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