GRANTOWN ON SPEY OCTOBER 2007.
Stuart and Joan with Rosalind and myself took an Autumn holiday in our caravans using Grantown on Spey as our base. The caravan site was only 5 minutes walk from the town centre which was handy. Apart from getting locked out by the automatic barrier. It should have been re-set the day the clocks went back but somebody forgot to do it, we enjoyed the facilities on the site.
Our first trip out was too Aviemore and a drive up to the Cairngorm for a ride up the mountain on the Funicular Railway. Unfortunately the 80 mph winds prevented it from running so we went back the day after.
The view from the entrance to the car park is rather stunning in the bright weather and there was no use for the vehicle parked up.
|CONTENTS of SITE|
|AIRCRAFT other fliers|
|ARRAN ISLAND HOLIDAY|
|BARBON HILL CLIMB|
|BOATS and BOATING|
|KITE and WINDSURFING|
|LAND and SEASCAPES|
|LAND and SEASCAPES-2|
|LAND and SEASCAPES-3|
|SCOTTISH HOLIDAY 2010|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag2|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag3|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag4|
|S/W IRELAND HOL 2007|
|SUNSETS and SUNRISES|
|SCOTTISH HOL - 2007|
This time we managed a trip up to the top platform and you get good views from the train.
Rosalind braved the cold winds for a look at the views from the viewing platform.
The views are really beautiful and the light changes so quickly.
There was a triathlon on when we were there but due to the cold the swim section was abandoned so after a 15k cycle ride the competitors only!!! had to run up the mountain to the car park finish. This was the leading lady following a male competitor.
Rosalind uses her imagination to be a skier. Its about as near as she will get to doing it.
Two views of the Cairngorm from Aviemore.
In Aviemore we noticed this monument to the local people who had represented the area in the Olympic games.
As we all like wildlife we spent the evening at a viewing hide where Pine Marten and Badgers put in regular appearences, but it's not guaranteed as we found to our cost on our second visit.
More pictures on www.peterbagnall-wildlifeimages.co.uk
As we were close to 'Glenbogle' (Broomhill to the locals) of Monarch of the Glen fame we just had to go and take the steam train to Aviemore and back.
Station house and platform signs.
Our first views of the train arriving from Aviemore.
Reversing back into the station.
Aviemore station and the train coaling up.
Getting ready for the return trip to Glenbogle!!
A long car trip up to Forres was the order of the day but it was with plenty of stops to enjoy the scenery.
Forres town centre monument and two churches.
Carra Bridge in not far from Aviemore and we had a trip there. The old pack horse bridge was spectacular.
A late rose and steam traction engine.
Another trip included Loch Ness on the Eastern side.
The view is of Urquhart Castle across the loch.