With Ben Nevis in the bag, I headed for Edinburgh, stopping off in Alloa to visit an old mate that I hadn't seen for 24 years! I spent a couple of days sight seeing in Edinburgh and even managed to arrange a date there with a bird from
Essex. Needless to say it didn't work out... she didn't like ice cream! Suitably rested I set off for my last night under canvas to the UK's highest Inn, Tan Hill in the North Yorkshire Dales. Be warned though if you're thinking of camping there, as the cockerel 'goes off' at 4:30 every morning, I wore my ear plugs that night so managed a lay in til 7:30 or so. You may have noticed that I've not mentioned the weather this far. Well apart from getting caught in a deluge leaving Carlisle, the weather was bright sunny and occasionally overcast, with some light rain on the approach to Fort William. It wasn't to last though. The weather gods had saved up two weeks of rain for me on my last days riding. I got caught in monsoon level rains leaving Yorkshire and crossing Lincolnshire on my approach to Suffolk whilst heading for my original starting point, to complete my challenge, Lowestoft Ness. The SAM Observer November 2011
The November 2011 edition of "The SAM Observer"