This morning, Rachel and I started riding an hour after the rest of the group because our breakfast didn’t start until 8:30AM, and we didn’t want to pass up a free meal.
This morning we had a delicious family breakfast together, thanks to our hosts, Dennis and Helen, at Glen Albyn Lodge before heading out on our bikes.
Since it is only an 8 mile ride, mostly along canal tow paths, we were in no hurry. A short day was greatly appreciated after our marathon day yesterday. Continue reading Keeper of the Locks
Once again, we woke to a rainy scene outside our window, but today we planned to ride 26 miles from Fort William to Invergarry, so we couldn’t avoid it any longer. The six of us stuffed ourselves with the traditional Scottish breakfast then separated our things we would carry for the ride from the rest of our belongings which would be transferred to the next B&B by van and finally saddled up to start the first leg of our 79 mile journey.
We slept for almost twelve hours, though I felt like I could have slept for twelve more. When I finally rolled over in bed, the clock read 8AM. Our plan was to hike Ben Nevis, but, after a glance at the pouring rain outside our window, we began to reconsider. Ben Nevis is the highest peak in the UK, so this plan was a hard one to let go, but as the day wore on and the rain didn’t stop, I eventually accepted that it just wouldn’t be worth it. Chris kept saying, “Let’s just see how the day goes,” up until almost 1PM, because he wanted to make sure that it was my decision to not hike up the mountain, so that I couldn’t pester him with guilt-inducing comments for the rest of the trip about choosing not to do the hike!
On Saturday, Chris’ sister, Charity, and her friend, Rachael, came to Boston for a bar crawl titled, The 12 Bars of Christmas. The event was hosted by Team Velox Rota (Boston based cycling team and 501-c-3 registered non-profit raising money for MS) and the money raised by our drinking benefits the National MS Society. We had a blast strolling around Boston in our Christmas attire!