No monsters here

I’m at the Loch Ness Youth Hostel (in Alltsigh, just north of Invermoriston) having just about completed two days on the Great Glen Way – I’m going to take the path into Invermoriston this evening after checking in here, so I can get a slightly quicker start in the morning on the road, as I’ve got two long, but mainly flat, days ahead of me. I’m off to Laggan tomorrow, and then into Fort William on Sunday evening. Luckily, I’ve got two days off after that – I decided I’d rather push hard and have the longer break, rather than splitting the stretch into Fort William into two.

The Great Glen is rather nice, especially as it’s not raining today like it did yesterday, and I’m also going over nicer tracks than the forestry roads that made up a lot of the route yesterday – they were all sorts of fun as weather and passing trucks have worn them away to a point where only the sharpest and hardest stones remain on the path, making it not too pleasant. Added to the fact that most of the route takes you away from the Glen, and you only get a sight of it later in the day, and it wasn’t the pleasant change from road walking I was hoping for. Today’s been rather nice, though, as I’ve been tracking through the forests to the side of Loch Ness, and being rewarded with amazing views when there’s a parting in the trees.

Now I just have to wait for the hostel reception to open up and I can go into Invermoriston in search of food and beer. Well, it is Friday night…


3 comments untill now

  1. Well, you’ve already passed one of my favourite places from childhood (Dornoch Firth), and sadly you were too late to the Borders, from where I’ve just got back. Shame. If you’re passing through Hackney, I’m there… The Kingsland Road can be a very rewarding walk, as long as you don’t do it after dark, obviously.

    We’re sending over the Sharp’s ad pot (well, the remainder we *didn’t* drink in June) to the fund. Good luck with it all. See you in the autumn.

  2. Tom and Annette @ 2006-08-05 08:47

    Sorry you didn’t see any monsters in Loch Ness, we didn’t either when we drove up and back from Fort William to Inverness! We like the official picture of you at John o’Groats. We were at your Mum’s on Thursday. Keep up the good work.

  3. Robin Whitmore @ 2006-08-07 09:56

    Friday Night

    A Liberal Democrat


    Drinking beer

    It would be rude not to….

    onwards and upwards Nick