Monday, 27 October 2014

A trip to Loch Rannoch













We had a mini autumn break recently at Loch Rannoch, which is in the middle of nowhere (the road only went a few miles further than where we stayed) and therefore awesomely relaxing.  We went with Tam's mum, aunt and uncle, and of course Parsnip.  On the way up we stopped off at Aberfeldy and popped into this great print shop I found last time.  Tam and I bought each other a mini sketch pad and I snaffled one of those cool leaflets for my display board.  

After finally arriving at the cottage, the knitting came out and the fire went on.  This pretty much set the tone for most nights that week, aside from the Thursday when we all went to The Enchanted Forest in the rain.  I like to think the weather added to the 'Elemental' theme they had going on though...  The next day Tam and I went off to use his Christmas present from last year - a trip on the Highland Safari.  We went on the Mountain Safari and it was way more fun than I was expecting.  We even saw some deer!  Two tribes!  (Packs?  Families?  Um...)  And the dram of whisky 2500 feet up didn't hurt either.  Obviously my camera wasn't quite up to capturing the wildlife (hence the giant arrow...) but the binoculars did a much better job.

There was much dog walking done too of course, which Parsnip was very excited about.  We had a great walk in the Black Woods (a name that didn't endear me to it right away, funnily enough, but the peacefulness soon won me round) and completely tired Parsnip out with a game of 'fetch the stick'.  One time he even dived into the bushes and came out with a completely different stick, which he looked so pleased about I couldn't help doubling over with laughter.  He's a hoot.  We got on better with the selfies this time too - Parsnip is turning into an excellent photography subject!

:)

16 comments:

  1. I heartily endorse this post :)

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    1. Yay! I think it's time for our next holiday ;)

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  2. Oh, I love your photos. Looks like a great break. I really must visit Scotland one day - can hardly believe I've never been.

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    1. Oh you definitely have to come then!

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  3. Look at that rainbow! How fabulous.

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  4. I laughed at the deer photo - love it! I'm a wee bit jealous of all the adventuring around Scotland you two have been getting up to, too.

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    1. Haha seemed worth pointing out ;) I think we're at the end of exploring season, although I really fancy going to Cromarty for the film festival...

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  5. sounds like a lovely trip. I love that top photo - so cute - and the enchanted forest looks ace!

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    1. It was a great trip, the forest was so pretty :)

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  6. Your Parsnip is almost the double of his Canadian cousin (who is asleep in his dog bed as I type)!

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    1. Haha cool! There were two mini ones where I used to live and I loved seeing them out on walks, such pretty dogs :)

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  7. These photographs are amazing, it looks like a lovely few days.

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    1. Thanks, I want to go back for more peace and quiet!

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  8. Fantastic photos! I really want to go to that Enchanted Forest some time...

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    1. It was pretty but super busy, maybe go towards the end of season!

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