Archive for July 21, 2013

Day 16 – Boat of Garten to Tain

Posted in Lejog with tags , , , on July 21, 2013 by lejogsb9

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A fabulous sea mist awaited us this morning allowing a much cooler start to the ride. It wasn’t until we reached the Kessock Bridge over the Beauly¬†Firth that we started to get a glimpse of any scenery as the sun began to make its presence known again. On reaching Inverness we weaved our way to the cycle cafe for mid morning tea and cakes and the opportunity to see a replay of Chris Froome’s epic finish on Mont Ventou. Continuing our journey through the Cairngorms the usual medley of songs rang out through the various villages we passed through. Our next stop was Dingwall for lunch. Finding not one cafe open the only option was the local pub. With 20 miles left of the route we ran parallel with the coast where we could see the disused oil rig in Cromerty Firth and far reaching views of the Black Isle. Picking up a stiff headwind for last 5 miles we arrived in Tain by 3.30 enabling an earlyish finish before regrouping for dinner with the rest of our cycling party.