We chose a lie in today but it didn't happen. A warm tent, sun shining and making it feel like a sauna soon had us awake and once awake you have to go to the loo, don't you.
So we were up at 7.30 and eager for breakfast. For some reason Sheila said she was starving. I don't know how after everything she ate last night.
The days are becoming quite cyclic if thats the term, where the weather can be forecast almost to the minute. The sun shines for about 15 minutes then a breeze arrives and 5 minutes later dark clouds and a spot of rain or a light shower. Then it repeats itself. Generally speaking not a bad day.
Our route today was to head for Old Blair, through the castle grounds and then pick up the footpath along the west bank of the Banvie Burn. Reaching Old Blair we came across a Dutch Couple who were a bit lost and were looking for Glen Tilt. We pointed them in the right direction and then Sheila posed at Minigaig road.
Looking north across grouse moorland cairns can be seen on the escarpment.
I found a small deer antler in the grass which was a surprise as it was so close to the path.
I will post some more photo's when we get back home.
Yesterday we went down Glen Tilt which is supposed to be one of the most lovely glens. Well in our opinion the Banvie is far better. I am so pleased we decided on this route.
As the watershed is reach there are expansive views across to the Cairngorms and there is still small coverings of snow around. We saw a small herd of deer along the skyline of Meall Dubh.
The path splits at the end of the forestry. We turned south and headed down towards the Falls of Bruer. It was here that we had one of only two showers of rain today. Neither long. We met two walkers heading up and these were the only two walkers seen today.
The falls of Bruar are spectacular and well worth a visit if you are ever in this area.
We spent about 3/4 hr here in admiration and then headed down to the House of Bruar. Where we looked, held onto our wallets and headed off smartish.
As we reached the main road a sign said Blair Atholl 3 miles. So i said to Sheila "it will be about 1 hr before we can have some chips". About a mile down the road and another sign said Blair Atholl 4 miles! These Scottish miles take the biscuit.
So here we are now back at base, chips eaten and delicious too, a couple of beers bought for later. Looking forward to tomorrow and a lazy day around the castle and village. Well we can't go home without using our free pass now can we.