Weather: ☁️ then ☀️
Feeling Today: 🙂
Picked up some scissors (blister surgery/dressing and beard trimming) and Vaseline (don’t ask but it’ll be more effective than face cream) and set off, powered by porridge and a veggie breakfast. One less layer but still my red waterproof to be seen for the road walking and no, no gloves, Chris and Maria!
A walk of two halves today and longer than I’d anticipated – same distance as yesterday. In the morning it was more of the A9 but with opportunities to walk alongside it rather than on it. I exercised the right to roam and went wrong a couple of times. You think you’re doing well and suddenly the track disappears and you get greeted by 10ft gorse. I had to retrace my steps.
The bluebells are only just coming out up here. (And the daffs are still out).
My first blister is annoying but I’m hopeful that Compeed will sort it. I had planned to wear my big Meindl boots as far as Glasgow but decided to go with a pair of lighter, new but worn in, Merrell shoes. Without rain so far I’m pleased with that decision. Judith, who inspired this walk, did LEJOG in trainers – best to go with what’s comfy.
Golspie’s on the edge of the map so it’ll be nice to dispatch another OS tomorrow in the walk to Dornoch.