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 21 May 2011

Day 8a - Braemar

What a miserable day. The consensus around town (and there are a lot of Challengers around town) is that the weather really is being a bit miserable for the Challenge this year. The wind has been up all day, and I haven't noticed the rain stop all afternoon. The blessing is that, today, we weren't out walking in it.

Just seen the Mountain Weather forecast for the next couple of days. Still persisting wet and windy, with Monday looking particularly bad (potential gusts, at times, of 90-130mph, it says!). There will be no more lumps on our route this year. We will now be wending a low route to the coast.

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  1. Hope the tents holding up despite the lousy weather you are encountering.

  2. Alan - the tent held up fantastically! It was quite a revelation as to how much more stable it was with the heavier fly-sheet (with the added bonus that it didn't make my pack any heavier, as Mick carries the fly).