I felt I needed to keep my feet firmly on the ground today so we decided to walk into Inverness. It didn’t take long going down the paths rather than beside the roads. Our first stop was Boots to get sore throat cures for me and an ankle support for someone who pulled his Achilles Tendon evading an approaching car then aggravated it standing on a moving paver. We watched One Man Band busker and surveyed the throngs in Eastgate Shopping Centre. Alex found a café that made good coffee (harder to find than you might think) and I enjoyed sitting. On a level surface. Still.
Walking back home took much longer. I wanted to walk back along the canal and since I seem to have no sense of direction just now it seemed the wise thing to do to follow Alex’s lead. I walked and he limped for ages then realized that we needed to change direction. We went through some very sad looking Council Houses which had a nice big grassed are and Playground on its edge. Next to that was the Canal but a steep bank was between the two and there was no track up to the Canal path so we walked along parallel past an excellent collection of Allotments. The “track” that we eventually took up to the canal was very slippery and steep, I didn’t think we were going to make it but we did, probably with a lot more damage to Alex’s tendon. There were a couple of people fishing on the canal which was nice to see and plenty of people walking, enjoying the sunshine. We were hot! When we reached the Muirton Lock there was a lot of activity with the fluoro vest brigade so we knew a boat was going to come through but we ran out of patience before anything did. We arrived back at the house where Mark and Lena were sitting outside enjoying the sun, when we’d left there was so much mist we couldn’t even see the Kessock Bridge. What a change.
Tomorrow we’re going to get another rental car and see where it takes us.