Wet Weekend in Plockton     fullscreen slideshow | other albums

The annual club flying weekend to Plockton and another weekend of no flying due to the wind and rain. So instead I cycled around the Applecross peninsula, doing Briain's steepest, sustained road climb, from sea level to 2000 feet. It was a toughy. Walking back from the pub later on - got soaked. Wandered up to the Old Man of Storr - got soaked. Cycled from Plockton to Skye over the bridge and back - got soaked. Still enjoyed it all though - great beer and food and company.

One of the many climbs heading north-west

Leaving the Torridon mountains behind

First sight of the western seaboard

The long and winding road

Brakes and gears - essential tools

The distant Cuillin Hills

Top of the Bealach Na Ba - 2000 feet straight up from sea level at Applecross

Recovering at the top of the big climb

Bealach Na Ba. Crazy descent ahead!

A few minutes later - and back at sea level again

The route, done anticlockwise, due to the strong northwesterly wind

The Old Man of Storr

Weird pinnacle - could only be Skye

Jill watches her step on the slippy, wet rock

A damp Mark, Gordon, Jill and me at the Old Man

More crazy pinnacles

Two Old Men?

The Skye sky

Blaven makes a fleeting appearance

Pre-dinner cycle from Plockton, to the Isle of Skye, to Plockton. Got soaked.