Saturday, 8 March 2014

Scotland Journey Pt 3 - Kinross to Fort William

This will be another short blogpost as we just travelled from Kinross up to Fort William where we will stay just north off for the rest of the week.
Another miserably wet morning to set off to Fort William in.The first stop was going to be Loch Tay so after an hour up the A9 and through Aberfeldy we arrived in Kenmore.
The rain had eased off a little and there was still snow on the hills.
The river into Loch Tay was still flooded but had gone down in recent days.
A handy pocket of seeds helped get the attention of the local mallards & hybrids.
With the rain constant it was not a great day for birding but I counted 11 Common Buzzards on our trip north.This one was seen near Ben Lawers.
We arrived next in Killin hoping to pop into the converted watermill that now opens as a thrift shop.Unfortunately though it was now closed at weekends so I took a couple of photos of The Falls Of Dochart that runs directly through the centre of the village.
The rains continued as we headed west through Crianlarich, stopping at Tyndrum for lunch before taking the road towards Glencoe.
Not long past Bridge Of Orchy I spotted a group of 6 Red Deer amongst the trees in the glen.This was the only one I managed to get a clear shot of.
As we approached Glencoe the snow became ever closer.
 In the famous Glencoe.
A waterfall in Glencoe.
The rain finally stopped as we arrived at Fort William where we fought with the locals for our shopping for the week.
30 minutes from Fort William we arrived at our cabin on a farm near Roybridge.The locals in the field next to our garden were there to greet us:)
The ducks on the pond outside our garden.
The farm also houses a pair of pygmy goats, chickens, 2 horses including a gorgeous Clydesdale & 3 dogs all of whom are mental;)
You will probably get photos of more of these during the week.

So not a lot of excitement from today but the real holiday starts tomorrow:) and even though nothing is planned for Sunday we could end up down a glen or up a mountain.

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