We awoke to perfect weather...for midgies. A damp, warm and still morning had brought them out in force and it was a quick dash to the car! We headed for The Bone Caves near Inchnadamph to start the day.
Here the midgies were even worse so we donned our head nets and effectively vacuum packed ourselves into our clothes.
The views along the river were stunning, with the mist adding to the atmosphere as we made our way down the valley.
The climb to the caves looked very steep and we weren’t at all keen however it wasn’t too bad. At least it wouldn’t have been too bad had we not begun to feel like boil in the bag rice!
The caves themselves were amazing and we spent a while exploring them before descending via a different path.
Unfortunately (for them), we probably saw more people on this walk than we had done on any of our previous walks and we had to be careful not to give anyone a fright!
Arriving back at the car, we were dropped off at Drumrunie before heading along the road in the direction of Stac Pollaidh. Needless to say the views were stunning, although the midgies were still out in force so we were still sporting our very fetching headgear (apologies to anyone who saw us!).
Today it was Kate’s turn to struggle with her feet (and hip)! It seems we can’t have a day where we’re both feeling good.
Soon we met Wullie (Kevin’s best friend) and Mary, who very kindly came across last night to support us. They walked the last bit back to the car with us where a delicious packed lunch was waiting for us! We ate in that car thanks to the midgies and then drove with Phil and the dogs to Achnahaird Bay.
As much as we would’ve loved to join Mary, Wullie and Phil with the dogs on the beach we unfortunately had more miles to do and we we headed off in the direction on Altandhu. Once again the views were stunning as we made our way along the road.
From here we carried on round a circular route, through Polbain which had some lovely galleries and craft shops we wish we could’ve explored! We passed some lochs where the reflections were just beautiful - the water was so still it was hard to tell where the land and water separated!
We also had some great views of the Summer Isles (which weren’t looking too summery!).
We eventually met Phil, having done 6.7 miles, with the 0.7 being very important to bring us to a total mileage of 16.
We enjoyed a lovely meal together at The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool, where we’ve stayed before so it felt a bit like coming home, before taking the dogs out for their evening walk and adding another mile to our total.
In August 2019 we're walking 500 miles round the North Coast of Scotland in memory of Kevin Kerr, raising money for MND Scotland, Marie Curie & SITraN
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