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... had been plaguing them all day.
I enjoyed the bus journey down along Loch Linnhe and up through Glencoe in the evening light. Eastwards the rain disappeared and skies cleared. Reaching Glasgow at 2215 I was in time for the 2230 bus to Edinburgh. Margot was kind enough to collect me at 2345, still hobbling.
Distance covered 22.3 miles
See the route at http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_4 140526.html
Distance covered this week 63.9 miles
The forecast for the day was not good: light rain in the morning, heavier in the afternoon. As I prepared to leave Pat's house to drive back to Kilmalieu it alternated between the two. I reached my start point by 0945. Susan would collect the car later.
The day's walk would take me all the way up Loch Linnhe walking on tarmac throughout. I was on a single track road at first but at 4 miles joined the A861 which led to the Corran Ferry and was a ...
I had ensconced myself in the Bridge of Orchy Hotel too long. And had too
many Bridge of Orchy lagers while waiting Jez and Alasdair. So much so that
by the time they arrived, had a pint themselves and motored on the final 3
miles to our most expensive night's lodgings, the Inveroran Hotel, I was
left nursing my pint and wondering if my legs would still work to cover the
3 miles over a mountain.
I needn't have worried, the lager had acted like ...
A pretty sleepless night due to sleeping bags being so restrictful in getting comfty, but a beautiful morning. We had some brekkie and packed up, heading to Kinlochleven.
We parked up and began walking along the West Highland Way. It rose up through some pretty woodland, before heading between some mountains. We decided we wanted to get on top of one of the mountains.
So we took a trail crossing the river, and ...
... It was a beautiful place, with most of the rhododendrons done blooming but other trees and shrubs, and a few duck families that didn't seem very wild. One duckling came up to Dan on the path and pecked at the hand he offered...think they might be well-fed there.
The towering, rugged-looking mountains above us were impressive. We marveled at them and had to take a brief stop so Dan could get a better look and some pictures. It was too bad the ...