Last night when we arrived at our accommodations in the little Scottish village of Drymen, I realized we had a problem. I’d booked a single room rather than a double. No, you can’t sleep on the floor. Or pitch your tent in the back. Uh oh.
Luckily, we found a rather basic house around the corner with a room free. I was kind of relishing having to go find a hidden spot to camp but I must admit it was nice to have somewhere warm to spend the night, since I’m approaching this walk “as a vacation”.
Scotland is known for its wet weather. Yesterday was so warm and dry I second guessed if I’d even landed in the right country. Not to worry, today I awoke to rain and chill air.
A stiff climb up Conic Hill into the clouds reminded me why I love walking in Scotland so much. The harder the wind blows and the more the rain soaks you, the more rewarding the views.
The reward didn’t end at the top of the hill. When we arrived at our bunkhouse for the night, the owner excitedly informed us that she was upgrading us to a private room! What luck.