I know I've said this before but it's amazing that after almost 16 years we haven't been everywhere there is to go on this tiny island.
Today I put on my thermal base layer clothing under my outdoor clothes and went for an 8 mile walk via Hough , Moss, Heylipol , Island House and back to Cornaigmore. I wanted to find out how the thermal clothing would work - whether I would sweat too much if the temperature was too high, for instance. In fact it felt very comfortable and I'm sure I'll feel the benefit when I'm in Nepal on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Today I also wore my backpack and carried what I expect to be carrying when actually on the trek.
The fundraising for Sense Scotland is going well. Day 2, almost 7 pm, and £220 has been donated. Tomorrow I'll get the sponsorship sheets out to shops. Hopefully they'll agree to keep them visible for a couple of weeks. Tiree people are very generous and I'm sure they'll respond to the appeal. The other thing I have to do is write a little piece for An Tirisdeach. Maybe the editor will be kind enough to run it.
Another week of intensive walking with a bit of hill walking lies in front of me. If you see me say hello.
Please support my efforts to raise funds for SenseScotland.org.uk when I trek to Everest Base Camp in April 2009. Visit my site - www.tiree.blogspot.com - for details or donate online right now at http://www.justgiving.com/gordonEBC Thank you!
Jim Murdoch's fantastic photographs of Tiree can be found at www.tireeimages.com