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Land’s End – John o’ Groats diary – Day 10

LEJOG Day 10 Laggan – Brora
98.1 miles. 16.1mph average. 37.1 max.

Tough, tough day.
Let’s start with the good. The weather was amazing, clear skies, beaming sunshine again
later in the day.
Ride alongside Loch Ness. Tick!

The bad. Near as dammit 100 miles, killer climb known as Heartbreak Hill,
where I’m pretty sure my heart left my ribcage and had to be pushed back down,
and the most evil headwind for the last 15 miles of the day.

It’s always hard to condense these days down into a few paragraphs as we see so much in the course of
one day, but suffice to say there was a hell of a lot of pedalling and in my case a lot of vocal discussion
with the headwind.
Anyway, that’s our longest and hopefully toughest day behind us, though tomorrow’s 65 mile ride
promises to be tougher than it sounds due to more of the headwind. We’ll see, whatever the bitch
throws at me to try to get me to quit won’t be enough so it doesn’t matter.

Staying in some very nice apartments in Brora, but frankly these days anything with a shower
and a bed is fine by me…

A few pics as usual…

IMG_20150910_075807Leaving the hostel this morning.

IMG_20150910_085727Loch Ness!

IMG_20150910_090544 IMG_20150910_090617 IMG_20150910_090744 IMG_20150910_134348 IMG_20150910_154239Last water stop was in the grounds of the Glenmorangie Distillery.
Didn’t have time for the tour, but had a sneak peek.

IMG_20150910_154402 IMG_20150910_155052 IMG_20150910_180532Making our swish apartments look somewhat less so.

IMG_20150910_182227View from the back of the apartment.

PANO_20150910_085649Loch Ness panorama

LEJOG Day 10 mapOur madness, mapped

Click links to other days:

LEJOG Day 1
LEJOG Day 2
LEJOG Day 3

LEJOG Day 4
LEJOG Day 5
LEJOG Day 6
LEJOG Day 7
LEJOG Day 8
LEJOG Day 9
LEJOG Day 10
LEJOG Day 11
LEJOG Day 12

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