Headed out to Over Pawhope bothy again with Gill on Friday night, we spent a braw evening in front of the fire, few beers and a snooze on the couch before we hit the sack.
The plan for Saturday was to drive to Durisdeer, ditch the car and cycle up to Kettleton Byre before making our way up to Burlywhag bothy, unfortunately on our way up to Burlywhag a thick fog dropped down on us and I had stopped the GPX file half a mile short of the bothy meaning we had no way of knowing it's exact location and we were wandering aimlessly around trying to find it. We were both wet and cold so we had to make the call to bail back to the car via the road, Gill was spent and there was no way she would have made it back to Kettleton again. We stopped at some old ruined buildings on the way back down the hill to cook some bacon rolls and a couple of cups of tea, this rejuvenated us and we were ready to head off again, it still took us a couple of hours to get back though, the road made for easy cycling however the previous few miles had really taken their toll and the weather was garbage so progress was slow.
Absolutely gutted to get home and find out how close we were to it, what makes it worse is that it shows the bothy on Dave Barters garmin map but I never thought to check until I got home. I won't settle until I track this bothy down and sleep in it!! Despite the disappointment we still had plenty of fun (type 2 at times), I love that my misses likes to come bothying with me, most woman I know wouldn't even entertain the idea!
Currently sitting still wide awake at 03:30 am after a large Costa to survive the drive home!