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Voted “daughter most willing to endure miles of walking in the rain”, Pamela joined her mother on a sojourn in Scotland in May 2010. With only brief stays in the two major cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, the majority of the trip was spent wandering the countryside via the West Highland Way. The West Highland Way is a 95 mile path that begins in Milgavie, a village on the outskirts of Glasgow. The trail traverses picturesque farmland, skirts the edge of Loch Lomond, then winds its way through the highlands to Fort Williams, a bustling town at the base of Ben Nevis. With villages and roadside inns conveniently spaced a (long) days walk apart, the path is thick with walking enthusiasts. The well trodden path is easy to follow for folks who strike out on their own, although many folks sign on for tour packages that include the services of a certified guide along with accommodations and baggage transfer. For this trip, the logistics were coordinated by the tour company Macs Adventure, and the multinational group of intrepid trekkers (two lovely English ladies, a Aussie couple from Brisbane, a college student from Colorado and a couple from Portland, Oregon . . . oh, and a mother-daughter team from the U.S.) was kept in line and on track by Ian Stephenson, a very capable and most entertaining mountain guide.

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