After 22 hours I finally made it from Eastbourne up to Wick, before cycling for 1hr40 in winds of up to 40mph up to JOG. After getting a fellow tourist to take my photo, I quickly got back on my bike to cycle back. No point in hanging around in the cold at JOG...
Over 18 hours on trains can get a bit boring, luckily I was in the privileged position of being given my own sleeper birth rather than having to share. A good nights sleep was had before being provided with several cups of coffee and shortbread by carriage host David at 7am. Looking out the window whilst drinking said coffee, was not inspiring. As we were going through the Cairngorms a blizzard ensued, which although the mountains looked fantastic, it doesn't bode well for the next couple of days.
Tonight I am staying in the Harbour House B&B in Wick. Very comfy room, no ensuite, but a private bathroom across the hall, so not so bad. I have been to the local Weatherspoons for food, chicken wings to start followed by chicken curry, all washed down by a couple of pints of beer. £1.85 a pint, I love Scotland :-)
Tomorrow it's breakfast in bed at 7.30!
hope to get a few miles in before 2nd breakfast, looking forward to getting up Berridale first. A few big bridges to go across tomorrow which I'm really not looking forward to. Ho hum. Onwards and downwards.
17 miles done. 55mins.