A good day’s walking on a gorgeous trail. Quite a busy trail, apparently 80,000 people a year walk this way and most of them seem to be out this week.
I don’t blame them, the weather is perfect.There are a lot of first time walkers on the West Highland Way and some of them are really suffering – one couple of nice chaps that I met, Craig and Steff, were struggling. Craig has problems with his hips and Steff with blisters and foot pain. I do hope they are OK and that I run into them again tomorrow.
This reminds me of walking the Santiago de Compostela across Spain – every day or two you meet someone that you have met before and everybody supports each other.
This is also a very cosmopolitan walk, I have met people from Australia, America, Germany, Holland, Poland, and many more places.
I have been getting a strange pain in my right leg just above my knee on the inside. I assume that this is a slightly pulled mussel (oops I mean muscle)
and hope that it’s nothing more serious. It hurts mainly when I am going down hill – not a sharp pain but enough to worry me a little. Any experts out there? Are there any stretches or exercises that might help this problem?
I am in a lovely bothy tonight with a few other hikers – we are getting the fire going to deter any midges rather than create warmth but it also makes it quite homely. Mind you it already has homely ornaments on the windowsill!