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]

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Productive Mapping Day

Our TGO Challenge route is planned, plotted and printed.

Now all we need to do is to work our way up the stand-by list to get ourselves a place!


  1. Wowza! That's quick!

    Currently on revision D, contemplating 'E'....

  2. Not saying that I won't get as far as plans D and E between now and May.

    Did want to get an idea of distance though, because (to my mind) that's another factor in the decision* as to what we're doing in March and April next year.

    (*Mick's already made his mind up as to what we're doing next year; I'm still dithering)

  3. Wow, that's quick. I've just reached Bridge of Gaur on draft A.

    word = 'pines' - there were quite a few!

  4. I am still deciding where to start. You're planning machines. All them long walks have mede you super efficient. Well done. I am weeks away from doing my route.

  5. Blimey! You don't hang about. I've had my route more or less planned for two years and now I'm in tweaking hell, I need to step away from the maps!

  6. Martin R - Our start point was decided back in May this year when, heading north towards Cape Wrath, we passed through Strathcarron on an absolutely stunning morning and decided that it looked like a lovely place from which to start a TGOC.

  7. Louise - I do recall Mick telling me quite forcefully to step away from the maps when, less than two weeks before the start of our K2CW walk, I was still re-plotting bits of the route (usually with the end result of deciding that I preferred the original).

    Given that we're unlikely to even get a place in the Challenge until some time into next year, there's plenty of time for me to change all sorts of detail - but for the moment I have an approximate distance to factor into the decision as to what we're going to do before the Challenge.

  8. I've got routelets growing in my mind and eventually I suppose they'll all join together to connect West coast to East!

    We were treated royally at the Strathcarron Hotel after going there for refuge after swarms of midgies thwarted a wild camp above the river Ling while on the Cape Wrath Trail. Rather sobering to see locals inside in the morning as were were preparing to leave warning us about venturing out!!!

    It won't be like that in May though ... will it?!