Day 17 – Inverness to Lairg

Another fantastic day with only one stiff climb and plenty of long gentle climbs and wonderful long descents.

Out of Inverness through the industrial estate, and over the bridge to the Black Isle

Then along the North edge of Beauly Firth with the most fantastic views that we have enjoyed so far

it even has a library which Norman enjoyed

On to Dingwall for elevenses and then a long climb up the side of Cromarty Firth with more fantastic views accentuated or spoilt by the remains of old oil rigs stored in the Firth.

and a long climb with fantastic views over Dornoch Firth, enough to make Norman sing whilst cycling

from there a descent to Bonar Bridge for a late lunch in a cafe with one of the best cafe views in the world

After lunch we had a gentle climb Achinduich waterfall where we watched salmon jumping up the waterfall’s really strong current

finally we enjoyed the path to Lairg station

though I can’t say that I would like to use it on a dark February night to catch the 16:00