Wednesday 27th April 2016 – 1042.21 miles
Had a lie in this morning – the alarm was set for 7am.
We talked about our planned route with Janet yesterday. She has done a great deal of walking in the past and, after much discussion, we have decided to walk towards Dingwall from Drumnadrochit rather than walk to Inverness first. We save ourselves at least a day and we are both keen to make progress towards our goal.
Janet gave us a delicious breakfast to set us up for the day and she also gave us the makings of a packed lunch which I prepared for today – thanks for everything Janet. All too soon it was time to go.
We said our goodbyes and made our way down to the local Co-op where we met John Ross, the minister of the local Free Church of Scotland. We talked about our walk and he told us that he regularly walks in the area and, like us, he enjoys walking the high route that we walked on Monday. Lovely to meet you John. We bought a few things from the Co-op, then went to the post office. We eventually left Drum at 11am walking along the A831, which was quiet with not much traffic at all.
The road was long and straight and we didn’t find anywhere straight away. Either the ground either side of the road was too steep or it was fenced off. We needed water so I knocked on the door of a small cottage by the road. Barbara gave us some water and I asked if she knew anywhere that we could pitch our tent for the night.