Feeling Today: 👍
A welcome short day which has allowed me to give my feet a break this afternoon. Another day of road walking, but less busy and through some attractive and prosperous areas. You can just see snow on the peaks from a couple of weeks ago.
Beauly is a smart town – no riff raff (until I arrived!). It’s known for shinty and a game was taking place this afternoon. Looks like a vicious sport, with some of the players amazingly not bothering with helmets. Shinty starts (and re-starts) with a ‘throw up’. Reminds me of Sunday football for Dave Heather’s Mates … (Btw: Ross County won away today at Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership)
Paul and Rebecca (who are LEJOGging and met Neil and Wendy last week on the West Highland Way) have arrived at the same guesthouse here, so we’ll have a beer and curry together tonight. I’ve already found the best beer at lunchtime …
I see the Rubbish Party has had a councillor elected to East Ayrshire Council, with policies to tackle littering, dog mess etc. I’d vote for them – there’s been a depressing amount of litter by the sides of the roads, especially plastic bottles and drinks cans. The favourite drink of littering idiots appears to be Red Bull and Lucozade. Bloody disgrace!
In response to Sue’s calls for more selfies (?!) and Malcolm’s advice for my feet here’s a photo:
It wasn’t an easy one to get …
My mileage to date of 141 miles is more than I’d estimated at this point in my planning (127 miles). This is down to going wrong, bad measuring and some additional distances for finding my accommodation. Tomorrow I reach the Great Glen Way (which will take me to Fort William), when I can put my maps and GPS away and follow the signs and other walkers. Just need to ensure you’re on the right side of Loch Ness for the accommodation.