Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sisters Trip - Plan B

Rather shell-shocked from our retreat from Mull we had a slower start to the day than anticipated but still made it up to Glenfinglas to walk around the woodland and enjoy 'peak bluebell':

We also made a reservation for Monday night in Pitlochry and had a plan to catch-up with the original tour thereafter.

We've hesitated to visit Pitlochry before, now we know we'll go again.   On arrival we headed for the car park for Ben-y-Vrackie, which we proceeded to ascend together.   There's a lochlan around halfway up distance wise, and it was reflecting one of the few clouds on another cracking day:

The same lochlan from nearer the summit:

We all reached the top of this hill, albeit Helen and i last to do so.  It was worth it, only from the top can you see the Cairngorms to the North:

That night we dined in town and i was chuffed to bits to hear the approach and then passage of a drum and pipe band and even happier they were playing my favourite, The Green Hills of Tyrol:

Things were back on track.  Tuesday morning we drove to Arisaig, just short of our stop in Morar, taking in some of the landscape on the way:

Arisaig is the home of the so called 'silver sands' and another scorcher of a day proved the name to be spot on:

Eigg and Rhum can be seen from the beaches:

We dropped Alison, Jenny and Kate off for a four-mile walk to our hotel while we explored Arisaig proper, Loch Morar and the coastline further North.

This house has a good view:

And this is Morar beach at low tide:

This is the same beach at high tide with a setting sun:

Stunning.   Though by now midge season was well and truly getting under way.   Time to beat a hasty retreat to the bar!


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