Walk completed August 28, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Day 76 – Gairlochy to South Laggen – 13 miles

View across Loch Lochy
 I looked outside my bedroom window this morning, and what do you know – it’s raining. Normally I don’t really mind going out in stormy weather, but yesterday I woke up with a sore throat and runny nose. I’ve tried hard to avoid getting a cold by washing my hands frequently and not touching my eyes or nose, but I guess you can’t always prevent it. So this morning I just wasn’t in the mood to have raindrops keep falling on my head.

Cia-aig Waterfalls
Normally when walking alone, various tunes work their way through my head – my favorites so far have been Waltzing Matilda and King of the Road – but not today. With the exception of a short detour suggested by Heather, the hostess at last night’s B&B, today’s walk was a bust. Blame it on the rain, or on my cold, or the fact that it was just an ugly walk on a forest track with nothing to see but trees. My throat hurt, I was sniffling, and I wasn’t in the mood for singing in the rain, or to listen to the rhythm of the falling rain or the wind in the trees.

I made it through the rain to my B&B, and I’m dry now, but I’m still in a funk. I suppose I’ll be in a better mood on Tuesday – rainy days and Mondays always get me down.

Old Barge on Loch Lochy
Baby, I know the rain must fall, but all I can think of is rain, rain, go away. I’m hoping that for the next two weeks it ain’t gonna rain no more.

Today’s puzzle: How many song titles have I included in this posting?

© 2011 Ken Klug


  1. 6?!? Take care of the cold, hope you feel better soon. Nice warm Scotch will help....maybe?!

  2. You could try singing 'Take me home country roads'.Hoping the weather gets better for you.

  3. Ken: I will guess 11 song titles. We are enjoying following along on your adventure.
    Mike Lehman

  4. Dear Ken.I have to say it was so nice to meet you last Sunday morning, will always remember your open lovely smile. As I said already you must be very brave to leave your home and walk all this distance, miles across the UK alone. Ken, I hope you will manage to finish your mission and I wish you all the best with your incredible project.