Spoke to Dad earlier. The first question I asked "Have you heard any news? Do you know who has died?" The answer was no. He must be the only person in the world not to know that Michael Jackson has died! on a hill! However Dad did say it was a lovely campsite.
He is now camping in a place called Invergarry http://www.scotland.org.uk/guide/Invergarry Weather has been lovely ... but a bit windy this evening. Possibly due to the campsite being up
Today Dad has cycled through Glenfinnan. He stopped off at the monument http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenfinnan which is where Bonnie Prince Charlie gathered together his army. Dad then carried onto into Corpach (or as I thought he said on the phone car park!). Dad didn't go into Fort William. Instead he cycled along the towpath of Caledonian Canal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caledonian_Canal and past the Neptune's Staircase http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune%27s_Staircase which comprises 8 locks. It is the longest staircase lock in Britain. Dad was telling me a tale when he was a teenager he and group of friends had been cycling in the area had hitched a ride on a boat down to Inverness. He is obviously made of tougher stuff now!
At Gairlochy Dad cycled along part of the Great Glen Way through to Laggan A bit of a rough track through the forest and Dad had his second puncture. This time it was on the front wheel so not as tricky to change! The rest of the route was on the A 82 through to Invergarry.
Dad was just about to start cooking up his meal ... cup a soup, meatballs followed by banana and custard!