Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Well Dad has made it to Dingwall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingwall Been a bit of a cool and wet day. However he enjoyed the cycling today as it was mostly off the main roads on small lanes following the coast. He left Brora and took the A9 to Golspie and over Loch Fleet and down to Dornoch. He then sat watching lots of seals basking out in the bay. He stopped off at a cafe for a bacon sandwich only to be told we only do BLT or panni's. Dad gave it a miss and headed off until he found a cafe that did a proper bacon buttie!

Dad then head over the Dornoch Firth and onto Tain. Along the Cromarty Firth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromarty_Firth and into Invergordon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invergordon, Alness and eventually into Dingwall. Lunch stop today was a bus shelter - out of the rain.

He got chatting to a local biker today about the TDF. Dad also stopped off in a Church and there was a guy working in there. Dad got chatting and he said he was from Stoke-on-Trent and the guy said "oh I know Weston Coyney"!!

Evening meal tonight is cup-a-soup and salmon rolls (salmon was always a Sunday night's tea!!). He didn't mention what pudding was. He is hoping to go off to the pub tonight as last night it was rained off! However his Millet's test is still serving him well as it's standing up to the bad weather.

While he was in Wick camping he met up with Phil and Steve who had just completed the end to end. Steve has been in touch and sent me the following photo of himself and Dad enjoying a pint.

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