Monday, 13 June 2011

Uncharacteristically Quiet!

We’ve had really poor reception for everything – phone, internet and radio!  Something to do with being surrounded by mountains!

So, where are we and what have we been up to?

Dornock, Cromerty and Rosemarkie – all really nice little places on the East coast.  The last two are on the southern shore of the Moray Firth famous for it’s dolphins.  Unfortunately we didn’t see any dolphins but, to be honest, we didn’t really invest enough time or effort.

Inverness – we went in to purchase a new camera.  John has been practising with it ever since and assures me his photographic skills are improving!

Glen Affric – we did a bit of a detour to visit this beautiful glen and I am so glad that we did.  We did several different walks through the lovely nativeNew camra 2 002 woodlands.  In the past we have not been impressed walking in pine forests as we have found them to be dark and lifeless.  THIS forest, however, is absolutely breath-taking – Derek, you would love it.  It’s light, full of bird song and there is such a variety of truly magnificent trees.  The dippers in the burn were a bonus!  It has done what it said ‘on the tin’!  It has left an indelible mark on my memory and ‘fed my soul’.  Unfortunately all my cares have not ‘flown off with the eagles’!!

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Loch Garten/Cairngorms – we made our way back to this area and spent time watching (and John photographing with ‘our’ new camera) ospreys and red squirrels.    



Today we have driven South to the Trossachs and are just north of Callender.  We have a walk in mind to do near Loch Lomond first thing tomorrow and then we want to get back on the road with the intention of getting past Glasgow.  We are well and truly on our way ‘home’.

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