A wholesome interesting relatively short day. Weather is dreary and we are stuck in the clouds by the time we reach conic hill but Loch Lomond is seen for the first time through the mist.
The clouds start to lift as the sun rises and the route is packed full of walkers. Conic Hill looks higher than it actually is & we scale around the side before the descent into busy Balmaha. Coach loads are here spending money in the extortionate village shop. We pass through quickly and walk the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond all day..
We eventually reach a simple campsite in Sallochy where we pitch up. Until now, Ive been under the impression the whole midgie thing is just the Scottish exaggerating, but no, it is a problem. A big problem, lol..
Limits. What are they? What’s there purpose ? Barriers of the mind…
Todays a turning point & from today we leave behind canal walking for the West Highland Way. We walk the canal for several miles where it turns in a disused railway line. Walking through several picturesque villages & admiring the change scenery. The Campsie Fells domi ates the north.
We eventually hit the West Highland Way..
The West Highland way takes us into the lovely town of Drymen. We arrive at a bunkhouse called Kip in the kirk, and welcomed warmly by the kind staff. This place is a gem and really feels like a home away from home. Our stinky clothes are washed and dried, we were fed home made South African milk tart. walkers pass through here with bags of enthusiasm and I can say I left here with some new friends.