Great Glen Way - Invermoriston - Friday

Invermoriston - Friday 13th

Woke at 4am – porridge for breakfast, packed ultra fast due to midges. Left for Fort Augustus at 5am. Walked five miles into Fort Augustus – Never ending up and down route into the town. View of Cherry Island.

Arrived at 7.30am. Waited for the grocer to open – bought porridge oats, midge spray, burn care ointment, biscuits and dried milk. Waited for the chip shop to open and bought egg and bacon roll and chips. Sat and ate it - waited till 10am and started to go. Went to the toilet at the petrol station and filled water bottles at their outside tap.

Walking was hard and pack felt very heavy after the morning ease. Every mile we stopped and sat down. Bonnie went to sleep each time. Walked a further 5 miles into Cullochy Lock.

The lock keeper was friendly, I asked if I could have some water and he readily offered. He asked where I was camping and said, “Camp over there on the grass by the picnic tables. It is better here than by the traffic.”

Washed my socks, prepared and ate tea. Bonnie lay fast asleep from 6pm. Bonnie has tried very hard to enjoy herself despite being tired. Made navvy tea to use up coffee mate. Rain came on heavy at 7pm.