Bob and Ellinor at Allander Guest house in Milngavie had been very friendly and welcoming - as had every single one of our bnb, pub, hotel, and guesthouse hosts - and our rest day there was most welcome after 150 miles of Great Glen Way and West Highland Way in ten consecutive days.
A good hearty full Scottish breakfast was served by Elli - porridge, black pud, haggis, the full monty - and we set off for Glasgow at 9.45. A special mention also for Elli who did all our washing, including my nuclear socks!!
So, a walk alongside the very busy Glasgow Road, straight through the bustling city centre, across the river, then along the tow path for a few miles. Then we picked up the Hamilton Road and followed a further ten miles of boring road walking until we finally hit Hamilton at 6.45.
Two marginally redeeming features of the plod - for me - were passing Partick Thistle F.C. and also Shawfield Greyhound Stadium. Then, near the end we passed the ground of the legendary Hamilton Academicals F.C. Not a lot to shout about, but it was such a come down from The Highlands.
On the way, though, we did meet John and Glynis. They started ten days before us, but are also walking John O'Groats to Lands End, though they are taking a more meandering route through England - taking in a few more long distance paths, whereas we are heading for the River Severn in Shropshire.