2014 Summer Tour Day 4 – Harris
We decided to take it a bit easier today. The wind was still quite strong and from the north bringing cool temperatures and showers, so after a fine breakfast we set off up the steep road from Loch Seaforth up to the main road. A wee bit of climbing and then the spectacular descent from Clisham. The tandem’s brakes were well up to the task. But another bout of pedalling into a stiff headwind really didn’t fill us with enthusiasm!
Eventually we paused in the shelter of a roadside quarry to eat our packed lunches. In so doing, we startled three fledgling crows, one of which nearly fell into a pond.
After lunch, we could see dark clouds looming and decided to
head back to the B&B.
Having a tail wind was such a change! We roared back to Clisham in double quick time, and found the climb quite easy in gear 5. From there it was an easy ride back to the B&B. We took the rest of the day easy.
After hearing quite a few cuckoos, we finally saw one, flying overhead.
We were becoming rather optimistic that the next few days will see better weather…though I guess it was rather difficult to see how things could worsen!
Links to individual pages
20th May Day 1 – Oban to Lochboisdale
21st May Day 2 – Lochboisdale to Lochmaddy
22nd May Day 3 – Lochmaddy to Maraig
23rd May Day 4 – Harris
24th May Day 5 – Maraig to Waternish
25th May Day 6 – Waternish to Broadford
26th May Day 7 – Broadford to Acharacle
27th May Day 8 – Acharacle to Oban