The Hebrides by Bike – Day 6, Chris Young’s adventure, delays and a return to Loch Sunart

Someone staying at Camusdarach was having a great night’s sleep. I could tell, because this individual was in possession of a resonant, sonorous snore.

The proud owner of this weighty wheeze turned out to be Chris Young, a former social worker on an incredible journey by foot around the coast of Britain for charity. You can read more about Chris and his entertaining blog, while you can donate and gain an understanding of the important reasons behind his pilgrimage here.

One thing immediately struck me about Chris: he possessed a wonderful open personality and was keen to talk. This quality is no doubt coming in handy as he is conducting this journey without funds, relying on the generosity of others.

When I met him he was relatively ‘flush’, as the fine folk at the Applecross Inn had held a raffle on his behalf. In addition to encounters along the way, Chris’s other half joins him from time to time and they opt for the relative luxury of the BnB. Oh, and he said a documentary team visits him on occasion, too.

I caught up with him a wee bit later on the road, rucksack shouldered and handcart in motion. He cut a contented figure set against the beautiful beaches of Arisaig.

A few minutes talking to Chris and all was well with the world…

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Resipole Bay, Ardnamurchan, July

View over Loch Sunart, Reispole Bay, Ardnamurchan

Here’s a shot of a storm brewing over Resipole Bay on Loch Sunart. It really is worth the drive to get here, but the roads on the Ardnamurchan peninsula are just aching to be cycled. There’s some good walking too. Perhaps an adventure for next year…