The thunder faded away without incident. It was a warm, sunny morning and I didn’t need to put on my waterproofs until early afternoon.
Whilst doing the final planning for today, I had realised that a slight diversion would take me to the Glenisla Hotel for lunch. However, I did not know if they served food all day – so I felt under a little pressure to get a move on and had resigned myself to being too late. But not to worry – they were still serving when I got there at 2:30 ish. I made sure I had all of the essential food types: egg mayo, ciabatta, veggie broth, beer, scone & jam, and coffee.
Well refreshed and satisfied, I then lost the Cateran Trail and had an unfortunate episode with a knee-deep bog.
I’m now tucked up in my tent on a campsite after a very nice shower. Shame I can’t get the peat out of my socks no matter how many times I rinse them!