Monday, 31 August 2015

More Scotland

Good evening,

well it's been a bit of a damp day. But it wouldn't be a bank holiday if it wasn't.

After a brisk walk up from Dog falls you get a lovely view over Glen Affric. Slightly damp day then too.

But before you think Scotland was all rain I can assure you it wasn't
The first evening we got there we had a beautiful warm evening. This is Spikey bridge which crosses over the railway lines by Stirling station. Mawgan was disappointed that there was a train station so close to our hotel.
 And just after my wade through the plunge pool, we were glad to be walking in the forest as it gave us a little bit of shelter.
My Graham enjoying the peace and quiet. The rain was to our advantage though, all the local waterfalls (and there are quite a few) were at the absolute best. As you see in my previous post about Plodda Falls.

This is the new metal bridge not far from Dog Falls, the original wooden bridge was swept away earlier in the year when torrential rain caused unprecedented damage to a vast area of Scotland.

The river here is the start point of Dog Falls, I tried to capture the power of the river.

Whilst we were in the area we attempted to grab a few geocaches, not the easiest terrain to navigate. But we managed to get a couple, unfortunately our goal geocache was a little elusive as it involved a very steep hill (mountain in England) and thick heather undergrowth. We are not discouraged though, we'll just have to try again next year. I think Graham will wear his gaitors next time so he doesn't end up with another hitch-hiker ( he picked up a tick).
This is the famous Falkirk Wheel, a truly marvellous bit of engineering. (Note sunshine!) If you can get to Falkirk to see this in action then do it is completely worth it. I was amazed at how quiet it was when it began turning. They also do canal trips so visitors can experience it first-hand. We grabbed 4 geocaches while we were here and also a delicious ice-cream.

Back soon
Buffy x


Tracey said...

Lovely photos and sounds like you had a smashing time. Tracey x

Lesley said...

brilliant pictures - the Falkirk Wheel looks very interesting - finding some of the Geocaches can be challenging - I'm rubbish at finding them but Joe is good as were Samantha and Ash - hopefully see you soon - Lesley x

Jackie said...

Beautiful photographs. I used to be a Derby Dabler :o)
Jackie xx

Annie said...

beautiful photos of Scotland and in the sunshine too! thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment.
hugs, annie x

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