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Bad Weather

Strong gusts and spitting mists today. We walked for a few hours and then retired to our tent where I spent the evening absorbed in Wuthering Heights while Chris napped. I thought the novel would be appropriate for this landscape, but neither recalls the other, and I have to struggle to imagine Catherine and Heathcliff roaming here. Perhaps Thomas Hardy would have been more appropriate. I intend on trying him next.

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It's uncomfortable weather

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This is when we discovered that snow pants aren't waterproof

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Doesn't this look a little heath-like?

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Sligachan

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Armadale coastline, Isle of Skye

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The weather's getting cool, so I bought a much-needed wool hat.

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All night I will be dreaming of bread, for a whole bakery lies by my head. It tempts me with its delicious smells into a hunger I do not feel. Still, the wind scrapes the moor outside and makes me ill-inclined to brush my teeth again.

We have left the others and are perched in one corner of the Isle of Skye. As we were riding the bus to Sligachan, Chris remarked that it looked as though we had landed ourselves at the end of the world. Indeed the place had a bleak sort of beauty about it.

Time to curl into my sleeping bag and escape the wind-whipped chill. Can you believe it's nearly 11 pm, and I'm still writing by natural light?

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Day 8: Last Day of the WHW

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What the?

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The town of Kinlochleven rests peacefully below us

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More misty highlands

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And some highland sheep!

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Cursed clear-cutting

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Famous shaggy Highland cattle feeding in the distance near our campground

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Day 7: Glen Coe Area

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I think we're starting to get used to this West Highland Way thing

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A famous old inn built in the 17th century

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I thought the Glen Coe area was one of the most scenic parts of the hike

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At least its landscapes were more dramatic

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I can imagine it'd be beautiful in the winter, all covered in snow

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But the green is pretty nice, too

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It doesn't look it from the pictures, but this was actually quite a climb

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You can see a bit of the Devil's Staircase below us

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We made it to the top! Yay...mist.

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Robbie wanted to rest where there were better views, but we were all too tired.

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Anyway, this wasn't bad either.

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Chris looks like a mule with that bag around his neck

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We lagged behind the others to take pictures

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And it wouldn't be Scotland if we didn't have a proper dose of greenery

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Day 6: West Highland Blah Blah

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Another day

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The going is painful

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Shattered

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