31 Jul 2008

"The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond" by the Corries

I've done it! Or should I say, we've done it! We managed to walk the 96 miles from Milngavie (Glasgow) to Fort William in 7 wonderful days on the West Highland Way.

I was helped along the way by Edith, John, Esmae and Lorna. Big thanks to you all for your company along the way. I also mention Jeff and his son for accompanying us during the walk and on some of our evening EATING exploits.

Here are some of the 750 photos taken by us along the way.

Just click on the slideshow below to open the album in Picasa.

I also found this BLOG on the WEB placed by Quimby Melton and friends from the USA CLICK HERE decribing their walk through the WHW. Thanks Guys.

This is a video of the Corries singing The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond

4 Jul 2008

"Sky Pilot" The Animals

Some friends and I are preparing to walk the West Highland Way soon so we decided to get fit and get some walking down prior to the long walks. Here are Esmea, John and I on a beautiful day at Loch Muick heading up to Broad Cairn.

Two weeks earlier we also walked up Lochnaggar that is in the same area. Here are some of these photos too for your interest.

Why did I use SKY PILOT as the Title? Some of you will know that I always use a song title as the Title and use it to loosely describe the content of the Blog entry. I have used this title because during the walk there is part of the path where you do feel like a bird soaring high above the hills and loch. There was also quite a bit of RAF activity in the area during the walk so it was quite a co-incidence when the song came on in my car iPod as I drove away. I must admit the lyrics don't really match up too much! BUT the flying bit does.

CLICK on the PLAY icon to listen to the song.