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Travel Blogs from Grantown-on-Spey
... up super early and left for our flight home. Naomi and Tim’s train was a little later so they stayed for a few more hours.
All in all it was an excellent holiday, where I learnt to snowboard and realised that the tap water in London is foul. (Scottish water is pure and wonderful tasting).
Oooh and also I forgot to say that Mark went on a mini shopping spree and bought two jumpers. Wooly ones. Full of scottish sheepie wool.
... and rain soaked. The speed limit was 60mph and people were going far faster. John stuck to a nice 40 mph (it was still faster than I preferred).
Loch Ness is beautiful, even in the cold rain. We didn't see any monsters but Johnny did a good impression. It took us about three hours to make it down the length of the lake because we made frequent stops to either look at the views or wait out the rain or let people pass. If it wasn't so rainy we would ...
Day two 22-01-13 Balliter - Aviemore – Tomintoul
After a massive storm with rain blasting down all night I expected to waken up to a total white out this morning but sadly it was not to be. Looking out the window from the B&B the whole town of Balliter was just about underwater.
By the time I left it was almost 10 am and the rain had stopped and the weather was looking better ahead.
I headed out of town and took the ...
... I have never been along this road before but as it was raining I decided to keep going. I did however stop for one photo and that was at a old ruin of some small old house or something like that and even took shelter in it for a while to hide from a massive downpour of hail.
Onwards I head passed Tummel Bridge and along towards Pitlockry. It sure has been many years since I last put foot in this town and from what i see on my passing it still looks as good as ...
... over and we were able to get some very nice photos of the high canyon walls. It reminded me of some of the walls of the fjords in Norway. To make the setting even more special, there was a Scottish Bagpiper playing for the full effect.
The colors of this area were absolutely stunning. You had the Heather that was partially in bloom and provided a dark pink color to contrast the many shades of green. In addition, there was the purple fireweed ...