JOGLE Day 05 – Inveraray to Kilmarnock

Drizzly Loch Fyne from Inveraray

Day 5 on our way from John o’Groats to Land’s End took us from Inveraray along the coast to Kilmarnock. It was the longest day so far, but comfortably the flattest. We had an un-forecast wet start to the day, but the weather just added to the views, with the mist and drizzle clinging to the foliage alongside the lochs.

Overall it was a rather stop-start day, broken up in particular by (waiting for) the Dunoon ferry. It was also a day of three-quarters, with the final quarter being particularly unpleasant from a road point of view: a few unavoidable bits of dual carriageway and some dreadful road surfaces as we closed in on Kilmarnock.

That all said, everyone’s legs are in fine fettle, offset by a few aching arms and shoulders, and perennially uncomfortable bums.

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Me, Mike and Darren about to leave Inveraray
Me, Mike and Darren about to leave Inveraray
Loch Fyne from Inveraray on a drizzly morning
Loch Fyne from Inveraray on a drizzly morning
Loch Ech
Loch Ech
Parked up in Benmore Botanical Gardens
Parked up in Benmore Botanical Gardens
Milestone "Dunoon Pier 18 miles"
Milestone “Dunoon Pier 18 miles”
Boarding the Hunters Quay ferry at Dunoon
Boarding the Dunoon ferry at Hunters Quay
Aboard the Dunoon ferry
Aboard the Dunoon ferry