On Day 20 of the Jogle, The Jogler and Jogleress bade farewell to a distant Loch Lomond as they left Drymen for Glasgow on the next stage of Steve’s charity walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
The first of two wildlife of the day shots as they passed these grazing Shetland ponies. Then on past Craigillian Loch and down to the end of the West Highland Way.
Steve and Sue then followed the Kelvin walkway following the course of the River Kelvin, crossing the remains of the Antonine wall – the northernmost outpost of Roman occupation and from there down onto the canal leading into the city centre of Glasgow.
Here we find our second wildlife pic of the day – a heron doing a spot of fishing.
The canal lead them past the home of Patrick Thistle’s football ground. Then onto the Glasgow skyline and the churches on the horizon and along the renovated Spiers Wharf, which was built in 1859 to house the Forth & Clyde Navigation Co., and the City of Glasgow grain mill and stores. The Wharf was converted into apartments one hundred and thirty years later.
Now following not only the canal but also the M8 the pair finally trudged into their stop for the night @premierinn to find that they used @Evac_Chair one of Steve’s main sponsors. Fortunately for the Joglers, the emergency stair descent system was not required during their stay. If you’d also like to contribute to Macmillan Cancer Support, Steve’s just giving page is http://bit.ly/2Tzmjwi
Day 21 was a scheduled rest day for the Jogler, so being a wise walker he took himself off to a local podiatrist for a spot of foot maintenance. Thanks to Mary A Heraghty for that. Hopefully Steve can now get to Land’s End without being afflicted with the curse of the blister – again!
It was also the day that the Jogleress departed to leave Steve to Jogle on alone. Before going to rejoin the @NHSuk she of course had to eat her own weight in pizza to refuel after her 2 week stint on the Jogle. I’m sure we’ll catch up with her again later. Goodbye Sue – and I hope you didn’t pinch a trolley!
The stats for Day 20 were as follows:
Mileage: 23.0 Total: 328.33
Steps: 45,023 Total: 681315
Time: 7 hours 24 minutes and 42 seconds