Woke to one of the sunniest mornings of the trip. Quite possibly the nicest in this part of Scotlands meteorological history. Knowing that we only had 38 miles remaining added to its sweetness.
We stopped in wick for the obligatory pastry or two and continued along the near flat roads to John O’Groats.
The weather was still clear as we went over the crest of the last hill to see John O’Groats sitting before us. Giving us a nice downhill straight into the visitors parking.
We congratulated some other cyclist when they arrived. We found out later that they hadnt even started, they were doing JOGLE. Dave was in gloating heaven!
A short stop at Dunnet Head followed.. the official most northerly point of mainland Britain. Then continued to Thurso for celebratory beers and maybe a deep fryed Mars bar or two… phew!!
The weather today was good. The terrain and the wind on the whole were in our favour. So Dave’s gripes today are aches and pains (all mid-thirties gents like a grumble 😉 ).
Achey knees upon waking up were soon overtaken by achey thighs and calves, but gradually during the day, achey tendons won the award for biggest gripe followed closely by achey backside (goes without saying buy equally it goes numb after a while anyway).
Anyway, gripes aside, a good day was had… 90 miles done.
Tonight Dave made an excellent tea of rice and macaroni risotto with tomato curried eastern european tinned sardines. Plus grated cheese sprinkles…bon appetite!
We’re staying in a magnificent 400 year old Norman castle. Our dorm is called The Hanging room!
A quarter of the way through and going strong. Tomorrow, after our english breakfast we head to Shrewsbury, albeit possibly in yet more rain!