Day 1 – Glasgow – Milngavie
10 miles – The Start
Well we are here and ready to start the walk proper.
We had an event free journey up from Selby. Everything ran to time
and the views from the train in Northumberland were superb.
Weather wise it was glorious until we got off the train at Glasgow.
Anyway, it was only when we got off the train and put our backpacks
on that we realise how flippin' heavy they were. Just to recap, our
plan was to walk from Glasgow to Milngavie, which meant that we had
to carry all our stuff before those nice Sherpa people carry our
stuff the rest of the way.
Glasgow Central Station on arrival
Anyway, we leave Glasgow station in full gear with these bloody
great backpacks on, walking poles the lot into a Saturday afternoon
shopping street. Boy did we get some strange looks! We eventually
Park and set off in the rain on our adventure.
It was fairly uneventful apart from the pain from the backpack until
we got to Maryhill Park. Now call me paranoid but there were
definitely a couple of dodgy folk in there and my walking pole was
primed. Anyway we managed to
safely reach our B and B and very nice it is too.
Leaving Glasgow - 2 miles before Milngavie
Best of all we went to the Cross Keys pub and met up with our
friends from last year, Canada Bruce who was with his daughter
Hillary this year, Karen, Matt, Michael and a new person who of
course were the Young Hostellers. We had a great night catching up
and sinking the odd pint. It was lovely to see them all again and we
were already talking about next year.
Dale is not looking forward to my snoring although I do have my
Snoreeze and I've hidden the Swiss army knife!!!
I've ordered scrambled egg and Scottish smoked salmon for breakfast
tomorrow. Aren’t I good? I'll save my fry up's and pie's for
tomorrow. So night night. It's 19 miles tomorrow so here goes.