Day 27 – Inver Coille to Drumnadrochit

Day 27 – Inver Coille to Drumnadrochit

Today, I really begin to get acquainted with the Great Glen way & much prefer it to the West Highland way for many reasons. As I write this evening on a hill, slowly watching the sun depart for the day I feel gratitude for where I am right now & for all the experiences which have let me to this sweet place.

Distance wise, today is short, but the peak of the trail is reached with views over over the whole loch ness & Mr Ben Nevis lurks in the distance.

On the way up.. 9am
On the way up.. 9am
Further up.. 11:30am
Further up.. 11:30am

As you can see the sun shines today, more so as the day goes on. Continuing my walk up through a forested area I than stumble across a small wooden ‘troll’ bridge which crosses a stream. A bunch of people congregate here, so I stop to admire my surroundings. All of a sudden the people all line up & a couple are stood in the middle. I am than invited my the couple to witness them renewing their wedding vows.. so here I was, on a flimsy bridge, witnessing a priest speaking, watching wedding bands being exchanged. Just before hyms are being sung I depart with a smile for they have the precious gift of love. God bless them.

A renewal of vows after 27 years..
A renewal of vows after 27 years..

At the top of the hill, stunning views of the loch are had & me and Adam are reacquainted for a strong pot of tea.

Adam gazing over Loch Ness from top
Adam gazing over Loch Ness from top

From here on it is pretty much up and down, but mainly down on the approach to Drumnadrochit. We roll onto down feeling lively, but we must look weary as a milk man and his family from Newcastle who we met along the trail kindly gives us some money for our dinner & a drink. I chow down scampi & chips before departing to set up my tent. And indeed it is a room with a view…

My neighbour for the night
My neighbour for the night

sdr

 

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