Chose to go out on Sunday morning as the weather forecast looked that little bit better than Saturday which was forecast to be bad and was a lot worse. This, my 50th Munro, is an ideal walk for a Sunday morning; nothing too difficult no real need for maps and compasses just a slog up through the mud to an easy summit. Had my usual bacon roll and coffee at the van in the car park at the top of Glen Ogle, bit of a bonus as I didn't know if they were open on Sunday morning.
The weather was a lot better than predicted with plenty of sunshine interspersed with the odd black cloud and spits of rain, the wind was occasionally gusting towards the top but apart from that a perfect day for a walk.
Made the top in 2 hours which surprised me as I didn't feel that energetic after having a bit of a boozy Friday night out; the walk back to the car was fine albeit very wet and boggy in places. I must start looking for new boots as mine are starting to get a bit smooth, if they were tyres I don't think they would be road legal. The reason I'm saying this is I slipped on my backside into very wet mud twice and ended up with a soaking wet arse (good job nobody was around to watch).
Thankfully the sun shone all the way back to the car and dried me out a bit; got down in an hour and a quarter and home to a Sunday Dinner cooked by my better which was a nice change as normally Sunday roast is the only meal of the week I cook.
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