The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Ordinarily at this time of day we're almost packed away and are well on our way to finishing our morning cups of tea and breakfast.
This morning we are still in our sleeping bags and there's a certain reluctance to move.

The wind that was hitting us as we pitched last night has continued unabated all night and about 9pm it was joined by rain.

Real, lashing rain.

It doesn't seem to have stopped all night.

It feels like all of the rain that hasn't falled in the last three weeks was saving itself for last night and today.

Of course, rain always sounds worse on nylon than it is in reality, but it's still not conducive to getting an early start.

Still, we can't stay where we are everytime it rains, so up we're going to get.

(Oh, and the small leak on Susie's rear seam, which I sealed after the TGO Challenge last year, seems to have opened again. We have ingress...

...Hope my newly re-proofed Paramo turns out to be more waterproof.)
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  1. I am thinking of you this morning as I look out of the office window at a wet and windy Edinburgh.....must be a bit unpleasant in the Pentlands...

    Hope the day isn't too bad.

  2. Sorry to hear about the rain - just think how it makes the hike more "interesting" when you look back on it later! Tomorrows weather looks a bit better where you are.

    Your both doing brilliantly - I'm thoroughly enjoying following the blog...and have a good few chuckles at the pink legs and the shocks!

    All the best!