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, 19 May 2010


Bit of an error in last night's blog title (I was a bit tired!).

I started typing the heading and stats about a mile before what should have been the end of the day, whilst Mick was having an extended gaiter-faff. At that time we were supposed to be camping by a loch (the name of which I couldn't remember then, and I can't remember now). So, the title accidentally said that we walked from "Newton to Loch".

We actually ended the day at Achriesgill, between Rhiconich and Kinlochbervie. Had we been an hour earlier, we likely would have walked straight on to Kinlochbervie, but the need for food and sleep ruled.

(Chris and Carol - glad you've enjoyed my witterings. Knowing people are reading makes all this tapping away on a little keyboard at the end of the day worthwhile.
Chris - your comment about walking home again did make us laugh! 'Fraid we'll be taking a rather faster (and far less interesting) method of getting back south, though.
Anonymous - I really am very sorry if I came across as sounding smug at the expense of others. About many things we are smug (the excellent weather we've been so lucky to enjoy, for example (it's raining as I type, mind)), however it was most certainly not my intention to belittle the activities of others in any way. It's the problem of the written word: if there are two ways something can be read, there's the danger of it being taken in the way least favourable.)

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  1. Not far to go now guys!!!!

    I think we can let you off with the odd error...I'm surprised you still have the energy to write!

    I'm going to miss this wee walk when you finish...are you sure you couldn't just amble back home posting as you go (lol).

    Must have missed the smugness and belittling bit...hope you're not muscling in on my territory?!

  2. I reckon as you near the finish you will be thinking "what next?"if you've seen my blog recently you will already know that there is a new challenge - they are bringing out new guide for The Pacific Crest Trail - 2700 miles from Mexico through California, Oregon and Washington finishing at the Canadian border - how about that?

    Hoping all goes well to the finish.

  3. I shall be sorry when you finish, and the reports stop.

    The smugness and belittling was invisible to me too.

    Are you enjoying being fitter now than you will ever be again in your life (probably)?

  4. just thought i'd say i've been following your blog and think its great and its inspired me to do the Jogle when i finish uni! :)

  5. John - Funnily enough, on the morning that you'd left that comment I'd been saying to Mick how I felt fitter than I ever had before and that I was going to miss that fitness. By the end of our LEJOG everything was hard and a big effort; my fitness had peaked at the top of the Pennine Way. Maybe I'll get that fit again on some future walk?

    Anonymous - Hey - JOGLE plans - that's fantastic. When will that be?