DAY OFF – Sunday 3rd November

Breakfast with Holly & Simon, church and lunch with Marc & Sue Bridson, then Katy & Peter Ferguson for the evening and night!

Inverness

After a leisurely start with Holly & Simon over breakfast we took Holly’s recommendation and went along to Culloden-Balloch Baptist Church

We didn’t mention the Battle… 16th April 1746, which lasted an hour, but caused many Jacobite casualties, to very few of the British forces. It was the end of the Jacobite uprising, and apparently the last pitched battle (planned, not a chance encounter…) fought on British soil. This I’m sure did not enamour the Highlanders to the British….

We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed their service, it’s amazing to go all over the country, meeting Christians each week, being so warmly welcomed and feeling at home. Great to have Sue & Marc with us too, then on to lunch at Velocity, a social enterprise Cafe, encouraging people to get outside on their bikes – another of Holly’s good recommendations.

Marc & Sue headed home through Glencoe – we have converted them to the beautiful Highlands, and we spent a relaxing afternoon with Peter, then Katy after her days jaunt up Sron a Corrie Garbh, one of our favourite mountains.

This is where John was on the Great Glen Way and couldn’t photograph as he had no camera – very handy!

Katy and I (Fiona) did our teacher training in Outdoor Pursuits together in Leeds a long time ago, so good to catch up on the past few years and their amazing adventures.

Lovely meal at Sheilin Tor with Katy and Peter

One of Katy’s adventures – a 16 day relay, climbing all 130 of the 1,000 metre Munroes in one go … temping!

Maybe this is the next challenge… see Katy on the bottom right picture!

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