Next morning Mhairi was still in lethargic mode,so we had a short drive down the hill to Loch Morlich for a change of scenery. While Mhairi engrossed herself in a TV series on her computer, I got the bike off the rack and had a short but pleasant circuit of the loch. After lunch I then took the bike up the track to Ryvoan Bothy.
After a night at Rothiemurchus campsite, we went for a spin on the bikes out to Loch an Eillein, and back via the Whitewell track.
Our plan was now to head to Inverness for supplies then make our way north to Ardgay to do the Corbett, Carn Chuinneag, the following day. We made one more diversion from the A9 at Tomatin to explore the headwaters of the Findhorn at Cognafearn, then go over the high hill road to Farr. It was an interesting diversion, but meant it was quite late and very dark by the time we were driving up Strathcarron to park at the car park at the entrance to Glens Alladale and Calvie.
A few too many beers and a grand blether followed: one of the guys was celebrating his birthday.
Tomorrow's trip was to be to Beinn a' Chaisteil nearby- Mhairi's final Corbett north of the Ullapool road.
The trip was uneventful (if, in my case, a little hungover) and the weather was kind as we dodged almost all of the snow showers on the trip up Strath Vaich on the bikes, and the pull up onto the plateau leading to the summit.
We were greeted next day by an amazing dawn.