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Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

This was a delight to read. Loved following other people in your story - Rita, the Germans, the Belgian... :D Thank you klevas. Indeed that's what made the WHW so special for me both times I walked it. "Following" other people, even those you don't talk to regularly. It's also a great occ...
by zatapathique
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

A really great entertaining read; and well done the Mrs! :clap: :clap: :clap: Yes, the Mrs can be quite tough when she chooses to be. ;-) I've only walked a short bit of the WHW, namely about 7km of the last section from Kinlochleven on my way back from walking in the Mamores. Unlike you, I found t...
by zatapathique
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

Thank you both of you. :)

And thank you for the book recommendation, I have just put "The Hills are Stuffed with Swedish Girls" on my wishlist. Sounds like a book I could really enjoy.
by zatapathique
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:52 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Stay at home

so..looks like our annual munro trip in 3rd week of July might not be happening given this plan. We'd be driving up from various points in England. Crianlarich hills might have to wait a year.... :( Same here. My annual Munro trip would have been even earlier, from June 15th. :( Our flights have be...
by zatapathique
Thu May 21, 2020 7:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 34784

Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

Epilogue – the delayed return journey, October 6th to 8th, 2003 David leaves the hostel very early to catch his train back to Cambridge. At 7 o' clock, he is already gone. I sleep in to keep my cold in check- Falco and Marc want to climb Ben Nevis, which is located just next to Fort William, and wo...
by zatapathique
Sat May 09, 2020 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

Seventh day: Kinlochleven to Fort William – Sunday October 5th 2003, 23 km, 08:45-16:15 The day begins with the departure of the horde of motorcyclists who have the dubious pleasure to return to England on the motorbike in the rain, without seeing much of the scenery. Roland sleeps in, but as he wa...
by zatapathique
Sat May 09, 2020 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

Sixth day: Kings House Hotel to Kinlochleven – Saturday October 4th 2003, 15 km, 09:15-13:45 Right after waking up I know I have a cold. Sore throat, I cannot talk without it getting worse. Silenced, the beautiful morning with sunrise over the Moor in emphasised. The summits of the mountains are du...
by zatapathique
Sat May 09, 2020 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

Fifth day: Tyndrum to Kings House Hotel – Friday, October 3rd 2003, 31 km, 08:15-16:45 The biggest daily distance is on the menu, so we force us to get up before the break of day and start with the first light for shooting. David finds his walking pole in the shrubbery and is perfectly armed for th...
by zatapathique
Sat May 09, 2020 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

Fourth day: Beinglas Farm to Tyndrum – Thursday October 2nd 2003, 20 (+3) km, 09:15-17:15 We begin the day at a quarter past nine and start without a determined destination. As the following stage from Tyndrum to Kings House Hotel seems a bit far (31 km), we consider walking to Bridge of Orchy toda...
by zatapathique
Sat May 09, 2020 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

Third day: Rowardennan to Beinglas Farm – Wednesday October 1st 2003, 21 km, 09:00-17:30 On this day we finally succeed to start at 9 o'clock already. When we leave, the “You Must” Germans are still striking their tent. We quickly suppress an upsurging lust for sabotage and call a curt greeting to ...
by zatapathique
Sat May 09, 2020 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

Second day: Easter Drumquhassle Farm to Rowardennan – Tuesday September 30th 2003, 26 km, 09:30-18:45 In the morning, astonishment beyond belief: blue sky! Sunshine! Our wildest hopes have come true. The night was quite chilly, all the more we are happy about the sun and the prospect of keeping war...
by zatapathique
Sat May 09, 2020 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

First day: Milngavie to Easter Drumquhassle Farm – Monday September 29th 2003, 18.5 km, 10:00 – 15:00 We both felt uneasy and restless through the night. Whereas I, as usual, had trouble falling asleep the first night in unfamiliar surroundings (which is great with the perspective of staying in a d...
by zatapathique
Sat May 09, 2020 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

Preface In the past weeks, I tried to make most of the confinement we have here in France, during which we are allowed to leave the house only for a handful of reasons such as work, going to the doctor's, shopping. For physical exercise, we are allowed one hour per day away from your house/apartmen...
by zatapathique
Sat May 09, 2020 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Daftest thing you've done whilst on a hill..

Fantastic topic, so many good laughs. The penguin is just hilarious, or the story with the friend's car :lol: I've experienced similar things, for example Talking loudly to my self (in German, luckily) on Sgurr Choinnich Mòr (Grey Corries) about how bad that ridge down Stob Coire Easain was and that...
by zatapathique
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Daftest thing you've done whilst on a hill..
Replies: 74
Views: 6019

Re: Stay at home

Greetings to Scotland from France! Here, it is defined quite clearly what we are allowed to do and what we aren't allowed. Every time we leave the flat/house/grounds (which we are allowed to only for a handful of reasons), we need to fill in the following form, and sign it with date and time (Englis...
by zatapathique
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 34784
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