This years theme was Time & Alice in Wonderland, this involves the local schools making lanterns for the parade along the high street.
Below are some pictures from the event.
|From My TGO Challenge|
|From Days out|
At this point things started to a bit wrong; I was struggling to find the second path East. After an hour of faffing about I decided to go back to the start and take the longer but easier track around.
As I was backtracking I bumped into two challengers and explained my problem; This seems I didn't need to cross the stream as the path stays to one side, bloody OS maps.
Anyway we made it Cougie by 2.15 and had lunch there.
I explained to the owners I wouldn't be staying and they were fine with it.
I carried on into Sunday's route and started climbing up the pass to Fort Augustus. For all thee snow they have had up here the pass is pretty dry, I was finding it hard to find any decent water.
I finally bumped into kate & Tim Wood camped next to a stream; so I've set up camp too GR292207.
It's now 20.15 15 May
The walk up Glen lichd saw nice but the climb up to Fionngleann was a killer even though I know it was there.
Most of the day was spent leapfrogging two or three groups.
Camban bothy was a welcome sight as by then I was feeling quite tired but after a good rest and food I felt better.
Again following the crowd to Alltbeithe YH. From here I had to path to myself as most were staying at the YH.
I pushed on to Athnamulloch as the vetter told me that there were some flat pitches here; that's not strickly true as there is a lot of tussocks about but have found a pitch and am just waiting for dinner to cook.
The sun is now shining again and things look pretty good; only probrlem is tomorrow, I can't decide to go to Cougie as planned or push on into Sunday route and make the walk into Fort Augustus easier.
The walking today was better than expected.
It now 19:32 14 May; I'll post as soon as there is network.