Feeling Today: 👍
So Far: 209.71 miles, 66:59 hours (Graham, I’ll leave the pi differential analysis to you)
A failure to stretch and an ill-judged poached haddock for breakfast meant a slow and steady – almost said ‘strong and stable’ there … – walk this morning. Easy walking through woods above lochs and the canal.
Past a couple of lock/swing-bridge crossings and the site of the MacDonald 1544 Battle of the Shirts (one for you, Pete?), the second half of the day was a bit of a grind, through pine forest and without great views or anything of note (apart from the occasional scrappy woodpile).
I think the Worshipful and Honourable Society of Scottish Waterbody Namers must have got to the last of today’s lochs on a Friday afternoon after a busy week and perhaps a long, boozy lunch, or maybe they decided “oh bu@@@ it, let’s go to the pub and talk about girls and leave this last one with the work experience lad!“, or maybe it was put to a public ballot… Anyway, they managed to come up with Loch Lochy! It does indeed have the characteristics of a loch so here’s a photo of …. the lochy Loch Lochy! (Ben Nevis behind in the cloud.)
The southern end of Loch Lochy was the end of today’s walk and was a prettier area, with an interesting shoreline (rich habitat and used for commando training during WWII) and good views to the north.
You can see my left foot blister below. It looks worse than it now feels. Compeed has done the job, protecting it and amazingly keeping the blister unburst over the last week or so. It’s starting to shrivel which I guess is a good sign. A little bit of ‘dinner lady’s ankle’ too.