Sunday, 20 April 2014

8, 2, 2, 1000, 2 then 1

Dan managed to tag today's morning bike ride onto yesterday's schedule, with Aled and Jane to assist, which meant he could head straight up the hill this morning with fresh legs. 4 Munros, including Beinn Ime, were ticked off  before a descent to Inveruglas Power Station at about lunchtime. Again Dan benefitted from some seriously experienced support this morning, 8 in all; Spyke, Jude, Chris Upson, Mark, Lou, Ben Abdelnor, Matt Reedy and Dan.

Heading across the Loch with Aled

A quick sprint with Jane Reedy on the road bikes took Dan south to Firkin Point (I sometimes wonder that???) Aled B was primed with the boats for a breezy paddle across the Loch followed by a steady romp up Ben Lomond. At this point Dan encountered something unusual, a path rammed with 'Sunday punters' heading up the hill. 100's of them, quite a contrast to other Munros he's been on so far.

After recrossing the Loch and returning to Firkin Point in the boats Dan had a 15 mile bike ride north up the shoreline to meet up with Helen and his girls in the van at Inverarnan, finishing at 7pm on the dot. Unusually Dan was on his own for this one which in his own words was 'pretty smart', a chance to reflect on the week's events - 7 days and 37 Munros done, including the most southerly. Not bad for a start!