Well that was a seriously low moment. Riding over the Struie; moorland road from Dingwall to Bonar Bridge was a hard ascent, but just as I hit the descent the driving rain hit and it was very cold. Hope there's not too much more of it. Now warming with soup in a cafe. 28 miles to here, 10 more to Lairg where I'm determined to find a b&b.
Update: realised the lunacy of spending £65 on a b&b when Chrissie was 15 miles up the road in our luxurious van, so I'm now with my gorgeous girls in Lairg. Common sense prevails.