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Month: October 2016

Tuesday 11th October – Inverness to home by train

Tuesday 11th October – Inverness to home by train

It was a dark & miserable morning when I turned up at Inverness rail station ready for the train home, I’d arrived early to grab a coffee at a station café & then sat people watching for a while. Trains from here depart to a few far flung places in Scotland so there was a mixture of passengers coming & going including travellers, commuters, drunks armed with standard issue cans of Special Brew & unsurprisingly a fair few blokes in kilts….

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Monday 10th October – Bonar Bridge to Inverness

Monday 10th October – Bonar Bridge to Inverness

I set off from Bonar Bridge at 09:00hrs for a quick 15 mile ride south to the town of Tain, it was around 2 degrees & there was a bank of fog floating above the Kyle but the sun was making an appearance. Bonar  Bridge (Scots Gaelic Drochaid a’ Bhanna) is situated on the north bank of the Kyle of Sutherland in the parish of Creich in the Highland Council Region. The Kyle is a river estuary for the rivers…

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Sunday 9th October – Altnaharra to Bonar Bridge

Sunday 9th October – Altnaharra to Bonar Bridge

I had a good nights stay at the B&B in Altnaharra, really friendly couple who run the place, I stayed here last year when I came through on a different route from John O’Groats. I left around 08:45hrs & headed up past Ben Klibreck for a long climb to The Crask, it was bright sunshine but I could see cloud ahead to where I was heading. Once I got up to the top I was actually cycling through cloud, beautiful…

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