Tornapress B+B on the Black Isle is a lovely place to stay and the folk are so hospitable.

I was deeply touched by their kindness.

The weather for the walk to Contin was absolutely ideal, cool with a light breeze, but not cold – no baking sunshine and no rain. Ideal.

An injury to my right foot picking some fabulous blackberries took the shine off the conditions and by the latter part of my walk I was back to hobbling painfully.


Fortunately my left ankle is no longer hurting as it was last week.

The campsite here is pleasant and a trip to the swanky hotel outside the village for juice for the BlackBerry and er ‘juice’ for me proved a pleasant interlude.