.............not all those that wander are lost..............

Solo TGOC 2009

Torridon to Montrose. Now I had been bitten by the Challenge bug I decided to give it a try going solo. I loved it..........

{My start from Torridon was hampered by storms and streams bursting their banks -
there was a re-route via the Coulin Pass down to Gerry's hostel at Craig}

{Sharing a brew with Robert who had been blown onto a rock while walking over to Torridon from Strathcarron the day before the start}

{Day 2 - I put my head inside the door of this cabin to discover it was already full of Challengers hiding from the wind and rain}

{Wild camp beside Loch Beannacharain after failing to cross the swollen River Meig}

{Now a day behind after a gruelling walk alongside the Orrin Reservoir - the night was spent beside this electricity company hut - a bright and sunny morning at last}

{Two gorgeous days later, waving to Gordon Menzies after crossing
Loch Ness from Drumnadrochit to Inverfarigaig}

{Another re-route after a huge storm near Tomintoul and then the Ca-du Ford was impassible
as the water was so deep and fast}

{One of General Wade's less well-looked after bridges on the old military road
 from Donside to Glen Fenzie}

{This old stone marks the Firmounth drove road through the Glentanar Estate}

{Mist, rain and miles of fencing force another re-route - the Tarfside camping field with
quite a lot of other Challengers}

{Finally on the beach at Montrose - just me and the waves}