Sunday, 17 July 2011

The West Highland Way Day 2

Drymen to Balmaha

We started off from the hotel, walking along the roads till we regained the Way.

It's turned out to be a very sunny day, and we'er glad that the first half of our walk is thought the forest. Heres @geeminx :-)

There are a lot of felled trees around from the high winds that hit the west of Scotland a few months back. But the wildlife doesn't seem to mind much. And there are plenty of these little spiky plants called thistles everywhere.

The going is mainly in an uphill direction, and it would seem to stay that way for most of the day as we have Conic Hill to look forward to.

We pass through the Garadhban Forest on the way to the slopes of Conic Hill where for me at the very least is a hard going uphil struggle as it's the first real hill we encounter.

When at last we are treated by this vista as we get to the apex of the tracks hight and it levels off.

We decide to have lunch and relax for a bit in the sun before continuing.
Of course on looking up we see the sheep following in the commercial holiday transportation system to lands far away.

After our extended lunch on the hill we decide as we are now rested, to go to the top of the hill to take a few pictures and indulge in the vistas across the loch. Mad we are.

We came down off the hill and booked into our hotel for the night, it was not what we expected, but that's another story.

We decided to go for a walk after our dinner, yes I know, as if we hadn't walked enough. We were rewarded for the stroll to the pier in Balmaha with this fantastic sunset.

You must agree it's stunning, I've never see the sun set like this on the Loch in my life.

Back to hotel and bed, in readiness for the next section, onward to Rowerdenon.

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