Weather not as good as forecast but was keen to continue checking out crags for next winter and will never forget the gale force winds that forced retreat when skiing to the Tolmount. Once again the winds were blowing but this time cycled up to Loch Callater, which I found really easy so maybe gaining some fitness!
Once off the bike under foot conditions were wet and little sign of other visitors and no sign of crag or the loch, but pressed on and than a corner was turned and there it was…the Lochan which was in deed “inky2, a similar colour that comes from the ink cap mushrooms.
Jog down to the bike and along the west side of Loch Callater. Now I know why I had gone up hill with such ease, and was not fitness, the wind was strong and coming from due west forcing constant peddling to get the bike down the hill. Stopped at the Lodge and jogged gently up past the grouse butts to Creag Phadruig and the Loch.
Rain started as I got back to the bike and returned to van.