I’ve found it impossible to update my blog whilst on the move – as I need WiFi apparently – not just mobile data. The best way to follow my journey is definitely on Facebook ‘Hoofin’ Around the Highlands 2022‘ Page.
However – that said, I’m sitting here on the outskirts of Fort William in a lovely holiday cottage gifted by a friend for a couple of nights – whilst resting up before the next part of our journey – and there is WiFi. We are now 337 miles in – which means we are 1/3 of the way – I’m not sure how that happened as it seems only yesterday that we were starting out!
The start was challenging (to say the least) with very unsettled weather – very heavy and prolonged showers of rain / touching on sleet at one point, strong winds gusting 50mph and exposed hills to get across. Not to mention the challenge of trying to find somewhere sheltered for Team Swogi over night that actually had grass this early in the season.
We survived though and the weather has just become better and better – now its scorching but I’ve stopped short of complaining about the heat – so far lol! We’ve met many fantastic people on our way who have supported us on our travels – either something as small as offering us drinks or opening gates through to putting us up for a couple of nights – its all been very much appreciated.
We are now about to start our South East Loop – the red trail on the map and the horses are in great shape – only a few minor scrapes and midge / tick bites to show for their miles so far.