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We reached this confluence point on hiking-day #69 on our leg from Dornoch to Helmsdale. The total hike was 72 days and 2466 km on foot starting in Zurich, Switzerland. A summary of the trip can be found here
The confluence is located 4 km north of Golspie. When we came through this little coastal town, I had a desire to give this confluence point a visit. But this would have added another 8 km on our anyway long hiking day (40 km). So I did take an unusual step and took a taxi (cab) to the confluence point, starting at the central Café Bothy in Golspie. An elderly taxi driver took me within 400 m to the confluence, where he parked and waited for me while I was running down the river to take the pictures of the confluence point.
Ten minutes later I was back – unfortunately with wet shoes. Another 10 minutes later I was back on the hike. At
Dunrobin Castle, I caught up with my hiking companion Elionora.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 400 m
- Time to reach the CP from the Golspie: 20 minutes
- Time at the CP: 11:19 AM
- Measured height: 118 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 2 m
- Topography: hilly – at the bottom of a valley
- Vegetation: high grass
- Weather: rainy and overcast, 11° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Wet Valley Taxi Hike Confluence
The story finishes here.