most beautiful scenery, there's just one problem, midges! The little
critters come out of nowhere whenever I stop moving for a minute but
are at their worst in the morning and evening. I now have a net to go
over my head, a thin pair of gloves and wear clothes that cover
everywhere else when I'm in camp. Having said that there was a stiff
breeze last night that kept them away for a while.
I am now camped at kings house across the valley from Glen Coe ski
lifts just 25 miles from the end of the West Highland Way. On Sunday I
walked and camped with Tommy and Paul again who are finding the going
tough and suffering with blistered feet and fatigue. They were great
company but the pace walking with them was becoming too slow and I
decided to leave them to their own challenge and make some ground and
perhaps complete the WHW in 4 days.
Last nights camping was again free on a nice little spot between a
couple of streams with a pub only 50 metres away! I'm just filling
some time now waiting for the pub to open for breakfast; I just can't
resist a fry up! As the sun is heating and drying the tent the midges
are disappearing and I might soon dare to open the door.
If the weather is fine tomorrow I will leave much of burden in
Inverness and climb up Ben Nevis.