It was a tough day – not gonna lie. At bed time my Iwatch says 16 miles and 36000+ feet. We started out a bit later then we wanted to because of the comfy accommodations and promise of a big Scottish breakfast before we left.
Last night we stayed at a traditional bed and breakfast. We had our own room and a private bathroom. The place was homey and spotless and run by a wonderful women named Adele who shared stories of her grandchildren and how she got into the B&B business. The breakfast did not disappoint:
The day started out in sunshine and took us through the most beautiful pasture.
Through fields of fern and across creeks.
We then hit our first challenge of the day: Conic Hill. The views will be worth it they said- and so we began to climb.
We had a quick lunch and then headed off for another 7 miles mostly along the shoreline of Loch Lomond and over wooded hills. What should of been a 7 hour day turned into 9 when we reached Rowardennan Hotel.
Weather update: even when they say no rain-it rains- often. It will be sunny and then a cloud comes over and pack comes off rain gear goes on. 20 minutes later pack comes off rain gear gets stowed. This happened at least 5 times on a day that was supposed to have no rain.
We have another tough 14 miles today with what is described as the toughest terrain. We are pushing and supporting each other every step with tough love and of course laughter
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