We had a slightly slow start today for various reasons but we all made it to Corrieshalloch Gorge for about 11.30 (with some of us having had to return to the hotel for forgotten items!).
Phil, the dogs and Roger and Kevin (who arrived last night) joined us and we had a short walk around the gorge. It was very steep (obviously!) and stunning. We had great fun on the suspension bridge too.
After our walk we sadly had to say goodbye to Phil. He’s been with us right from the start and we couldn’t have done it without him!
We were dropped off about 5 miles from Badrallach on the edge of Little Loch Broom and we walked along the road towards it. Kevin had whittled us flagpoles (complete with blood after he accidentally whittled his own thumb too), and we set off with the flag flying high!
We watched the rain sweeping down the valley, hoping we’d be able to climb high enough, fast enough to avoid it. Unfortunately we couldn’t and we didn’t but we soon left it behind as we headed higher.
The road then turned steeply downhill towards the loch, giving us more stunning views and we continued on through Badrallach, with the weather improving as we went.
We reached the track to Scoraig and set off along it, taking in more great views and really enjoying ourselves! We had a phone call from Kevin and Roger informing us that they’d sorted out a ferry to bring them across the loch, and us all back again!
As well as beautiful views of the loch, there were also lots of little waterfalls. Thanks to the flag, Kevin and Roger had spotted us through their binoculars and Kevin and the dogs set off to meet us!
Arriving into Scoraig, Roger met us at the CarNOSH Beag Cafe which was just lovely and exactly what we needed! The home baking was delicious and we had some much needed shelter from the rain! Reluctantly we dragged ourselves away and headed off again.
We explored the lighthouse which had lots of interesting information about the community and then headed down towards the jetty.
By this point the rain was horizontal as we battled our way along. We made it to the ferry and hopped on - the dogs were a little unsure but soon settled down, and the light across the loch was beautiful.
As we got in the car we saw a deer and her youngster at the side of the road who were not bothered by us at all!
Despite the weather we had a very enjoyable day today. We may have only done 14.3 miles which is well below our target but we had some amazing experiences and met some incredible people. Scoraig is a fascinating place and somewhere we definitely wish we could’ve spent longer.
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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