Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Fungi Walk at Dunkeld

This afternoon I had the opportunity to nip across to Dunkeld to go on a fungi walk arranged by the Atholl Estates Ranger Service. Anyone wanting to go was to meet at Cally car park, which is just before Dunkeld, and this is a good place to go if you were wanting to go out walking. Quite a few people turned up and the walk was led by two knowledgeable ladies. Unfortunately with the dry spell we have been having the fungi were a bit scarce. I had an enjoyable time and picked up some hints and tips. There are quite a few fungi walks/forays coming up take a look at this link for all the events.

Friday, 11 September 2009

A Postcard from Cannes

My second postcard this year!! from some lovely guests from France, thank you very much.

Friday, 4 September 2009

The River Ericht

These photos were taken late morning, today, after a day and night of torrential rain. The top three are taken from the bridge in the town centre looking downstream, and the bottom two photos are from the riverside path. Unfortunately with all the rain Blairgowrie and Rattray Highland Games, which were to be held on Sunday have been cancelled. The Braemar Day Celebrations on Saturday are still going ahead, with fancy dress parades, dancing, pipe bands, a climbing wall, etc and at 9.00pm there will be a firework display set to music. There will be a Victorian theme to Braemar Day, so dress up if you wish.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

By the River Tay

A derelict Victorian Greenhouse
Grapes growing in old greenhouse
The River Tay
Fisherman's Boat on River Tay
Old Kinclaven Railway Bridge

Yesterday I had a wander down by the River Tay at a spot called Kinclaven. Many years ago a railway used to pass this spot, unfortunately you can't get onto the bridge, not that I didn't try though! Shame they don't open it up as it would make a superb walk. Also came across a beautiful old Victorian Greenhouse, now sadly past it's best, but I was surprised to see the grapes still growing away in it. I can imagine what it must have been like when it was being used. I really love old Victorian architecture.