|Light drizzle at the start of the day|
At the start of the day I was greeted by light showers and as the road started climbing I soon shed my waterproof layer as I warmed up. It soon became apparent that it would be another day of strong winds but knowing that the weather would brighten up and the winds would become cross- rather than head-winds once I reached Fort William and turned North East helped keep me going.
|Heading up the first climb of the day|
|Pretty dry at this point|
|8 miles later, it's shelter in the car time|
|Climbing into the Highlands|
|I think this wins the biggest sign of the week award|
Pushing on into Glen Coe the headwind wasn't letting up but I was certainly glad I no longer had my sodden panniers weighing me down as I passed another cyclist with a huge amount of luggage struggling into the wind. Approaching the summit of the road in Glen Coe the sun finally started to make an appearance and I was filled with hope for the remainder of the day.
|Heading up Glen Coe|
|View near the top of Glen Coe as the sun starts to come out|
|Looking back towards Fort William|
|The Great Glen|