We decided to call this post Day 0 because, although it was our first day of walking, today’s stretch is not part of the official West Highland Way (WHW) route. So tomorrow will be the official Day 1.
Most people make their way from Glasgow to Milngavie by car or train, but we decided to walk it—about 18 km—because one of the guidebooks had mentioned that option and the fact that it was quite a nice walk, mostly through parks. It was indeed a nice, albeit muddy, walk. The first half wasn’t bad, but on the second half we had to contend with several very muddy stretches. Thank goodness for walking poles!
We’ve been in Scotland 3.5 days now. Last Thursday morning we both arrived within 45 minutes of each other, Roy from Vancouver, me from Amsterdam. We’ve spent our time sightseeing Glasgow, starting Thursday afternoon with a walk along the Clyde river to the Transportation museum to help Roy cope with his jet lag. Friday we toured the City Chambers and Cathedral, followed by a walking tour of Glasgow on Saturday to learn more about the work of the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries. These activities combined with a few pub visits pretty much filled our days.