Thursday, 17 September 2015

Lejogle - Day 13

There was a mist over Ben Nevis this morning when we woke up, although it was clear at the campsite. It rained overnight but had stopped by the morning however the tent and ground were still wet.

We set off at about 9:20 and were making reasonable for the first 20 miles as they were flat (well flat in comparison to what was to come). The route then took us through Glencoe on a ribbon of road between some mountains. Although it’s between, there’s still quite a bit of climbing involved and you do go past a ski centre. The final 20 miles took us along the side of Loch Lomond to our campsite, which is right beside the loch.

It was another shorter day today as I couldn’t find a site further south before Glasgow, which we will be crossing tomorrow.

I arrived at the site at about 15:15. Once again dad’s sat nav took him too far and so I arrived first. Luckily the rain didn’t arrive for a couple of hours and so the tent was up and we were unpacked.

We do have a midge problem today though. We both look like we’ve got rashes. We’ve had a few flying around other days but nothing like this. The strange thing is that they are quite localised but sadly there is a swarm localised to our pitch. Maybe they will clear now that the rain has come.

Tomorrow is a ride down to and through Glasgow and then down to Beattock, which we passed on the way up. I think that the forecast at the moment is dry.

Distance Today - 79.0 miles
Distance from John O'Groats - 263.7 miles
Total Distance - 1,153.1 miles

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