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... wet, and muddy. My shoes were drenched and muddy, luckily I had packed another pair back at the hostel. On the way back we could see the things that we had not been able to see before. Such as the small waterfall, the large boat on the rocks, an old boathouse, and the boats on the water. We then headed back to our rooms to change and get our backpacks. Then was breakfast and we were off.
We stopped at a few different ...
... houses in this corner of Ardnamurchan. At Swordle bay an information board told me the area had been occupied since 3700BC.
At Kilmory I could have taken a straight line across farmland but chose the longer but easier option and stuck to the road.
The end of the walk at Fascadale marked another dead end. It was now 1300 and it would take us until 1830 to get ...
... of Castle Tioram, the traditional seat of a branch of Clan Donald.
I now had to decide where to end the day's walk. My original plan was to go as far as Ockle. The alternative was to stop at Arivegaig. Ockle is 8 miles further. I didn't particularly like either option; one too far, the other not far enough. In the end the decision was a no-brainer. Due to the circuitous nature of Ardnamurchan's road network to pick me up at Ockle ...
... ferry terminal I think you'll get the idea that spending an hour and a half there was going to be a challenge.
But we did it. I was fortunate enough to find the only decent restaurant in town with a spare table. There was a pleasant view out over the water, the service was good, and the food was excellent.
And then it rained.
And rained some more.
We dashed back to the train, got to our seats, slightly damp but happy, only to find ...
... view of the downhill track and some of the jumps. They looked pretty fearsome. For some footage of someone far better at mountain biking than me doing the downhill run, check out this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eYJmBL7 6L8
We also drove to see the famous (so Aranaea tells me) "Harry Potter" train at Glenfinnan. Only the Harry Potter people will understand the photo (note - I am not included in these people)
The Trossachs and ...
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