We fought the gusting winds back to the port at Stornaway on the Ilse of Lewis and were glad to hear the ferry was still running , since the sailing was on hold last evening due to predicted high winds.
There were a number of other bikers on tour here also.
The 2 ½ hour crossing was actually fairly calm.
Once we got off the boat our hotel was right at the exit of the dock. We took a walking tour of the town of Ullapool. There are lots of riders here checked in and waiting for the ferry in the morning.
Well it is still raining on and off as we ride north and west to John o Groat at the lands end in the north west of Scotland.
Gord this is for you!!
We drove over the pass past Loch Assynt and the Assynt castle.
From here we backtracked over the single-track loop thru Stoer. This brings you back on the north side of the Loch and back over the pass.
We continued north to the coast and continued along the north road that is not along the coast due to the mountainous terrain. There are incredible white sand beaches all along the route when you are at the coast.
Coming around the west side of Lock Eriboll we encountered 3 highland cows. They are a bit scary actually and unpredictable.
Scotland’s worst poet William McGonagall
There was a “cew” upon the hill
It’s “no” there “new”
Perhaps it shifted.
On the east side we ran into a herd of sheep and a Shepherd.
We continued past Castletown to the lands end at John o Groats. Ewan and Charlie started of their long way down from this sign. The spot is named after the ferryman who charged a groat to cross on the boat to the Orkney Islands to the north.