So I finally head south. Having spent the whole day in bed with a chest cold I decided to head south rather than stagnate. From Inverness the choice was to follow the A9 for a few miles then get onto the cycle path. The A9 is a very busy road and I could not wait to get off it.
I soon realised I had no puff so this was going to be a tough day. My first target was Carrbridge only 32 miles and I limped into it around 11am. This is where Haegyn had spent quite a bit of time so it was nice to find his ex employer Peter, and the Old Bakery. The shop was now run by an Australian lady, Paige, that had been there for fourteen years but Peter still owned the building and hotel next door.
After having a nice pot of tea and a few biscuits I decided to push on to Aviemore. This was a beautiful very touristy town with lots of attractions. I however decided to continue a little further and after cycling another 14 miles went through Kingnussie and into Newtonmore where I would camp for the night. Before making camp I decided to explore the village and found the Highland Folk Museum.
You can certainly see the building style of the early settlers of SA in these structures.
After this we head south for Manchester and lets see if I can shake off this flu……
Eugene on a bike somewhere in the world