20.1 miles – a wylie breeze, flitting clouds, dancing sunshine
It rained all night, but kindly stopped as I awoke; the clean-washed world sparkled in the sunshine.
I followed the Clyde Walkway all day, mostly with the bonnie Clyde to my right. Although my map showed that there was civilisation all around, I saw little of it; a couple of houses were the only representatives of the whole of Motherwell. Often the river was obscured behind sweeping woodland; at other times Bonnie Clyde and I went side-by-side, with cows and sheep looking askance at the lone walker.
The days before Glasgow had been exhausting after too few miles. Having sought advice, the answer came back clearly: Eat more, especially protein. And so i did. I love carbs and vegetables – baked potato and cabbage is my favorite – and I’m not used to having lots of eggs and meat; however, i consumed it out of desperation, and as I managed better yesterday and today, I think the advice may be sound.
As I left Lanark to find a camping pitch, I saw distant hills in the evening sunlight, and longed to be there. I shall soon.
27 June 2022 at 04:54
Your pictures are lovely Tobes.
Another source of protein might be to carry some peanuts, cashew nuts or almonds or sunflower seeds to snack on while you walk. Chickpeas are also very high in protein if you want to reduce your meat/egg intake. X Cecy
1 July 2022 at 07:36
Here here, Cecy. Some ‘trail mix’ in your pocket to snack on as you go might be the way forward.