Slept well. After breakfast, the hotel owners’ son offered to drive my kit to my digs for the night, about 17 miles away. Very, very kind! It was at least a 34 mile round trip. I had a long chat with a gamekeeper called Alistair who worked on a local estate. He told me a little about the local wildlife and said that the salmon normally start running in early June. Alistair identified the bird I had spotted making that funny noise on Rubha Moor a couple of days previously as a Snipe. I spent the rest of the day walking along the A832 up to a height of around 1,500 ft. Plenty of waves from passing cars and a couple of people stopped to make donations. ‘An Teallach’ look impressive with its dusting of snow. Along the way I saw a red squirrel, a young mountain goat and a golden eagle! Before I reached the A835 I visited the Corrieshalloch Gorge. It has a viewing bridge suspended hundreds of feet above the river gorge through which the Abhainn Droma river flows in a succession of rapids and waterfalls towards Loch Broom. Spectacular. Eventually I reached the junction with the A835 which is the main road to Ullapool, just as it started to rain. The traffic travels in pulses along here in synch with the ferries arriving and departing at Ullapool. The traffic died down after the last ferry of the day and the road was virtually deserted. After a couple of miles and with 10 miles left ‘on the clock’ to Ullapool, I arrived at the lovely ‘Braemore Square Country House’ B&B, run by Eddie and Wendy Hughes.