Saturday, 2 June 2012
The 2012 Challenge, Day 6: Through the Lairig Leacach (6)
Well anyway, I wondered if the hotel at Rannoch Station had any rooms tonight. If so, and if I could find out how to flag down the sleeper to get it to stop at Corrour, I figured I could book a hotel room, go and cook myself a meal in the waiting room at Corrour station, catch the train to Rannoch, and then catch a train back in the morning to continue walking. Alas, however, the hotel at Rannoch was fully booked, so that was a non-starter. The warden helpfully pointed out that there were some other tents already set up by the lochside on a spit of land which she called "the peninsula", and I decided that my best bet was to go and join them. They were all fishermen, and they had taken the best large tent pitches; but I had no difficulty finding a nice dry pitch for a tent my size. The rain let up a little while I pitched my tent, but started up again almost immediately after. I didn't feel like the hassle of cooking and washing up, so I just settled down to a supper consisting of a few handfuls of trail mix and some Kendal mint cake, washed down with what remained of my water supply. Then I settled down to sleep.