Today included the most stunning scenery, stinging rain and accidentally getting on a school bus.
We packed up the tents and started walking at 7.30am. The rain soon started as we entered the dark shadowy hills. At times we had to stop and turn our backs, as the wind was painfully lashing the rain into our faces.
During the times when the rain paused, the scenery was absolutely jaw dropping. The photos don’t do it justice, and the scale and detail aren’t picked up.
We climbed and then walked through a mountain pass, which revealed a view of the sea on the other side. The last few miles were spent practically jogging to keep up with Janet who picked up speed over awful terrain in order to make the 2pm bus.
When we arrived at Inchnadamph it wasn’t clear where the bus stop was, and we couldn’t remember what number the bus was, what company the bus was under or which direction the bus went in. Whoops.
A minibus came past which, as it got closer, looked like it might be suitable, but alas, by the time we had mulled it over it had already zoomed past (turns out that was the correct one).
A bus then came along so we waved it down on the off chance it was going to Lochinver. It was! We got on it and found a large group of children staring at us and when we tried to pay the driver he told us that he was a school bus but to stay on anyway.
We arrived at Lochinver and found our bunkhouse. We have a rest day tomorrow before the final leg of our journey starts with a taxi back to Inchnadamph. Exciting!