why work when you can walk instead?

Handsome was on holiday today (half term, but as he only went back last week, not half way through for him) so I took a day off because the weather forecast was really good. I feel that in mid-October you need to take advantage of every good day you can get, and by ‘good’ I mean not actively raining and with wind speeds of a bit less than gale force.

Today we walked up the side of Gray Mare’s Tail, which is a waterfall famous for being where Walter Scott fell off his horse… or possibly just for being beautiful and very, very high. We walked up to the top, where the Tail stream runs out of Loch Steen and then the path ran out, and I chickened out of rough walking through the heather and bog around the loch so we walked back down.

We had the path almost to ourselves going up, but coming back down there were more people – a lot of them only go as far as the viewpoint though, so it still didn’t feel motorwayish. We met a couple of kids young adults from an ex-Duke of Edinburgh group – it’s always nice to know they walk by choice rather than just for the award.

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