Yesterday evening was passed with a very nice dinner at the Bannockburn Inn in Helmsdale where we ate local delicacies such as the NC500 Burger (NC being North Coast and 500 being the distance it covers), Rob Roy Chicken and Rib Eye Steak. Well one of us wasn’t getting into the spirit of things! 😊
Then we had a ‘bed watch’ of the footy and the lights were switched off nice and early.
The early morning activities were certainly disrupted today after all realized that we weren’t actually on a campsite with all the ‘facilities’ that a campsite affords an individual. Let’s just say that at one point Thomas was screaming for help in how to use the RV convenience, only to be told by the other travellers that they couldn’t hear him! Zoe Ball in the morning has never been played so loudly!!
We set off around 9:00am knowing we had 57 miles in front of us before we got to Dingwall and our next overnight stop. Alan and Thomas knew we were in safe hands with our driver Craig 😊
This was the road ahead of us as we set off this morning. Somehow, Alan and Thomas had felt that they had crossed this bridge before!
The weather all today has been amazing. We have had the sun all day with continuous gentle breeze. The ride has been through some absolutely spectacular scenery where we hugged the coast all the way to Golspie. During that section of the trip, we were so pleased to receive two donations from local people who were so generous and had seen our riding outfits and also the great work that Craig had done in fixing our decal to the front of the RV.
We took some great shots along the way. This first one was on the beachfront at Golspie.
Alan and Thomas posing, and then filming a wildlife spectacular like David Attenborough!
But Thomas caught him out 😊
In fairness, this is what he was filming….pretty spectacular.
During our crossing of the Dornoch Firth, Craig decided that he wasn’t really interested in any future inheritance when posting this mickey-take of his poor old dad. ‘Dad decided to swim the one section….’ 😊
But in all seriousness, some of the views we have seen today have been stunning. Take a look at this as one that we selected for you.
Alan was so impressed that he made me film him! 😊
Anyway all, we have arrived at our site where apparently one of the conditions of stay is that ‘Heavy petting should be avoided’!!!
We have all had showers, tended the bikes, and are now getting set for an evening of food…not sure where or what yet…a couple of cold ones and the footy.
Thanks so much for all your support. So far this evening we have raised £5,336 to date. We couldn’t do it without you!
Tomorrow takes us to the Cairngorms and through the famous site of Culloden with the longest distance so far at 64 miles and 3676ft of climb which is also the biggest yet. So we will need our rest tonight!
Signing off now, till tomorrow. 😊