From Helmsdale, we set off in the car- destination Pitlochry. This was Plan C, in which we stay three nights, for four rides in Perthshire. This was a rather dull drive down the A9, though broken by a supermarket visit in Aviemore.
Good weather all day!
Once in Pitlochry, we looked for a B&B for three nights, though we actually went for a self-catering house instead. After getting unpacked and buying a few supplies, we set out for a short ride over to Loch Tummel and the Queen’s View. Along the way, we stopped to eat one of the meals we’d taken for the tour. For this we stopped next to a sandy bank where sand martins were nesting (much too their dismay!)