What a great day. Just under 20 miles covered from Brora to the far side of Dornoch, so still ahead of the plan (just). Weather was about perfect for walking; not too warm and a gentle breeze with plenty of sunshine. Lovely.
Apart from the walking and the weather there were several noteworthy moments.
- Hazel found us another nice place to stay in Dornoch (Del Mar), and managed to get the laundry done
- I saw a deer
- Hazel saw a seal
- I managed to get off the A9 for a few hours
- My feet are just as sore as yesterday but I think I’m getting more used to it 🙂
But the high spot of the day was a lesson in humility. While flogging up a hill a voice from behind scared the life out of me. A chap in running gear slowed down to walk and talk. We exchanged pleasantries. He asked me what I was doing. Chest puffed out I proudly told him of my epic journey and the 3 peaks. “Wow”, he said. “That’s amazing”.
Of course I returned the question with something banal like “What about you? Are you out for a jog?” The answer was a true OMG moment………………
“I’m running round the coast of Britain. 4,000 miles down and only 1,000 to go”.
That man is Wayne Russell. Check out his web site: https://waynerussell.org/
He has a tracker just like mine but his progress map is truly awesome.
Respect Wayne. Respect.