Sunday, 3 August 2014

Day 9 - Wherever you will go

If I could, then I would,
I'll go wherever you will go,
Way up high, or down low,
I'll go wherever you will go
The Calling

Today's been a fantastic rest day, we awoke on the banks of Loch Fyne, which was mill pond smooth this morning, an absolutely beautiful setting and definitely worth a visit.

I'm not sure my iPhone camera does it justice, but hopefully you get the idea.

It was a rest day with a twist, as it was also Carla's birthday.  Perhaps not the way she'd choose to spend her birthday, but I think it's testament to the fantastic support that she has given me through this epic adventure, from the very start through to the culmination of activities now - I'm a lucky guy!

We spent the day relaxing at Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa. Ordinarily I would be keen to explore the local landscapes and sights, there seems to be quite a lot in the beautiful place, but we've all been content relaxing.  I had a fantastic massage which has loosened me up, I was struggling to walk properly, the girls also had a massage and chilled by the pool.

This evening we all gr together at Loch Fyne Restaurant, it's a small private enterprise and not the high street chain, some amazing food and a great way to celebrate Carla's birthday.

So, tomorrow we head on to the base of Loch Ness, we'll cycle past Ben Nevis and I'm told we will have some amazing views. It's another 92 mile ride, so it will be a test, thankfully it's reasonably flat and will only rain a little at the start and then ease off.

Whatever the weather, distance or hills, I'm blessed to have the support of an amazing wife. Happy Birthday Carla and thankyou for going wherever I will go!

Happy cycling