Lets be honest, after yesterdays walk, I could not move and I was very worried i had injured my left leg. This morning I was able to walk but my quads were very sore - I wasn't out of the game yet.
After a nice breakfast of eggs, toast and smoked salmon, I headed up the road to the Speyside Cooperage to see how acorns are turned into oak casks. It was all very interesting to see the process, learn about the 4 year apprenticeship, other cooperages around the world, and the history of this cooperage.
Having to walk up and down stairs was not easy during the tour but todays walk was relatively flat and so I decided to see what i could do by walking the 1 mile back to the Speyside Way and go from there.
I headed south along an old railway bed, along the river where there were lots of highland cows and sheep grazing in the fields; i was doing well but I had no energy.
At about the 5 mile mark i came into Aberlour and took a break on a bench by the river and watched some fly fisherman. I went to get up and i couldn't as my quads were so sore and weak I could not lift myself up; I know I was done for the day and that walking another 7 miles, if I could, would make tomorrow even more uncomfortable.
I decided to treat myself to a nice lunch and then call the taxi afterwards. we arranged to meet at the town square in 30 minutes and soon we were off to my hotel.
I am hoping tomorrow my legs will be better, we shall see.