The Rowardennan Hotel
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The challenge level begins to rise on the second day of the West Highland Way trek, I'd say from about a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 on the first day to about a 4. The first day’s trek from Milngavie to Drymen was a relatively level 12 miles. Day two from Drymen to Rowardennan was a notably longer 15 miles that included some significant hills. We’re talking a long walk here but not major mountains or anything.
The morning started out ...
Woke up a bit later than I had planned so grabbed some oatmeal, banana and made a couple of Nutella sandwiches for lunch. Threw on my pack on my back and headed out. It was a beautifully cool morning with just a mist coming down – would not classify it as rain. Headed down the West Highland Way towards the Ptarmigan route, versus the easier standard route which I will take back down. It is a bit steeper ascent, rockier and better views. Plus, I am up ...
The hostel was down a six
mile narrow road that followed the east bank of Loch Lomond eventually turning
to gravel and dead ends just a bit further.
The hostel was nicer than I expected and had mostly large windows in the
living and dining areas with great views of the Loch and the snow capped
mountains on the opposite shore. Being a
remote spot, there is a small ferry dock outside to take you to ...
... and physics experiments, fossils and archaeological history. It was great, and free! We continued walking to find the Riverside Transport Museum, which held a collection of old cars, trains, bicycles and all things related to transport through the ages.
Poorly timing the weather, we left the museum into the pouring rain, jumped on a bus and headed to George Square. We stopped here for a late lunch and had a look around the shops. I captured an ...
... bit now for some shopping therapy. Off to Breahead and the bussle of the mall. Wandering round there were plenty of nice things to buy but I was most impressed with Marks & Spencers. This is similar to David Jones in quality but the prices are really good. I spent a bit of money there but I will get some more done in London at the end when dont have to worry so much about the weight of luggage.