Day 26 – Laggan to Inver Coille

Day 26 – Laggan to Inver Coille

How do you peel an onion ? 1 layer at a time.

How do you eat an apple Adam asks. I bite at a time ofcourse. No, adam responds ‘ with your mouth ‘… we both chuckle & we’ve both found humour to be a great ally on this journey, more so because we are having to put up with each other waffling crap all day to one another.

Strength & hope are 2 things which have been circling my mind the past few days. Strength, where does it come from ? What is it ? As if the old saying goes, what doesnt kill you makes you stronger. At the core of our being, the cosmic heart holds infinite strength. When a tree is cut, it is weak around the edges, but tuff at the core. Like an onion, at the core it is most potent. It is our inner strength which holds potentcy and hope is sometimes all we have, which drives us to search for strength within…

The walk today was nice & easy, especially after our well rested night in Laggan. A rainy start continuing along the great glen.

Caledonian canal
Caledonian canal

The canal is followed for about 11 miles into the small but extremely busy tourist trap of a town, Fort Augustus. Coaches of tourists pile out like sheep ready to spend their Stirling on overpriced shortbread & souvenirs.

Fort Augustus, best to stay clear
Fort Augustus, best to stay clear

However it is quickly left behind and easily forgotten on the climb up to take in the views over Loch Ness.

Loch Ness
Loch Ness

Loch ness is certainly impressive, as all the Scottish Lochs are but its a shame tourists don’t come for the Loch alone & one can’t help but think, if it werent for the ‘monster’ , this place wouldnt be so busy. Nethertheless, walking continues eventually reaching a quirky little camp site called Inver Coille.

 

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