27th to 29th June 2003 - Corpach
A damp, midgey Friday night saw only a few campers turn up at Camaghael.
Richard was already camped, having had a huge and very wet day doing
Grahams around Glenfinnan. Unfortunately, his day had been such that
Sophie was limping badly and as a result, the two of them had to go home
on Saturday morning. With not even the mildest puff of a breeze, the
midges were out and attacking, so once we'd pitched our tents, we raced
off to the pub to escape the dreaded scourge.
Saturday morning was damp and drizzly with clag sitting at around
100 metres - oh joy! Anne and Iain were the only two who headed for the
hills, doing the Grey Corries, including Stob Ban and Sgurr Choinnich Mor.
I don't think they saw too much, but hat's off to them for effort! The rest
of us decided on a low level walk to Neptune's Staircase, then on up about
8 miles of the Caledonian Canal to Gairlochy where we walked as far as the
point where the Canal spills into Loch Lochy - even in the dreich, a
particularly scenic spot. After that it was tea and buns with a bit of
shopping thrown in in Fort William.
Saturday evening turned out to be glorious, and we had some new
arrivals - Jon and Jo and Tim Clancey.
Perhaps as a reward for our perserverance in sticking it out through
midge raids and foul weather, Sunday was glorious. Owen, the two Tims and
Margaret went off to Glenfinnan to climb Streap, Jon and Jo went cycling,
I climbed a Corbett, Geal Charn at the head of Loch Arkaig and Anne had
plans for "something in Glencoe".