This time we got good weather, but there was another event
going on so we only had two explorers: Benjamin and Thomas
Powell, with Ann and Pamela helping.
We started out from Langal and moved up the road, looking
at the boulder clay and an ancient building at the side of
the road. At the top of the road we examined the bridge where
an old witch was said to grab unmarried boys, but our two
explorers found no sign of her, even under the bridge.
Crossing the fence we came to the old bank dyke which runs
down from the hill above the Poor's House to the shore of
Loch Shiel and followed it for some distance. Then we crossed
the hill and climbed into the woods to the top point where
we rested at the Fish Rock (because I think it looks like
a lumpfish). Here we had our biscuits and Benjamin apparently
swallowed a loose tooth, he had it when he arrived but not
when he left.
Coming down the hill on the south side we stopped at some
big old pines where we saw some wood wasp holes and the boys
discovered a mass of feathers where a bird of prey had recently
been feeding. We rejoined the bank dyke and followed it down
to the Low Road.
Coming back along the Low Road we counted all the funerary
cairns. This time we got 86 - last time it was 88!John Dye