After a late breakfast and a little resupply shopping I met up with Alan. He had brought all the maps and guides that I will need for the rest of the trip. More weight to carry. I also swapped my t-shirts for long-sleeved thermals and picked up some gloves.
We enjoyed a pub lunch and in the afternoon I was able to book some accommodation and deal with some admin.
The Royal Hotel was very accommodating, and a real example of not judging a book from the cover, as the exterior belies what is inside.