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Sunshine, at last!

September 5, 2022

I walked 15 miles today to our hostel at a railway station. Adele needed a rest day, so she took a train. She learned the ins and outs of riding trains from fellow passengers.

The bunkhouse will be full tonight. The only restaurant in the tiny community of Bridge of Orchy, in the hotel, was full with two tour groups and couldn’t offer us any dinner. I was able to rehydrate with a couple of pints of local beer. We had a couple of “add hot water and stir” meals. It was fine.

Fish and chips

I had fish and chips in Tyndrum, half way here. It was a very touristic place. Bridge of Orchy is not.

Site of the battle of Dalrigh

Here in 1306 two warring Scots clans fought a significant battle. Robert the Bruce was the leader of the losing side. Nothing remains from the battle despite archaeological examination. There was lots of violence between clans in this area.

Young London PhD candidates on the trail.
Long and lonely road.
Rivers are up from recent rain
Just me and the sheep

The weather was perfect for walking, but it was still a hard walking day. I ended up with 15 miles, I like 10-12 much better.

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2 Comments
  1. Susan Fox-Wolfgramm permalink

    Robert, Please tell Adele that she is on an amazing adventure of a lifetime! You have better scenery, nature surprises, and special places to stop at than most hikers we have watched, hiking on your trail on YouTube. Keep up the good work and enjoy it all!

  2. Linda Iverson permalink

    The countryside is breathtaking. God’s creation in action. Adele, so proud that you are doing this journey. What stories you’ll be gathering. WOW!

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