An early rise to unload and repack the van meant I was ready to roll at 9am….but then the drumming started…Carol and I did a wee bit of playing and I set off about 10.30.
I met up with a friend Anna Green in Inverness, who was cycling LEJOG and was having a rest up day before the last two day push. Good coffee and catch up and then I was back in the van and heading for the Isle of Skye by 12.30
Anna is a Totally Inspiring Woman.
60 years young this year she set herself this challenge and had to deal with a crash 3 days in due to someone’s poor car driving…badly bruised and with sore ribs she carried on.
You go girl xxx
( Edit: Anna successfully completed her journey on July 6th 2015 at 18.20)
It was wet compared to yesterday but a stunning series of vistas nonetheless passing by Loch Ness, ( no sign of Nessie) and up through the Kyle of Lochalsh and then over the sea to Skye.
I landed about 4.30 and met up with Maria Elisa Pelletta who was my local host. We grabbed some coffee and cake, tried to rustle up a few extra peeps from the local campsite and set off to the local primary school which was to be our venue.
We set up a circle for 20 folk and soon they began to arrive…more than 20 meant some readjustments and soon all were in and playing.
A wide range of ages…youngest 2…oldest 54….nevertheless we played some really nice grooves, boomwhacked, did a percussion only circle ( vid below)……sang a lovely version of Fanga and finished with a strong drum energy.
With the van packed ready for tomorrow it was off to stay the night with Maria, her partner Paul and their son Katana.
Chilled evening in an old 55 seater bus converted for living/sleeping. Here I sit typing.
Beautiful Island and I wish I had more time to be here. I’ll be back.
Mileage Today: 155