NC 500 Day 9 - the End of the Road

NC 500 Day 9 - the End of the Road
2018-05-29

A great evening out last night to celebrate how well everyone has done on this trip, surprised we were sophisticated on Prosecco! We had a staggered start this morning, aiming to arrive at Inverness Castle around midday. The route was much nicer than I was expecting, once we climbed above the estuary we had a great view across to Moray, and were surprised to be under trees in dappled light, as the route is not known in general for having trees. Everyone was whizzing this morning, though a few wrong turns were taken now that there were more than the usual two navigational decisions in the day. A pit stop at one of the eateries which we missed on the way out, ensured we’d been to all of the best, and worst café’s on the route. Superb cakes and a team photograph.

The final run in to town was in traffic but we coordinated well to rendezvous at Lidl, for a staged run in to the castle. We were surprised to find Arlene and a pipe band in full dress piping us in. Quite a crowd gathered and after a few words and some more donations, wrapped up the event.

What a great journey. Many people have seen the yellow and blue See Cancer gilets while we toured Scotland and many have stopped to ask what the cause was and what we were doing. We hope we’ve spread the word and helped the big fundraising appeal along a little. Great camaraderie, new friends, better acquaintances with old colleagues and quite a lot of bonding in adversity. Thanks again to everyone who made it possible.

Well over 500 miles on the clock for everyone.

 

The Yorkshireman in the pack

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

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