Alex, a Chinook door gunner on his last day of leave, Ormsary, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
St Columba’s Cave, said to be where the Irish abbot credited with spreading Christianity in Scotland stopped for a few days on his journey north from Ireland in 563, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
Entrance to St Columba’s Cave, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
The altar in St Columba’s Cave, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
Carved cross, St Columba’s Cave, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
Wall, tree and rock become one, Ellary, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
Track to the Point of Knap, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
Liath Eilein near the Point of Knap, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
Birchwood, Point of Knap, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
The Sound of Jura from the Point of Knap, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
Date of walk: 13/08/18
I’ve had a shocker of a day making one kilometre per hour progress in very challenging terrain and weather. I was putting the tent up in the rain when I had a chat with a man walking along the shore who then came back from his house with beer and eggs.
The following morning I meet Alex again on the road who gives me a welcome pile of fresh food. “No use to me mate, last day of leave, get some scran down you”…..“It’s not true about us Scots!“.
Toasting a gifted bagel in St Columba’s Cave
I can’t fry the bacon on the jetboil (it would melt off the heat transfer fins) so I boiled it instead – still tasted good!
There’s a cave marked on the map somehwere here on the Point of Knap which I’m hoping to find to sleep in.
I found the cave but it’s just as damp as being outside in the rain! Time to look for somewhere for the tent instead.
Camp, Port an t-Salainn, Point of Knap, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
Clothing laid out to dry, firewood (I made the fire below the tideline on the rocks to leave no trace) and water collected.
Happy camper, Port an t-Salainn, Point of Knap, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.
Boiling the black pudding I’d been given.
More gifted food and without a doubt the healthiest thing that’s ever entered my Jetboil!
A lovely set of photos – people can be really kind to walkers – I still remember on the Groats End walk, when miles from anywhere, a lady popped up only to give me a loaf of bread – it tasted heaven!
The cave looks great but you would’nt catch me sleeping there overnight!
You’re right and gifted food tastes the sweetest especially after a stint of dried rations. I would have slept there if the floor wasn’t so wet!
Another cracking bit of walk! Thanks for the video.
glad you enjoyed it