I’m hoping I’ll be able to walk through the jetty at Glensanda Super Quarry which is the largest granite quarry in Europe or I’ll have a very long detour away from the coast. The site, surrounded by mountains is only accessible by sea so it’s like a world of its own. Visitors are normally driven through the site for safety reasons but when I explained what I was doing the escort vehicle returned with hi viz overalls and a helmet for me to wear so I could walk through, they also gave me two bags of food. “We’re a big employer round here. it’s either the fish farms or working here if you don’t work for the council” one of the men told me. They took a pic of me for their newsletter and with big smiles all round I head up into the open hill towards the bothy at Leacraithnaich that I plan to spend the night in. There’s nobody in when I arrive and I light a candle to cook dinner as the wind rages outside. The wooden sleeping platform is harder, colder but drier than the tent.
Date of walk: 10/12/18