Walking Scotlands Coast

DAY 74 – BADLUARACH TO MIOTAG

DAY 74

SUNDAY 7 APRIL, 2013

BADLUARACH TO MIOTAG – 4 MILES 3 HOURS

MORRIS, DEREK, KEITH, BILL AND PHIL

TOTAL DISTANCE WALKED SO FAR 1051.5 MILES

After the sunshine of Friday and the rain of Saturday we woke this morning to find a covering of snow. Things got even worse when we discovered we had a punctured tyre on our vehicle. However, after another good breakfast we fixed the wheel, loaded the vehicle and set off to Badluarach where Phil and Bill dropped the other three of us and drove onto Gruinard. They would walk back to meet us. There was sufficient covering of snow to obscure any paths or tracks and make walking on the rutted heather covered ground quite difficult. The Scoraig Peninsula was completely shrouded in cloud and barely visible. We made our way from the end of the road through Badluarach towards the visible high point at Carn Dearg Ailein then to the west side of Carn Dearg an Droma. We were amazed to find there was no snow on the south side of the hill and the whole area of Gruinard was snow free. The island of Gruinard the prominent feature in the bay was also devoid of any snow. The walk down to the sandy beach at Miotag was so much easier and we quickly reach the car. After a change of clothing and a cuppa we set off on the long journey home.

Summary; Sunshine, rain and snow, we have had it all on this trip. This should have been a very easy walk which was made a bit more difficult with the snow. We had intended going further today but in view of the weather we decided to cut the walk short and head home.

Highs; Some great views.

Lows; None

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