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... with having the napkin laid in our laps, serving staff to bring out the food together, explain what we were eating that the chef prepared, take away the plates and cutlery after use, and reposition the silver prior to the presentation of dessert.
The meal took over three hours from the time we sat down, to when we retired to our room.
It was exquisite.
The serving staff seemed to be having ...
... miles an hour) nearly knocked us off our footing. We took a panorama or two, then found a little shelter and had our lunch (packed by the hotel).
Coming down wasn't bad at all. Then we walked to the saddle, where another trail took off, and this was our major mistake. That trail climbed very steeply and was almost all scree. At some point, I started looking for a contour to the trail we were going to come down, rather ...
... thrift. Jeremy kicked off Clarkson style about needing a "bloody
steak" and the staff relented into knocking us up some sandwiches. Scoffing
them down, the lads watered themselves with West Highland Way lager in the
snug Hotel bar. Then when it closed, we were moved to the lounge where
Jeremy tested our mettle with some Balderdash quiz questions. This soon
sent us to sleep.
Well rested, well fed and in good company (Charles Darwin, the ...
... without crampons. So alas, we retreated and made our way back down. Looking back from the West Highland Way, it was a pretty rewarding hike.
We reached town again and with rain setting in and wind picking up, we decided to try and find somewhere to stay. McDonalds Hotel did some little wooden cabins for quite cheap- perfect! We showered and sorted ourselves out, before treating ourselves to dinner and a pint in the Bothy ...
... I loved the dormers and the old character of the place, and it was good to see it was really clean and in good shape.
The manager talked us out of taking our car out and said we could walk to nearby Arthur's Seat, a high (800') old volcano that is a popular viewpoint. Found out the walk was a little longer than he implied, but we got there and decided to just follow the path partly up Salisbury Crags (could be Arthur's Footstool, but still 450' ...