This time Tommy's walking the West Highland Way, the first official long-distance footpath in Scotland. Leaving Glasgow with a weighty pack on his back and rain falling upon his head, he treks into the Scottish countryside, often doused with Highlands showers, climbing mountains, camping by Lochs, and rising to the challenges a solo traveler must confront.
Along the way, Tommy experiences Scottish food (haggis...), enjoys the company of his fellow trekkers, and many a refreshing ale at historic inns.
Tommy details all the experiences - the high times and the hard times - to ensure the reader feels they are walking with him (legs aching, sweat trickling down his back, seeking shelter from the storm) as he explores Scotland.
Packed full of pertinent, often philosophical observations and told with Ray's trademark dry, understated wit, Footprints Along the West Highland Way is a treat for anyone who enjoys an engaging travelogue.