The weather was fantastic on arrival, woke up at about 0330 on the coach and watched the sun rise. I arrived in Glencoe for about 0930 but got lost. I walked about a mile towards Kinlochleven before turning back to the village. Check out the photos over the loch on arrival. By the time I had pitched the tent and had lunch it was about 1230, and I decided that it was too late to entertain a climb that day.
I decided that I was going to walk up through North Ballachulish up to the Corran Ferry. I walked up to Glencoe, where I found a little tea shop at Tigh-Phuirt overlooking Loch Leven, called Crafts and Things, where I stopped and drank a pot of tea in the sunshine.
I wandered up to Ballachulish and spent a couple of hours walking around the old slate quarries, and around the village itself. I spotted a chip shop that I decided to have dinner at that evening.
I followed the road along Loch Leven to South Ballachulish, but by now it was beginning to get quite late. I stopped briefly to examine the statue to James Stewart, who was allegedly hung wrongly for the Appin murders. I limped over the bridge on my blisters to North Ballachulish, and had a quick look at the chocolate factory there, and also at Beinn a Beithir.
I dragged myself back to the campsite, with heavily blistered feet, which I found strange. This was confounded by the disappearance of the chip shop in Ballachulish which I have still not refound. Got a take away at Viva’s in Glencoe, it was foul! Just as I got back in to the tent a downpour of Swansea proportions started, and persisted throughout the evening.