02 May 2013

In Search Of A Wee Dram!

33A pose on the path from Pitlochry to Killiecrankie, 10 mile round trip but not too hard.

It was either go to the show at WELKS or a trip to bonny Scotland, guess what won.  So last Friday off we trotted up the A68 expecting rain, winds and snow as is normal in Scotland.  We did get a good hailstorm while passing through Edinburgh but once across the Forth Bridge out came the sun and a nice drive up to Pitlochry.  Stayed at Milton of Fonab site which is on the banks of the river Tummel just a short walk from Loch Faskally Hydro-Electic Dam and Fish Ladder.  Also easy walk into Pitlochry.  Clean site with good facilities.


As the sign says The Smallest Distillery in Scotland.  You can walk up from Pitlochry through Black Spout woods and there's a couple of tots at the end of the walk.


Oh dear, no dogs allowed in the distillery so had to wait outside.  Opal was looking forward to a wee nip.  But as we had been here a number of times at least the walk was good for man and beast. 


And here we have Eileen doing her Bungie Jump off the Glengarry Bridge above the river Garry and close to Soldiers Leap, in Eileen's dreams. Though  some brave folk about doing the jump for a hospital.


So after Pitlochry we stopped off on the way home for a night at Yellowcraig Caravan Club site at North Berwick, just a couple of hundred yards from the beach, just look at that blue sky.  As you can see loads of room for dogs to have a good romp in the sand.  The large rock in the distance is Bass Rock home to thousands of Gannets and other sea birds which are now just arriving to nest.
So where to next a dog show or ???????      The Makems

Thank you Derek looks like you had dry weather and lots of fun on your break to Scotland. How my dogs would love the chance to romp on a deserted beach. I could not jump off that bridge I would pass out with nerves just waiting to jump! I love the way you captured the dogs on the footpath, another great Makem photo!


Lynne Sankey said...

Great Photo's

Mark Walshaw said...

Great photos Derek & what sounds a lovely trip. Glad you are all well :-)