Monthly Archive: July 2017

Day 11: as alliteration struggles for meaning, we settle for comfort in Kylesku 0

Day 11: as alliteration struggles for meaning, we settle for comfort in Kylesku

It’s nearly four hundred miles north from Luss to Kylesku, and any feeling of irritation swiftly dissipated as we made our way north. We had to discipline ourselves to only stop occasionally, because the...

Day 10: Lovely Loch, limited service 0

Day 10: Lovely Loch, limited service

There was a real sense of excitement in picking up the car and heading over the border, and the views of Loch Lomond didn’t disappoint, but the hotel is only and overpriced OK, and...

Day 8: Finished as we began, with wet feet 0

Day 8: Finished as we began, with wet feet

There are no pictures of today, because the day began with drizzle and degenerated during the morning into rain. I packed the camera into the backpack and our passports were packed into the waterproof...

Day 7: Gilsland to Newtown, the nicest day 0

Day 7: Gilsland to Newtown, the nicest day

We declined an offer of a lift back to Gilsland: it was such a stunning day that the extra mile didn’t matter. There was not other way across the river, so we picked our...

Day 6: Steel Rigg to Gilsland, both up and down! 0

Day 6: Steel Rigg to Gilsland, both up and down!

Vallum Lodge provided a perfect breakfast after an excellent night’s sleep, so we thanked Claire and Michael and walked back along the Military Road to the Twice Brewed Inn and turned left, towards the...

Day 3: Site-seeing – a rest day 0

Day 3: Site-seeing – a rest day

As one might expect, we slept like logs after the exertions of the night before, and it was nice to get up safe in the knowledge that we wouldn’t have to drag our aches...

Postscript to our lonely Aussie 0

Postscript to our lonely Aussie

Apparently it was common to bury those aircrew killed in training or who died of wounds but whose bodies came home in local churchyards. I suppose since so many Aussies came out of Empire...