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]

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Day 55 - Newton to Loch

Tuesday 18 May (0830-2000)
Distance: 23.25 miles (Tot: 955 miles)
Weather: glorious morning, clouding over in the afternoon, then clearing again; very warm
Number of times we aborted pitching the tent: 1

A very short post tonight. We didn't get pitched till 8pm and there are more pressing things to be doing before collapsing into bed - like eating and drinking.

I will write a full report of the day when I get a chance - which given where we are may not be until we're on our way home, but that should only be in a few days time.

Features of the day involved stunning weather, stunning views, meeting a nice chap called Ian with whom we walked until our routes diverged, wading a river, nearly pitching the tent, being attacked by flying insects and walking 5 miles further than intended.

Pretty good day, all in all!

(Today's photo is of Arkle, taken across Loch Stack; a mighty fine looking hill)
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1 comment:

  1. fantastic.

    I wish you wouldn't talk about going home. I will miss this blog when you finish the walk. Can't you just keep going and walk home?