We are now well and truly back into the swing of things !
The first half of the week we were still down in Watford with Susie helping out with Freddy whilst Susie was visiting Dan. He is recovering slowly but each day gets better and hoping to maybe be home by the end of this week which would be wonderful.
We returned to Inverness on Wednesday to pick up the bike and trailer and were back on the road early Thursday morning. It was a cold and windy day making it hard going – too windy to cycle across the bridges with a bitter hailstorm thrown in so pretty unpleasant for our first day back !
After a night in Evanton we travelled to Dornoch on a brilliant warm and sunny day making good progress which allowed a long afternoon to explore this pretty town with its Cathedral and glorious beaches.
Another sunny day took us to Brora via Golspie for a quick bike check – rear brakes not behaving too well ! Oscar relaxed as ever enjoyed the attention from a group of Rainbow Guides ( pre-Brownies) who came to the Coffee Bothy in Golspie to meet us and join us for a coffee and cupcake !
We reached Helmsdale near Wick on Sunday and were ready for the leg up to John o Groats on Monday morning. The weather has now turned and is heavy rain but mercifully no wind – as yet !
A huge thank you to Royal Golf Hotel Dornoch, Royal Marine Hotel, Brora, Jutta’s B&B and Hamnavoe B&B! A special thanks goes to G at Castle Stuart Golf Links once again!! Also to Florence at Navidale House! Some lovely food was also enjoyed at Thyme and Plaice, Helmsdale!
Early morning frost beside the Cromarty Firth
What bliss – nothing like a good back scratch !
Picture of happiness
Group of Rainbow Guides ( pre-Brownies ) in Golspie who came to see us en route and give Oscar a cuddle
Have we run out of Salters Premium Dog Foods?!
The single line track running all the way up to John o Groats from Inverness
The famous signpost
So what’s this signpost all about ?! I would just like to get inside in the warm and dry !
What a hailstorm that sky produced !
View over the Dornoch Firth – what a colour doesn’t look real !