WHW DAY 3
FROM: Rowardennan TO: Inveranan (22km)
Total kms walked on this walk: 62km
Accumulative kms walked:
“You take the high road and I’ll take the low road and I’ll be in Scotland before ye” . If only we has taken heed of the advice from our curb side Scotsman yesterday and taken the high road. Coming out from the hostel the sign pointed down towards the Loch so we just blindly followed it. Totally forgetting the advice from yesterday. What followed was a hard leg work out. Lots of little hills up and down over uneven terrain and lots of scrabbling around little outcrops as we followed Loch Lomond shoreline. It was tiring but very enjoyable as the scenery was pretty special on one side we had the quiet stillness of the loch on the other the wildness of soaring mountains. I feel the scenery was well worth the extra care and attention needed.
Two things stood out today. The first was a spectacular waterfall at Inversnaid, it started as a whisper as the water trickled through the rocks and ended in a roar as it cascaded down into the loch. I tried to convince the Spunky Rooster to stop but he was on a mission to get into camp to watch the rugby.
The second was a trail side cafe, a small little shack with coffee and the best raisin cookies I have ever tasted. Coming upon this in the middle of nowhere made my day. I pledge today to ensure that I will embrace the little things that bring me pleasure, like sitting on the side of the track with a coffee and a biscuit and watching the world go by.
How often in my former life had I let moments of joy just fly past without any acknowledgement or not savouring it.
Coming into the campsite tonight was quite magical, I tried to capture it with photos but it’s one of those things you have to experience. The fields glowed gold from the sunlight, as we
emerged out of the Forrest into the open plains down into our camp spot tonight Beinglas farm