Thanks @Ray1. Fell very lucky with the ‘Scottish Weather’!!
Cracking shot! @CSB73 I’m a little jealous. I was supposed to be up in Scotland for my Birthday mid September as a surprise trip but couldn’t go
Hoping to get up there next year
Definitely try to go @SirGunner. My wife and I travelled the nc500 plus hopped over to Lewis and Harris. Some of the beaches and scenery there are just amazing. If you’re lucky with the weather some of the best in the world in my opinion anyway! Don’t forget your drone. Would be criminal not to take it! Only wish I could have flown more than I did!
Chris, I’m curious, how busy were the roads on the NC500
It’s always weather like that here in Scotland - we just tell everyone it rains all the time and is cold and blows howling gales - you’ve captured the truth - the secret is out!!
Not very busy at all, which surprised me a little. Even along the very top of the mainland from John O’ Groats to Durness the road narrows to a single lane with passing places. Managed to navigate a motorhome with no problems. Would definitely recommend it.
Last time I rode those roads must be about 30 years ago before they called it the NC500.
Time flys, seems like yesterday.
Stunning part of the country for sure
We did actually pack for 4 different seasons after hearing those rumors. Even bought a new waterproof jacket. Never used it!! @stridingsandal.
You really were very lucky to see the top of the hill I have been on top more times than I can count but can count on one hand the times the top was clear of cloud. The locals have a saying “If you can’t see the top of the Ben then it’s raining. If you can see the top then it’s going to rain”
We did fall very lucky with the weather. We were touring Scotland for the week and this was the best day we had. An absolutely beautiful area of world even in the rain I bet!