We spend as much time as possible at the Drovers Inn to keep out of the rain. Late in the afternoon we had to leave in order to reach our destination for today. On the way we picked up an old newspaper to dry our shoes in the night. Benno was captivated although the news were from last Monday. Somehow we’re not connected to the real world anymore.
Our next campsite was located in a dark forest. It was protected against any storm and light rain. Additionally, the forest floor was nice and soft with all the needles.
Saturday was better weather with only few light showers during the day. We continued our journey with the next stop at Bridge of Orchy. We had booked a bunk bed in a B’n’b, which turned out to be the old railway station building. The two platforms are still in use, but only very few trains pass by every day. One of them is the famous Royal Scotsman!
We left without breakfast since we weren’t allowed to use our camping cooker on the platforms. We didn’t follow the advice of the B’n’b owner (“the track over the mountains is muddy and in disrepair – use the road that goes around the mountain”) and continued on the normal track. It was definitely not close to being as bad as he had predicted, but on the other hand he didn’t look like he was doing a lot of hiking himself. It turned out to be one of the nicest parts of the West Highland Way.