Bentley & Alvis Aventure - Day Four

 

Day 4 Tuesday August 27th 2019 - Corran to Lochinver   Leave early, A82 to Fort William, stay on A82 alongside Loch Lochy to Invergarry.  Take left turn onto A87. Turn right onto A890 (Auchtertyre). At junction turn left onto A896 – long way past Torridon onto Kinlochewe (Petrol), turn left onto A832 to Gairloch (lunch at Old Inn)? onward to The falls of Mesach where we turn left onto A835 via Ullapool (petrol) to junction where we turn left onto A837 to Lochinver. Polcraig Guest House.  237 miles

Been a difficult day.  Up at 6am to prepare cars then took ferry across Loch as foot passengers to pub serving breakfast.  Back again to drive cars to tyre specialist to sort puncture.  Great service but inner tube not repairable but they did help in getting car sorted - far too complicated to explain now!  Didn't leave Fort William till 10 which was late on day of 250 miles.  These of course are Scottish miles which are far longer on single tracked roads.  Once again good and improving weather and stunning roads and scenery.  Lunch at another expensive fish restaurant miles from anywhere but packed with customers.  Had fish Chowder, very tasty.

Had to stop for Malcolm to have his brakes adjusted on the Alvis.  The front offside was sticking and getting very hot.  Bit scary having him follow me with squeaky brakes that locked up on sharp corners.  Sadly meant we didn't arrive Lochinver till 7.45.  We had hoped to be here before worlds best 'pie' shop closed.  Not only was this closed but every other food establishment in Lochinver.  Persuaded hotel bar to serve toasted cheese.  Wish we hadn't bothered!  Breakfast looking good for the morning and pies for lunch!! who said this was a car trip?

Bentley & Alvis Adventure Day Four

Bentley & Alvis Adventure Day Four

Bentley & Alvis Adventure Day Four


Bentley & Alvis Adventure Day Four