TGOC 14: Highs and a few lows

Realising that it wasn’t raining on Day 1

Finding that the rowan I planted at Meal Bhuide in 1980 had thrived

Venison steaks and Glen Garioch whisky at Meal Bhuide with my pal Ian

My 4 hour struggle on my own through the dreadful bogs between An Cruachan and An Riabhachan (low – if a passing helicopter had offered me a lift, I would have jumped on)

Failing (on my first attempt) to find the bridge over the River Farrer  (lowish but really just stupidity)

Negotiating the ‘off road’ route from Cannich to Bearnock (low then high when I found the path)

Crossing Loch Ness in the sunshine

Janet’s fabulous dinner at Ault-na-Goire

Sunshine and social walking in the Monadliath

My first visit to Glen Mazeran

The Burma Road – never again (low)

Going through the Lairig Ghru with a great campsite by Devil’s Point

A sunny campsite in the garden, food and socialising at Mar Lodge

Listening to Rhoda in the Old Bakery discussing her experiences as a vegan while she was tucking into a sausage toastie (unclassifiable – really quite surreal)

Eating and drinking in Braemar

Walking with David and John and finding Shieling of Mark bothy first time

Learning new uses for Primula cheese (another surreal experience)

Excellent Forfar bridie  from the butchers in Edzell

Northwaterbridge camp site (low – I really didn’t like the road noise)

St Cyrus beach [high – it was finished 🙂 then low, it was finished 🙁  ]

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