We made the most of the Easter break leaving work on our bikes on Thursday night and heading up to the Ardnamurchan peninsula for the evening. By the time we got there it was still sunny but it was dropping fast and the cold started. Our stove was on the way out but luckily it lasted long enough to make dinner (there's nowhere near here to get stuff to eat!)
A fine evening watching the scenery do not very much, a cold night though and the morning dawn brought a hard frost which covered everything in a white blanket. Being stove less we couldn't make a cup of tea in the morning, tragedy, but the post office about 6 miles along the road has a superb tearoom so we took breakfast there before having a superb ride along the single track roads to Mallaig and another ferry over the sea to Skye.
The weather was incredible, still evidence of snow on the hills but real heat in the sun, we took the back road through Plockton and then over the Bealach to Applecross. A great night in the Applecross Inn, plenty alcohol and new friends made (hello Graham & Linda)
Saturday was a hangover day, a walk to the visitor centre to read about local history and then we met Bert & Laurenne who'd come down in the noddy car, a great lunch and blether at the walled garden followed by another overindulgent night at the Inn in great company.
We decided to head home on the Sunday but took our time, stopped plenty and enjoyed the ride in glorious weather all the way home although from Stirling to Edinburgh it was bloody freezing!
A fantastic weekend and when you get weather like this Scotland is unbeatable, a chippy tea in Comrie rounded off the main party.
Today was spent swapping bikes around, now got my Guzzi here so I can get it ready for the Rally in two weeks time, great thing this motorcycling lark!
|Ballahulish for petrol, sun and snow on the hills|
|The Corran ferry to Ardnamurchan|
|Fi preparing the chicken|
|Note Hairy Bikers low fat option!! (Dlesn't work for me!)|
|It doesn't get better|
|Waiting for the ferry|
|We share the same hairdresser, the local barber offers the "Mallaig Mullet" I think our is better|
|Ferry to Skye....speed bonnie boat and all that nonsense|
|Skye in the Background|
|This stone cross is 1400 years old|
|The Famous Bealach Na Baa|
|Chippy at Comrie|
|Loch Carron for beakfast (Thanks Kate) |