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.