Friday, 18 May 2012

Scottish Highlands

The view above was the one that greeted us at the breakfast table and what a view it was!

Food and accommodation at The Whistlefield Inn was excellent value for money and our host, landlord Jackie, certainly pulled out all the stops - especially at breakfast.

After taking advice from past Lejog riders to stay as far west as we could for our Lejog, those words of advice paid off today. The roads in this part of Scotland were extremely quiet, not too hilly and the road surface good. The route we had taken with the very short ferry trip meant we avoided the built up areas around Glasgow.

Todays route took us from Loch Eck towards Oban with a coffee stop at Inveraray and Loch Etive. Before reaching Oban we took a turn to the north, now bound for Fort William.

On the approcah to Fort William the heavens opened, you can see the storm arriving at the end of this short video....

As the rain was so heavy a decision was made to jump on the pavement in Fort William for our safety. A short way up the road we were grateful to meet both of our support vehicles, enabling us to wrap up in our waterproofs as prior to the storm we had been in summer cycling kit.

Even when the rain had subsided, the 10 miles or so to our stop at Roy Bridge felt the longest stretch ever.  Snow on the horizon showed how far north we had progressed.  Thankfully the bunkhouse attached to the pub was a warm one.


  1. How powerful the written word can be, Your valor and courage shine like a star in the black sky at nite. May the Angels always watch over all of you.
    From a yank who thinks you all rock.

  2. I will always wonder why no one else commented????
    Even though Mr Darren Finlayson chose to ignore me.
    I still think you all are the anchor of alice's boat.
    And lastly Thank you to Ms Broomfield for being nice to me. I will forever remember how nice you are.