Feeling Today: 🚶👍
So Far: 222.53 miles, 71:10 hours
A straightforward walk along the Caledonian Canal which was pleasant enough.
Highlight was a manually operated swing-bridge – yep, that’s how exciting today was …
Some nice views of Ben Nevis to my left the whole way, which made up for a dull last few miles through industrial and unpleasant areas of the town. As you can see from the map, I missed an obvious short-cut as I religiously followed the official Great Glen Way route along the canal, but I hadn’t even bothered to consult a map or my GPS today.
Fort William isn’t my favourite place – it suffers from being somewhere that people come to in order to leave for somewhere else. But on this occasion I’m pleased to be here. I can now rest for 24 hours – especially my feet and a sore knee. I’d wondered if I’d regret a day off but I certainly need one.
I’d also questioned my schedule and rate of progress, but I think it’s okay so far. It’s another two weeks before I cross from Scotland into England; it’s another seven weeks before I get to sleep in my own bed in Woolacombe; it’s still over two months before I finish …