Friday, 6 June 2014
The 2014 Challenge, day 7: Double, double toil and trouble (5)
East of the Dubh Lochan, the path is well made and well drained. Somebody has clearly put a lot of work into making - and maintaining - drainage cuts on both sides, and it was a pleasure to walk down through An Lairig. After a bit, I encountered the ultimate wheelbarrow with attitude (pictured): with a petrol engine and caterpillar tracks, it was clearly intended for working in rough terrain such as here, and was presumably part of the gear which enabled the drainage cuts to be kept in such good condition. I admired it, and wished that I had something like it to assist with our paddocks (which are pretty much pure clay soil, and the ground conditions can be challenging - to say the least - at the end of the winter).