Three Days on the Snow Roads
Walking bags with waterproof gear. It is the Scottish Highlands after all.
Boots and camping chairs.
We even managed to get a bottle of local Caroun gin in there with loads of space left to pick up some local delicacies on the road.
Fridge stocked. Low fat yoghurts to go with the clotted cream and caramel logs. Life is about balance 🙂
Our Collie, Jack offered to come along to guard the fridge.
The snow roads start (or end) in Grantown on Spey. A lovely Victorian planned town which has managed to retain loads of local shops.
World famous Walkers Shortbread has a shop in the town. You can buy some shortbread to take home (it probably won’t last that long though). They also sell the most magnificent filled rolls. We bought some for lunch….
…….and we sat and ate them in the Town Square.
It’s really nice here
…..and then we set off on our wee road trip
The Cock Bridge to Tomintoul road is open. No snow. It’s July!
Off we go.
We took pictures of sheep on the road…
…and signs warning of sheep on the road…
……and signs warning of ……………….WTF?!
We had fun at the 3 installations at laybys along the way.
We even had our chips on one of the installations.
We took a moment to behold….
In fact we took many moments to behold………
We did lots of beholding……
In fact, beholding is very easy when you are surrounded by gorgeousness.
We visited the bike trails
…….but realised we hadn’t taken our bikes. So we just had cup of coffee and a chat to the nice owner.
We spent the night in Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands. Nice places to eat and a great whisky shop.
The bowling club car park.
A bargain at £7 a night -0ur kind of place.
We did some silly stuff
…….and behaved like kids when we passed the Cock Bridge Sign.
We grabbed a picnic (it has to be from a deli by Royal appointment when you are in Ballater of course).
A right royal wander along this wee river.
Well if the cake’s good enough for Her Majesty!
Has Doug caught sight of Kate, Wullie and the bairns across the river?
We walked 5 Munros
and took loads of pictures
to make everyone on social media think we are sporty active outdoor types…..
when really what we liked best …….. was getting back to the van
For some grub
……..a few drams
And a good laugh!
We were sorry it had to end.
How will you spend your time on the snow roads?