Home From Home – Day 11

We’ve been discussing it for days. I have said I don’t want to do that walk again. I remember how hard it was last time – especially the climb at the end. I make it very clear that I don’t want it.

We do the walk. 17.5 kilometres passing Loch na Sealga and Gleann Chaorachain. What lovely names! The walk is hard. And all the time I’m waiting for that difficult climb.

It never comes. There is no difficult climb at the end. Where did it go?

We realise that last time we did that walk in reverse, so that today’s scramble down the steep hill in the morning was our evening climb ten years ago. What a relief!

The never-far-away midges make an appearance this evening, but the fish and chips in a pub restaurant in Ullapool are excellent, as are the potato soup and apple crumble. So now I can add another tick – of the inanimate variety.

Eat shortbread  √
Drink cider  √
Eat ploughman’s lunch in pub  X
Eat fish and chips  √
Eat salt and vinegar crisps  √
Eat scones with jam and cream  X
If summer, feel rain  √
Buy underwear in M&S  X


By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

2 replies on “Home From Home – Day 11”

Hi Miriam,

Pop down for tea with me in London. It’s not far from Scotland.

Thanks for the link on your blog – I’ve been checking out the writers adn got lost for a few hours in Debi Alper’s blog, clicking on all her links…Been checking out the others as well. Hope you are well. Have fun hiking. I can always buy you underwear in M&S and bring it over – get the fish and chips in while you can. My husband calls it Marks and Spensive. xx

Hi Emma – nice to meet you. My trip continues to London. Maybe next time I’m there I’ll meet more of my online friends. This time, I met one – Cathy – on day 18. Marks and Spensive … I like that 🙂

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