Day 9: Monday 25th April

An excellent day today.  Just shy of 22 miles along Caledonian Canal, Loch Oich, and Loch Lochy.  Most miles done in a day so far and just over 7 hours walking.  The weather was pretty good again, although I think that might be about to change 😦

Unlike the day before this was flat for long stretches which is why I was able to clock up some miles.  Apart from the lochs there really wasn’t anything specific to see; just mile after mile of peaceful, beautiful scenery, and this old bridge at one of the crossing points.

I know at least one person is following the tracker live, as I had a call from my pal John while I walked along Loch Oich.  He reminded me that this was where the family scattered his Mother’s ashes.  A poignant moment while I stopped for a minute of contemplation.

Our base this evening is near Spean Bridge and we saw this memorial to WW II commandos on our way for a bite to eat.  Extract from Wikepedia…….

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“Situated around a mile from Spean Bridge village, it overlooks the training areas of the Commando Training Depot established in 1942 at Achnacarry Castle. Unveiled in 1952 by the Queen Mother, it has become one of the United Kingdom’s best-known monuments, both as a war memorial and as a tourist attraction.”

 

 

And finally, a few artistic shots, including what lies ahead…………………

 

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