Day 49 Banavie to Strontian

Wednesday August 11th. Banavie (near Fort William) to Strontian. 61 miles. 4 hours 50 minutes.

Weather: Overcast / dry to start but heavy rain / windy later.

Accommodation: Heatherbank (B&B).

Thought I was going to be lucky with the weather today as it had rained all night but stopped just before I set off in the morning. By midday, after brisk ride, sun was out. Stopped at Ardgour on Loch Linnhe for lunch - by the time I left an hour later the weather had closed in.

Heavy rain and strong winds for next 20 miles in perhaps most exposed and remote area I had yet cycled - one 4 mile climb straight into headwind particularly unpleasant. Glad to arrive in Strontian although final mile to accommodation was straight up a hill!