Thursday morning began on a glorious day and we were wrestling with our options. It being to either attempt one of Knoydart munros (A Munros is any of the 277 mountains in Scotland that are at least 3,000 feet high (approximately 914 metres). or to go on a less challenging walk.
We settled on the latter option. We figured that as amazingly great the day appeared to be we did not want to get caught by another “Monday flood” and chose to play it safe.
After a quick breakfast, we were off on our way.
One or two days earlier, one of the German camper had told Tom about finding a great spot for Chanterelle mushrooms. We had tried our luck then but were unsuccessful, or so we thought. After a quick google search we realised we had come across the so called spot but dismissed it because the mushroom looked so vividly orange and appeared poisonous to us at first glance.
Comforted on the safeness of it all (and because the Germans were still alive) we stopped on our way to fil an empty biscuit box with wild Chanterelle.
Dinner was planned there and then!
We decided to take the longer route, and not cross through the private farmers land (were we had an encounter with a flock of wild deers the day before)
It was warm and lovely to walk on such a beautiful day, so the extra miles were not so much of a shore.
Suddenly we walked in on a rather large number of highland cows, resting on the road, probably making the most out of the lovely weather by enjoying a sunny nap.
Highlands cow has now become one of my favourite farm animal. They are absolutely cute and non agressive. In fact we probably startled them more than they did us. Though I will admit, I still held my breath when I walked passed them.
We ended our walk by a lovely lac, where we had our picnic. One of the most fun and enjoyable aspect of wild camping is Sandwich Making and the eating (obviously!)
Once we got back to camp we treated ourselves to a hot shower at the Bunkhouse. Tomorrow will be our last day and as if we were preparing for the big day, we wanted to be fresh on our way back to London.
After that we went to the pier and did a bit of fishing. We weren’t very lucky, but mostly because we weren’t very patient. One couple that came after us caught 4 fishes!
We had a fire camp dinner composed of pasta, chanterelle, asparagus and pesto. It was heaven!
The evening ended with grilled marshmallows, book reading and star gazing before heading to bed 🙂