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Monday Morning Madness

26th July 2010

Monday Morning Madness blog post

With a hearty breakfast and a packed lunch it was time to leave our Satellite camp home and embark upon completing the Great Glen Way.

It was a teary and emotional departure with an empassioned closing ceremony led by our camp chief Uncle Kenny. We owe a huge thanks to all our satellite camp staff who cooked us soup, glamorously displayed our lost property (Lindsay and Karen) and unblocked our portaloos (Jimmy and his stick).

With cloudy skies above our tents were rapidly dismantled, we broke our own record for striking our mess tent (with the help of Richard) in under 3 minutes flat!

It took a wee bit of jiggery-pokery but after numerous attempts and only a little brute force we eventually packed both the bus and the Volvo with kit and people and set off for our Great Glen start point. The drive cross country was very drizzly but the clouds parted as we reached our destination.

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Taking advantage of a small weather window we managed to complete our section of the Way in good time, before the heavens opened as we flopped down and enfolded ourselves in the luxurious comfort of the Great Glen Hostel with all-mod-cons including running water and flushing toilets. 

Author: Colin Lamont

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