A stunning day for a ride along Loch Ness. All of Inverness seems to be out strolling as I think sunny warm days in September are unusual here and must be treasured.
I follow another B road south and will take the B 862 to the east and high above Loch Ness.
I spot a curious sign along the way.
I cannot see how slow moving elderly folks are any danger to motorists.
Soon I see the northern end of Loch Ness.
I think it looks most mysterious in black and white.
I climb about 300 meters above Loch Ness to roll along the moorland again. I get very lucky and have the road entirely to myself as it is closed to vehicles due to construction but open to cyclists.
You can get a feel for the place with this video.
I continue along gaining another 100 meters or so for this panoramic view before my descent into Fort Agustus. The longest and steepest downhill so far in over 8,000 km.
In Fort Agustus, I am now on the southern end of Loch Ness and since I took a leisurely pace today and it is getting dark, I find a bed and breakfast for the evening.
Stats – for Friday 7 September 2012
Finish: Fort Agustus
Distance: 56 km
Time on Bike: 3 hrs 38 min
Average speed: 15.3 km/hr
Distance to Date: 8,407 km