Day 11 – the colossal Cairngorms

Packing up the wet tents at Noah’s Ark, we made our way towards national cycle route 77 (and later 7), which follows the A9 toward Inverness.

Such a great day. The route was easy to follow, hilly in places (climbing to a peak just under 500m) with stunning scenery all around.

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This photo doesn’t really do it justice, look closely and you’ll see the pockets of snow on the right.

We made good progress, then the last 15 miles were almost all down hill… Now that’s how I like my days to end!

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The rain started again, luckily just after I’d got back into the tent. Tonight’s camp site is amusingly bad. You even need 20p for hot water to wash up, the toilet block is breeze blocks and old… I’m not going in the shower either. Early night and on to Inverness tomorrow.

We also made a decision to ditch the camping gear at the hotel we’re staying in on sat (as we go through tomorrow) and use bunk houses and bnbs for the last couple of nights.

Thanks for your continued support (by comments, donations and baking) we’ve now both hit our fundraising targets and are on the home stretch!

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