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Across Scotland, day 6 - Newtonmore to Feshie bothy

A light read of one day's adventure to whet your appetite as the start of TGO 2019 approaches:

https://itsgoodtowalk.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/across-scotland-lochailort-no-more-chapter-6-kingussie-conundrum-newtonmore-to-glen-feshie/

And all six days in the series so far:

https://itsgoodtowalk.wordpress.com/category/2016-tgo-challege/


Have fun in the wilderness,

See you in Knoydart,

T'other JJ

Re: Across Scotland, day 6 - Newtonmore to Feshie bothy

Hi John,

What a lovely read, you wrote very well. I'll catch up on the other installments later.

I, like most challengers have I am sure, had a moment when I though I might chuck it all in. Mine was only on my first night of my first challenge, in Knoydart, in a storm. Managed to stop listening to the Gremlins and crack on the next morning. Since then I have not had such a low point, even in worse situations. A bit of a baptism. And I know other challengers have overcome far worse hurdles to complete the walk. Sit down, make a brew, eat something, perhaps even have a nap and the world looks better.

Also similarly, I had a gout attack on my first morning out of Plockton. A seafood platter was my downfall, some seafood being high in purines. For me gout has only occurred every 3 years or so. Luckily this attack was not a bad one, I don't think I would be able to walk with that happening. I will be going to the doc to get the tabs you can take when an attack happens...

I hope to meet you on the trails. Enjoy Knoydart its a beautiful place.