|The well kept gardens of the Kintail Lodge.|
A last look at the West Coast....well for about 250m until I walked beside Loch Duich into Strath Croe!
|Approaching the Bealach na Sroine. |
Looking back West, Beinn Sgritheall peeping thro' the gap.
The rain had more or less stopped by now, shortly after this I met David Hale who had started in Dornie on Friday.
|As I descended beside the roaring river I met Chris and Tony. We had a chat about the benefit of rain for good waterfalls. Although much of this water would have been snowmelt.|
Quite a sight well worth seeing IMHO.
|At the bottom of the gorge the view opened up revealing Glen Elchaig, a hidden gem all the better for having no public road up it.|
|Just before the col is Loch na Droma...I found a couple of good spots to camp only to discover rotting deer carcass's nearby, so pressed on to the area I'd originally planned on stopping at.|
|Over the watershed already...downhill all the way to the North Sea!|
Hardly I planned on climbing the wet pathless slope in the background on the Sunday, weather permitting!
So off across the wetness I strode to the promised green oasis beyond.
|Which I found in the crook of the Abhainn Sithidh. The pitch was slightly slopey but was dry. I was thankful of a tent with a small footprint.|
So that was Day 1....Weather had been more than acceptable and all was going to plan.