Friday, July 13, 2012

West Highland Way - Last Day

Day 5 was our last day hiking.  The rain gear came back out as it was cloudy and rained on and off throughout the day and then a lot toward the end of our hike.  There were some steep up and downs at the beginning and end of the hike, but the middle section was more rolling.

A few sheep crossed our path.

A look at the trail.  I would say the majority of the trail on all our hiking days was uneven rocks.

We came across some ruins. (These two pictures were taken by Anna. We think she has a pretty good eye.)

Toward the end of the hike, we went through another logging area.  It was kind of eerie as there were lots of beautiful foxglove flowers blooming around the many stumps.

 The West Highland Way ends in the town of Fort William.  Here is a sign marking the "original" end.  It is on the edge of town.

But some marketer must have gotten it in his head to make a new end.  So now you must walk through town, past all the shops to come to the "official" end.  I was quite satisfied with the original end.  We did go to the official end after we had taken a shower at the B&B.

1 comment:

Linda M said...

Anna's picture of the walls with openings is very nice.