Carlisle , good going. Forecast for morn is good all the way north. Very cold, light wind , mostly clear sky. Will be nice after Blair Atholl but new dualling roadwork's in places after that. Yellow Vultures (average speed cameras) and plain unmarked dark Volvos sitting in laybys ) on A9 to Inverness. Ice on un-salted side roads. Hope he stays overnight Inverness or there about, final leg next day. Happy motoring
Can I just pop this in Norman - sorry to have nicked so much of your thread
The lad made it to Melness in a few minutes under 7 hours from Carlisle. The AA quoted 6hrs 30mins so he did not too bad.
To quote him - ''bl***y freezing cold but roads clear all the way until the single track from Lairg to here (as I expected). The gritter had been out but the grit had only worked in the tyre tracks...leaving snow in the middle and all the passing places, had to drop down to 20mph for most of it. Otherwise a very scenic journey, never done the M80/A9 before and it can best be described as Alpine rather than Highland. Cairngorms were stunning with lots of snow, funnily enough it wasn't as deadly cold as the Lakes last night!'
I can sleep tonight now!