Today the hills were back with a vengeance, making me feel like all I said earlier in the week about getting stronger on them and learning how to climb them has gone out the window! No, I hadn’t magically got better at hills, it’s just that the hills for the last few days have been smaller, or perhaps I was having an off day today? Either way today was tough!! My bottom hurts, my legs are tired of hills and my lips are chapped, however much lipsalve I put on!
Of course, with the hills also came the views! More stunning scenery, with green fields hemmed by distant mountains and to my delight this morning we came across some highland cattle with big horns and hairy coats!
Something that has amazed us is how light it is here, I’m writing this now at half 10 and it’s still light as day here! Long may this good weather continue, although it has meant that I am the first person to have had heat rash in Scotland on a Great Bear Tour – now that’s certainly one for the record books!
Tomorrow we’re off past Glasgow and up into the highlands, 75 miles and lots more climbing!