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Scotland, Ballachulish to Kinlochleven- Day 7

The Ballachulish Hotel was so comfortable and scenic. The staff there so lovely and gracious. It was hard to say goodbye. Another personable cabbie took me an hour’s drive to the town of Kinlochleven, along Loch Leven. This man was a former school bus driver with...

Scotland, Tyndrum to Ballachulish – Day 6

  Thrilled to have flexible feet this morning! The boots fit, and my heels moved; let’s walk! I rushed to repack, lightening my day pack, as it seemed like the time to re-join the trail. My plan was to have the cab driver drop me at Bridge of Orchy and walk from...

Scotland, Drovers Inn to Tyndrum – Day 4

  Happily, the crackling in my heels was less this morning and my feet had more flexibility. They fit comfortably in my running shoes. Things were looking up. The company I booked with told me to take the number 44 bus from the Drovers Inn stop to Tyndrum, my...

Scotland -Rowardennen to the Drovers Inn, Day 3

  The taxi was scheduled for 11 a.m., so my breakfast was late, after the rush of the other hikers starting their day. I was jealous of them; mad and sad my journey was halted for an unknown period. Due to the misery of the night before, I had failed to notice...

Scotland, Milngavie to Dryman – Day 1

  Scotland deserves all the praise it receives. It is land of huge spaces, reviving air, respectful people, turquoise lochs, and a national solidity of both past and future that is heartwarming. I only knew Scotland from books and movies; I had never travelled...