Well Dad has turned the corner and is now cycling along the north of Scotland. However the weather has changed. Thunder and lightning. It's been like that since 3.00 p.m. It's raining so bad he can't even dash over to the Spa shop over the road to buy tea!! He had to cycle for awhile in the rain and boy did it rain. I don't suppose it's much fun being on top of a hill on your bike with no shelter in the thunder and lightning!!!
He is staying in the Lazy Crofter Backpackers in Durness. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durness
He might stay there for a couple of days especially if the weather doesn't clear up. Durness has a couple of pubs and shops. As a lot of his stuff was already wet he's done some laundry already!!
This morning weather was fine when he set off. He left Stoer on the small narrow lanes heading for Drumberg. The road got very hilly after Drumberg and he climbed/descended seven hills! You can even see the arrows on the map! He then got back onto the A894 towards Klyesku. Lunch was in Scourie. Dad sat on a bench which was a memorial to biker. Dad cycled on towards Laxford Bridge where it started to rain.
A man stopped Dad today and said "are you Jack". He'd been given a message from Joe & Ali who Dad had met a few days ago. They are probably a day behind Dad at the moment.
Dad is probably now about 100 miles from John o'Groats. Well if it stops raining Dad is off out for a pint or two tonight. I think it will be earned.