The weather forecast all week had been good but if anything today looked like it was to be even better than the forecast. After travelling up the night before and arriving in darkness to be told that the camping pitches were flooded the only option was to find a place to park the car up for the night in one of the many parking areas at Tyndrum and sleep in the car. Not wanting to be in the car too long I decided to treat myself to a excellent strong black coffee from The Real Food Cafe and sit in there until closing time, then walk back the short distance to what was to be one of the most uncomfortable nights sleep I've had in ages, that section of road is pretty busy throughout the night so i found out with HGV's passing at regular intervals.
This was to be the day Pauline would hit the 141 number on Buachaille Etive Beag, halfway through the Munros having already knocked off an impressive eighty plus this year. Others to be there on the day was myself, Alan,Tommo, Joanne and family and good friend Izzy. The meet up time and place was the Green Welly at the back of nine, first to arrive was Izzy as I had seen her in her car passing the RFC as I was drinking my coffee to try and wake myself up after the night before. Not long after all the others turned up and within minutes were ready to hit the road.
Ah problem, Izzy could not find her house keys so decided she had to return home just in case she had left them in her door. The remainder of us headed off to the car park at the base of the hill before you head down Glen Coe just opposite the large cairn on the right hand side of the A82.
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