Day 13 - Zero Day at Ft. Williams

Date: 9/19/2016 

Location: Fort WilliamsZero Day 

Weather: Cloudy

Temperature: 54°F 

Lodging: Myrtle Bank B&B 

GPS Location: 56°4846” N and 5°711” W 

Highlights: The town of Fort Williams, The West Highland Way Museum  

Summary of the Day:  

I got up at 7:00 this morning to get ready for a zero day and to meet Hawk and Little Pony for breakfast at 7:30.After we finished, I hit the streets and started my day of looking around. Today was a great day on several levels. First, it was a day off and a day of touring a town and every little shop in it. The one thing that I really like doing is walking through all the shops and looking at their items for sale and spending time talking with the shop keepers. I learn so much about the town and their way of life. One example happened this evening as I was walking through a small shop and got to talking with a woman working there. We spokeabout the Beatles and how much my grandson liked their music even after so many years of them being gone when she said that years ago she was in a small pub in Liverpool and saw them play. She said that it seemed like yesterday. There are so many things to see in towns that get missed by the tourist that come through because they only see the big obvious things and don't wander down the little streets and the little out of the way shops.

Later in the morning I met up with Hawk walking down the street and we went to lunch together before he met up with Little Pony so they could go see the West Highland Way museum. I had seen it earlier this morning and spent almost two hours there. It was great. The day just flew by, but I saw just about everything here and it wasn't long before it was time to find a place for dinner. Hawk and Little Pony wanted to go to a restaurant that didn't have anything I wanted so I ventured off on my own. I found a nice little restaurant, the Mureno restaurant above the Ben Nevis Bar. It overlooked the loch and I saw the sailboats out in the water. The food was great and plentiful. When I finished I thought about the rocky road sundae for desert, but I resisted and headed back to my room as it was getting dark, cold and was misting a little.

When I got back I started to get things organized to move out tomorrow as a new trail begins. I will leave here around 9:00 in the morning on the Great Glen Way for the next week. I just hope that the farther North that I go that I can be as lucky as the last 12 days and only get a little rain, but it will be what it's going to be and that's just part of the adventure.  So let's let the journey continue… 

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