Route quandry

I have just been looking at a relief map of Scotland on the Strava web site, and am now wondering about my choice of route once back on the mainland at Ullapool. The shorter, more direct route to Durness looks the more interesting topographically, and about as remote as it gets, with virtually no villages that I can see between the start and the finish of the day.

I could do this alternative, and then do the slightly shorter route to Inverness the following day, which would involve retracing a bit of the previous day’s route through the mountain scenery, and then heading southwest to Lairg, before picking up the original route to Inverness.  I would miss out on seeing Loch Eriboll and Tongue, but I can’t do it all in just two weeks.

Decisions, decisions…