On a weekend when England was beating Bangladesh at Lords, the Bulls were beating the Stormers at the new rugby ground in Soweto, and Andy Murray was progressing through the French Open rounds I was trudging alongside the River Avon and up Glen Builg through the Eastern Cairngorms from Tomintoul to Braemar.
It was the annual church adventure weekend away and Amy, Daniel and I left Dundee at 6:30am to meet the rest of the crowd in Braemar. Continuing on into the bleak wilds of the Cairngorms we arrived in Tomintoul, the highest town in the UK.
I walked (17 miles) and cycled (11 miles) on Saturday and then returned to Dundee in the evening. The rest of the group continued on to Pitlochry and then to Dundee on the Monday. It was good to get out and meet people from the church that I had not yet met. Everyone has an interesting story. Here is a picture of the group at lunch. Can you spot the person with three hands? Two heads? A hand but no arm?