Day 4 - Inversnaid-Tyndrum.
19 miles. Farewell Loch Lomond hello highlands. My legs hurt!!
The B and B yesterday was superb. Great location (apart from the
hill we had to climb to get to it). Best of the trip so far. The
breakfast was great a 9. Only 1 problem, NO PORRIDGE. I'm amazed
really and don't understand. Ah well. The snoring was again a 5 so
Today was a hard day. 19 miles and the first part until the end of
Loch Lomond was really hard. Lots of ups and downs and it took a lot
out of the legs. The views as we climbed were fantastic although we
will miss the
Bluebells and the Loch.
Northern end of Loch Lomond
Now as you know team beer split with me and Dale joining team taxi.
Team beer will meet up again on Thursday night. Today we start to
get into the Highlands and the scenery is getting more spectacular.
One inspiring thing yesterday was when we met a lone lady walker
going the opposite direction. We started chatting and she explained
that she had just retired and had decided to try and walk from John
O'Groats to Lands End. Good luck to her and I hope she does it. Her
husband was supporting in the car and would pick her up in
Rowardennan. I can just imagine him in the pub while she was
walking. Anyway she has our support.
Back to today and we were all very tired by the time we arrived. My
legs were hurting and the only consolation was that Hilary was also
saying her legs hurt. The hotel here is a bit chainy. We had a
carvery for tea which
was OK but uninspiring. Not only that Hilary says that in their B &
B they will not only have porridge but also have fresh river trout.
I doubt we will have that but will have industrial sausages. Not
only that but the pack lunch will be £6.95. Quite outrageous.
Tomorrow will be another tough day. The weather today was kind to us
but I fear tomorrow will be a bit wet. Still we are over half way
now and we are starting to talk about next year. I'll send tomorrow
if I can muster the