Today is quite a short walking day: only 13km. Before we begin, we have coffee and read the newspaper in Fort Augustus. We look at our map. We have two choices. Either we can take a low-level route through the forests to Invermoriston, or we can take a higher-level route. We choose the higher-level one. In the forest, we find lots of mushrooms. Some are edible and some are not.
Soon, we leave the forest and are walking across the hillsides with Loch Ness below us. Some people believe that Loch Ness has a monster in it. Today, we can’t see any monsters! Six rivers fill Loch Ness. Loch Ness is 37 kilometers long and 230 meters deep in places. The volume of water in it is greater than all the water in all the reservoirs in England and Wales.
We are enjoying the weather while we admire Loch Ness. It is a perfect day for walking: dry and a little cold.
After five or six kilometres, we stop and make tea. There are special, sheltered places on the hillside for this.
When we come into Invermoriston, the first thing we look at is the old bridge. It was built by Thomas Telford, the same man who built the Caledonian Canal.