Scotland (again) backwards Day 2
Having woken up in Ullapool and a good breakfast under my belt, and most importantly a good night sleep I was ready to set off North and into Assynth, an area of Scotland in the far North West thats has the most striking mountains on the UK mainland, often overlooked by mountaineers who seek the easier to get to Munros and or the more well known peaks.
The roads were drier the further north I drove, and the snow line moved up to just a sugar coating on the summits, which made things far more interesting when say drinking a coffee wondering what the view would be like from the summit.
I didn’t however manage to drive the Assynth peninsula One of the key aims of this trip, so thats three times I have failed to get onto this road, last time was the broken window in the car and the need to get to some tools to fix it, this time road works had closed the road to through traffic). So there is still a reason to return.
Ben Hope the most northerly Munro, looked very majestic today with the sun shining off the sugar plastered snow. Once upon a time I would of walked up it, now I admire its ramparts and sence of isolation so far North from other Munro’s.
Today was a short 300 mile drive to an overnight halt in John O’Groats, at a hotel I have used before. Beer and steak pie it is! Followed by the drive home which was relaxing in its own right, just rolling along thought the day getting back home for late evening, all in 63 mpg average and I am de stressed.