Sunday, 23 September 2012

Sun 23rd: Elgol and Sleat

Yet again I made a slight mistake with the distance planning and the route for the day was going to be less that 20 miles from Broadford to the ferry terminal.  So we came up with a new plan involving cycling out to Elgol to get the view up Loch Coruisk into the Cullin horseshoe.

Our hosts for the night kindly let us leave the panniers behind to be picked up later and we set off down the road with much lighter bikes. The difference was remarkable - the handling changed and the effort involved in getting going was much more noticeable than expected.

For a dead end road it was quite busy - I guess as Elgol is a popular visitor destination, but the sun was shining, there was little wind and we had no luggage!  First stop before we reached Torrin was a bit of a traffic jam, a herd of cows being led down the road by the land-rover to their new grazing.  A few impatient car drivers trying to push past, but we just stopped and waited.  Mooing cows are quite loud when standing right next to you calling their calves!

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