Day 4 Great Glen Way – Invermorsten to Drumnodrochit
A peaceful and mellow day on the trail. Started with a massive thousand foot climb, one of two for the day. The first one does the altitude in an a little over a mile so it’s steep. I downed a Coke pre-climb to give me a boost, nice view on top.
Over the next 6 miles of quiet forest track and old roads I didn’t see a single person. When the low road I was on finally merged with the high road I encountered several couples hiking the other way.
There was an interesting spot today that for some reason I didn’t think to photograph. A little pottery shop just off the trail at Grotaig. Great little spot with a wonderful owner. I met up with some hikers from Glasgow and we all chatted with the owner over coffees and ginger beer. He even provided some highland hospitality and gave us some complimentary homemade fruit breads. What was meant to be a 5 minute cold drink stop turned into a really pleasant half- hour rest.
Heading out I soon caught up with another hiker I’d met the first day. We chatted over the last three miles down to today’s finish.
Another day of great weather along Loch Ness, 20 miles tomorrow to the finish line. – Rev Kane