and a golden eagle.
Rupe has been riding with me for the last 6 days and weve clocked up around 300 miles I guess. We visited the most westerly point (Ardnamurchan Lighthouse), Oban, Isle of Mull, Isle of Skye and Neist Point Lighthouse. Hes going home tomorrow (or back to Glasgow) so I'll be heading north alone again for a bit. I'm planning on getting up to John O'Groats in about a week or so's time, then head back down towards Inverness for the weekend after...weather permitting.
The scenery has been the most spectacular of the trip so far and the weather has been the most changeable.
I'm not going to try and put any pics up at the moment as this connection is awful. I don't seem to get much chance to update my blog that often but I will, however, keep my limited daily tweeting going.
That's all for now. cheerio
Monday, 3 May 2010
Managed to find a great little cafe in Ayr that has WiFi so heres a some pics from the last few weeks... On to the islands tomorrow!
Mountain road in the Isle of Man