The Bealach Na Ba is the road to Applecross, and the greatest ascent road climb in the UK.
It's also a bit intimidating.
From all directions!
It got a bit hairy as I got into the cloud at the top.
It had been windy enough at sea level!
At the top there was a view to Skye - but of course I couldn't see it because of the weather. This photo was taken the next day when I thought I'd climb it from the other direction.
Descent to Applecross was just incredible, whatever the weather. Crosswinds. Wilderness. Atmospheric.
This really was the weather in Applecross on the first day. Incredible to pop out into a bay of sunshine after such cloud. I continued cycling down the coast and saw a sea eagle. Too good to be true.