Weather: ☁️ then 🌧 and ⛈
Feeling Today: 👍⚽️⚽️
So Far: 378.23 miles, 124:36 hours
The day started with a compulsory, greasy and meat-orientated breakfast – not an entirely pleasant experience. But Jos, Dave and I were cheerful as we left Lochmaben and Robert Bruce behind – three FatBlokesWalking in step.
Today’s walk was still along the Annandale Way, following the course of the Annan, either on its banks or nearby minor roads. The Annandale Way is an easy, attractive trail and I’d recommend it for anyone looking for a few days of walking – it’s nice to see a river develop from a trickle to a wide flow supporting salmon, fishermen and otters. It has a big problem with Himalayan Balsam however.
A few miles short of Annan we had rain and the rumbling thunder got more threatening. Fortunately there was a pub on hand where we could shelter (quite legitimately!) from the torrential rain that followed…..
We managed to watch both the Scottish and English FA cups and enjoy a wild night out in Annan. The blog has been delayed as it’s taken me a while to recover!
I’ll be on my own again tomorrow and in England after a month in Scotland.