Only 27 miles of the highland way to go before a relaxin bath at the kings house hotel. It was time for the boots to come out as the terrain would get rocky from here. The climbs and decent's to kinlochleven really punished the legs! Things had slowed down from hobble run to just keeping the legs moving. So unfortunately I only made it the road some 3 miles short of the days target of the kings house! I've never been so glad to see Graham (no offence Graham).
Don't let smiles fool you I wasn't leaning on the fence for a good pose!
After last night's long soak and a good breakfast our hero set off on his final journey, it's ONLY 32 miles says he, The path follows the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond through Rowardennan, Balmaha, Drymen, before terminating at Milnagavie.
I can vouch for the midges being the most ferocious, I have the lumps and bumps to prove it.
Having had a hot then cold bath to ease aching muscles Dave soaked his feet in White spirit to harden the skin, then tried to get a good nights sleep.
With a cheeky grin he he hobbled away from kingshouse at 09.00 and made his way Bridge of Orchy, Tyndrum, Crianlarich, then stopped for a well deserved rest in Inversnaid. Only a mad man would think of doing this. Only a Lunatic would do it.
JOGLER'S on the move. Tonight he had the luxury of luxuries, a hot tub all to himself to ease his aches and pains. Much more of this and he will think he is someone special.
Our hero left invergarry at 09.00 in pouring rain and as I write is nearing banavie where the caladonian canal terminates at the world famous neptunes staircase canal locks. Can he maintain the muscle tearing pace he has set, and will his feet last the day? Find out later.
John and Adrian who are starting off the walk have arrived in John O'Groats in perpetration for the start of the walk of the walk in the morning.
Mike, Head of Operation's has also made it up there today to see them off and hopefully take pictures and update the blog. Unfortunately he has been struggling to get enough reception to update from the iPhone.