Sunday, 29 April 2012

Home again

A great weekend overshadowed by the lurking cold, Saturday was great, sunny,nice and a really good run but still cold. As Anne and David arrived the hailstones started along with the snow and it kept up until Sandy, Bert and Laurenne arrived also. A great night on Saturday with all the usual nonsense and then a early start for some reason on Sunday. Frost greeted us as we went outside but the sky was blue and not a cloud to be seen.
We set of around 10am and enjoyed the first part of the A9 down to Inverness, stunning views and it really brings home why Scotland is such an amazing country to visit. We lost Sandy and stopped just South of Inverness, no signal at all on my O2 phone!! get your act together O2, no signal on this main trunk route, it would never have happened if I was still there! Luckily I had a Vodafone phone as a back up and found out Sandy had broken his chain and was waiting to be picked up by the breakdown truck. We headed on for what must have been my best ever run down the A9, quiet and no idiots. It did get colder as we dropped into Edinburgh but then we were home dry, great weekend and thanks to all who turned up and made it so good.
I must mention the accomodation in Rogart, Sleeperzzz is set in converted railway carriage's next to the Railway station, £15 Per person a night gets you a bunk, cooking and washing facilities in a great setting, shop and good pub nearby makes it the ideal stop off in this part of the world, perfect for the John O groats baggers! Thanks Kate, we'll be back!

Alex walking trying to Save petrol!
 Frost on the Bikes
 Fiona getting ready for the off
 Laurenne wondering if the tractor will start.....
 You even get a ticket!!

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