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Day 9: LEJOG Aviemore to a Field

Left the B&B by 5 and felt good, I was going home – even if I was cycling north.

Loads of animals today, some dead, some live. Dead: 3 deer, birds of pray, gulls, corvids, black bird, pheasant, hedgehogs, rabbits and fox. Alive: Deer, 3 lapwings, curlews, 2 hares, and 4 domestic cats.

There were a lot of nice tracks today and a few horrible bits of A9, going past Inverness for example – not advised but couldn’t see a better route.

I mainly got my head down to knock out the miles but I did see a man in a kilt, I smiled at him, he scowled at me.

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After dinner at Helmsdale there are 2 terrible hills. The worse of the 2 began with B, maybe Berriedale – look it up.

I’m now in a farmer’s field just outside Wick overlooking Sinclair’s Bay. There’s not a whisp of wind and the clouds are clearing.

I’m tired, it was a 140 mile day, I need to sleep.

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