After yesterday’s adventure, Kate has decided that we will have no more ‘off-piste’ days on this trip so we hit the roads today!
There’s not too much to say about today apart from it did not stop raining all day and we were soaked through! We headed through the Ben Eighe Nature Reserve and the limited view we had of the mountains looked spectacular.
We reached some of the trails in the reserve and decided on a short woodland one. Although we couldn’t see much in the distance, there was plenty to see on the ground!
Reaching the viewpoint at the top, it fell to Olivia to make up for the lack of the view!!
Crossing back over the river we return to the road to head back the way we’d come. By now we were completely soaked through - we’ve decided our jackets can only be described as showerproof at best!
We had planned to have lunch at the Kinlochewe Service Station Cafe, however it was full when we arrived. Realising that we probably couldn’t get any wetter, we sat outside, however it wasn’t long before space became available inside! It was very cosy and we had some delicious soup to warm us up and send us on our way.
At about 4pm, Kevin arrived with some hot chocolate for us, and we have never been so grateful for a hot drink in our lives!
The rain did seem to ease a little bit as we continued on and met Kevin and Roger in a car park with a very friendly resident stag! We spent some time watching him before it was time to drag ourselves out of the warm, dry car and hit the road again.
We passed by Torridon and continued through Anat before being picked up by Kevin and Roger.
Today was definitely the worst day we’ve had in terms of weather. The driving wind and rain made it difficult to actually keep our eyes open at times! There didn’t seem to be a single second of respite from the weather and we were soaking wet and freezing cold for the whole day. We must’ve looked pretty miserable as multiple people stopped to order us lifts which we reluctantly declined! One man who stopped told us that he’s lived here for 40 years and had never know it like this before!
Unsurprisingly we’re feeling pretty fed up but 21.5 miles is not a bad daily 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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