Day 2 Great Glen Way – Garlochy to Laggan
Short 10 mile day from Garlochy to Laggan. A cloudy and nice day spent along the shores of Loch Lochy. My favorite named loch because in American it would translate to Lake Lakey.
I had plenty of time to make my 3 PM checkin so today was very much about the smiles not the miles. The rain held off the entire walk as I seemed to be strolling in the bright spot between rain bands of a really slow moving storm. At times when I had views up the loch I could see rain. At times the same down the loch and a couple of times was walking on wet trail. So I was in a fortunate spot.
The trail mostly wound through conifer forest next to the loch occasionally going through little patches of resort cabins. Lots and lots of little waterfalls today.
At one point I realized I was ahead of schedule and a short while later I fortuitously encountered a bench. So I pulled up and laid down for a little 15 minute nap. Absolutely lovely way to spend a bit of an afternoon napping in the sun with the sounds of the loch.
Colin Fletcher has a quote that often is on my mind while hiking. “First you examine your surroundings, then you examine your gear and then you examine yourself. Could really feel this pattern play out throughout today’s hike. All in all a very pleasant day of walking. Big day tomorrow, 18 miles to Invermorsten. – Rev Kane