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Rest Day 2: LEJOG Aviemore

Something I forgot to mention yesterday, I heard a Scottish man say to his mate, about his small child sitting on the cross bar of his bike – “Argh nae! She’s sheeet herself!”. Maybe you had to be there.

At breakfast there was an American family who’s son (probably about 8) would only talk to the waitress in squeaks unless reminded by his parents to “use your talking voice”. He was very annoying.

Got the bus to the Cairngorm Mountains and took the funicular railway to the top. I’d have liked to have walked or cycled up but that’s no the idea of a rest day is it? Squeak boy turned up on the bloody train.

Tomorrow the idea is to get as far as possible with Helmsdale being minimum, hoping to get at least 10 miles beyond that. It will leave me less to do on the last day, I need to get to John o’Groats by 10:30 on Thursday to allow me to get back to Wick to get the train to Inverness.

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Only 2 days cycling and the sleeper train left before I’m home – whoop!

I feel like rest days are bit of a waste but I guess I need them.

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