Sunday 24th April 2016 – 1008.5 miles
A bit of Iight rain first thing this morning but it didn’t last long.
We walked alongside the canal for a while then the path took us up through woodland and along to the end of this section of the canal at Laggan swing bridge opening onto Loch Oich.
We passed by a water activity centre and then joined a disused railway track at the Invergarry Station Project where a length of track has been laid and it looks like they will be rebuilding the old station.
Such a pretty place – the gardens are well kept and everything looks very well cared for and maintained. We met the lock keeper for the day – Kim who gave us some drinking water. She was on her lunch break and came over for a chat.
We discussed our walk and also about the canals and how we think that more public financial support should be given to keep all the canals in the UK in good order. Not only for the likes of us walkers and cyclists but for people who live and work on the canals.
Reluctantly we had to walk on so we said our goodbyes – good to meet you Kim and what an amazing job you have.
It was only a few miles to Fort Augustus and we reached the end of the canal at a flight of locks leading down to Loch Ness.
We stopped at The Lock Inn for a pint and while I wrote the day’s blog and uploaded it along with yesterday’s blog, Dave went to find a shop to buy bread etc.
A pleasant end to yet another great day.