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... the tires. One seemed a wee bit low at 26 psi, but that didn't seem like enough to set off the warning light. We added a bit of air to bring it up over 32. On the way back to the hotel, the warning light did not turn off. We will deal with it tomorrow.
We ate dinner in the hotel for the second time. The meal last night was just fine, and we do not see anything else within walking distance; we are finished driving for today.
... right at a little cairn, following a stream through the trees, coming out onto open moorland at Na Chapanan. It seemed quite easy going to reach Carn Liath and the views over to Creag Meagaidh were lovely, with cloud looking to lift off the summit, so we pressed on for the next summit.
We walked along the gently undulating tops to the second peak of Stob Poite Coire Ardair, by which ...
... on this part. There are 2 summits so we visited both (it'd be a travesty not to have visited the 'right one'),
before descending through a short squall on the descent before crossing the boggy Col at 600m, ready to start the ascent up Beinn a Chaorainn. We had good views over loch Treig at this point,
the grey corries and Aonoch mor and Beag.
However we watched them disappear ...
Gotta say... Fort William is my least favorite so far. I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe because everyone I talked to said I would LOVE it; maybe because I visited and fell in love with Arran first; maybe because the train ride here from Glasgow was breathtakingly beautiful. I don't know why, but I would rather not be here anymore!!
My favorite ...
FRIDAY, 3rd November It is warmer. The wind has gone, the sky was blue. A terrific day to drive to Fort William. We set out about 10 am but to J & M's first to pick up a few things. They were to follow later. Out via the Queensferry road after inadvertently turning into a bus only street at West End and then over the terrific Forth Bridge. There was a £1 toll. The first time we had encountered a toll in UK. Towards Perth on M90 but decided to get off it ...
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