Monday, 9 May 2011

East to West

We’ve left the long swathes of sandy beaches of the East coast behind and have made our way over to the West.  We’ve swapped sand and dunes for lochs, glens, mountains and forests.  On our way across we stopped at Loch Garton and went to the ospEast to West 014rey hide which is now so posh!  It was Sunday and was heaving with visitors all keen (me included) to see the famous ospreys Odin and Ejay oEast to West 011n their nest. 

On the way to Aviemore, which was bigger and busier than I remembered,  we passed a lovely old bridge at a place called ……… Carrbridge!

During the afternoon we wanted to sit and listen to the Istanbul Grand Prix but reception of any description has been poor.  John improved the radio reception – not pretty but it worked!

The scenery around the area of Loch Ruthven is stunning and we saw some amazing birds – Slavonian Grebes and Red Throated Divers – very special.

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                                                                                Forestry is big business but when large areas of forest are felled it looks catastrophic.

We drove along part of the Caledonian Canal.  B.W. are busy working up here too.  A cruiser wanted to go through a swing bridge – just a wee bit bigger than the swing bridges we’re used to on the southern canals.  What a scene that would be – a flotilla of narrow boats cruising from Inverness to Fort William!!  Would it be possible?  It looked like the sea out there today………..East to West 037East to West 044

Anyway, we are currently parked up at the Camping & Caravanning Clubsite at Glencoe.  There are more other campervans and caravans here than we have so far seen but it’s still fairly quiet.  This is the view from our window tonight -

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The weather is not as good as it has been – we’ve been getting quite a bit of the wet stuff but up here things can change about every 20 minutes!  At least there are no midges as yet!!

1 comment:

  1. All looks very lovely and very familiar! Keep having a lovely time!!!