Hi everyone, Odd Sock here again!
We woke up on the 2nd day of our Scottish trip to find it was grey and wet outside, so we just moved ourselves north to a campsite near the town of Fort William.
M particularly wanted to walk out to a place called "Sourlies Bothy" from near there, and the forecast didn't look too bad for the next 2 days.
A "Bothy" is a small building in the hills where you can take refuge. This one was supposed to be in a really beautiful setting.
So the picture above was taken before we headed out to Sourlies Bothy! I'm making yummy bacon butties for breakfast!
We had to take lots with us, including a tiny tent, as we didn't know what we'd find when we got there - i.e., a load of people, or a hole in the roof! We were heading off into Knoydart - one of the last great wildernesses in the UK. I made sure we packed the essentials, like lots of chocolate!
This is me by Loch Arkaig. It took a long time to drive to the end of it, which was where we were to leave the car. The weather didn't look as sunny down the other end, either.
The ten mile path to this bothy was pretty boggy, and it had a lot of up and down bits in it.
There were lots of streams to cross.
At the highest point in the path, we found this small loch.
I was surprised to find this sandy beach by the loch!
This was the view we finally saw down the other side. We are looking down at the sea loch which Sourlies Bothy lies next to. It didn't look a particularly great place to me at this point! Just a very grey place.
Down level with the sea loch, but still no sign of the bothy... M realised I was flaggling, and let me stop for emergency chocolate.
Ah ha! Finally we find the place!!
Time for a lightweight bite to eat. (Don't start talking to M about lightweight, as she will not shut up. Her stove weighs 7g. This was the first time we tried it out, and she was weirdly proud of it!)
And here's our tiny tent for tonight! (Seemed plenty big enough to me, but M's a bit bigger.)
Mmmm...hot chocolate AND a bar of chocolate! Glad I packed some decent food!
We had a roaring fire in the bothy that night!
Oooo...this is comfy! Heehee...I wonder where M will be sleeping!
We woke up to a great surprise the next morning...SUNSHINE!!
The bothy and sea loch really did look beautiful now!
I wandered down to see if this loch had any sand, but just found pebbles and seaweed.
M soon had everything packed up and ready to go.
I popped in to investigate the bothy a bit more, and climbed up to explore these cool fishing net hammocks!
Soon we'd headed off up into the mountains again, with beautiful views down to the sea loch as we went.
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Bye again for now, Love Odd Sock xxx