Today I was going to finally reach the head of Loch Fyne. The walk towards the head of this loch had taken me days to get to and I was looking forward to turning the corner and heading south again. I walked from Inveraray north and as I passed the shoreline, a couple of Oyster Catchers buzzed me protecting their nest sites. I was “escorted off the premises” so to speak. Later on I got caught in a heavy downpour which I had to shelter from under some big beech trees by the side of the road. I eventually got soaked as the rain was so heavy that there wasnt really any effective shelter but I relaxed into it and it was lovely to savour the smells of the wet foliage and that distinctive aroma that you get when a dry road is suddenly deluged with summer rain.
I also had to double back along the road a couple of miles as I realised that I had left my camera at the side of the road and had to get back and get it. Fortunately I found it wasy enough even although I wasnt sure where I had stopped exactly.
It was good to eventually pass the Loch Fyne Oyster bar and the four by fours in the car park and head around the loch towards Cairndow. That night I went into the hotel and met some German tourists and had a long chat with them about banking online security systems and mainframe software. Oh dear – how sad is that? 😉