So leaving Scotland today, my first time here and I must say even though the weather done its best to put a damper on things I loved it, the people are lovely, very friendly, the scenery is stunning and from a bikers point of view the roads are amazing..well all apart from the A9..
Anyway, after another good breakfast, that seems to be the theme of this little trip, I set off back towards Carlisle along a route that was suggested to me by @scottishmotorcyclist on Twitter..leaving Inverness before rush hour, if there is a rush hour, along the banks of Loch Ness, I looked, even stopped a few times but I couldn’t see Nessie..
Carrying on towards Fort William, a couple of guys in the Mitchell’s Motorcycles suggested this road, a cracker it was too, had to watch out under the trees as the roads were still a bit damp, dry otherwise, just low cloud..anyway, through Fort Augustus and onto Fort William, weather improving all the time..
Then on to Glencoe…didn’t know what to expect here but it was stunning, low cloud over the mountains…I can imagine how bleak it gets there in the winter, stop for a cup of tea at a view point and the guy in the trailer says 1oo+mph winds and 10 metres of snow, incredibly beautiful though, fast straight roads but be warned speed camera vans patrol regularly…
Then on to Loch Lomond after a quick fuel stop, this days ride must rate up there pretty highly with some of the best roads I’ve ever ridden, it didn’t matter if you got stuck behind a car for a while you just sat back and enjoyed the view..
Sadly all good things must come to an end and as I was rapidly approaching Glasgow it was time to jump on the motorway for an hour or so to Carlisle, I didn’t mind though after a ride like that, did I mention that I enjoyed today 🙂
Tracking map, signal dropped out a few times due to the enclosed tree canopy..
So, the final leg tomorrow, hopefully the weather will be ok and I’ll take some pictures as I go through the Lake District..about 270miles today.