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‘Gone Fishing’ —

Well not exactly —

But Loki n I found a lovely spot on Loch Tay to spend an hour or so this afternoon —

We watched a monster fish – I guess either pike or salmon feeding above and below the shallow water on the edge of the reed beds —

Loki was as interested as I was and if I had let him off the lead he might have brought one back to me — 😄

Instead – when my legs had recovered enough – he found a few fallen branches for me to chuck in the loch and he settled for bringing them out 👍

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2022 in out and about

 

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Killin or no Killing —

I often wondered how the township of Killin got it’s name —

A visit to the nearby and previously unknown to me – Finlarig castle at the head of Loch Tay opened my eyes on that score —

A stronghold of Clan Campbell for quite a few centuries – the garrisons of Finglarig castle were never defeated and it even had it’s own beheading pit for the job of decapitating the vanquished enemies —

The ‘good guys’ – or government sympathisers were incarcerated in the mausoleum while the unfortunate headless characters were fed to Clan Campbell’s pigs —

or used as fertiliser on the neighbouring farmland —

The hangman’s tree on the adjacent knoll was also kept busy in the name of order and religion during those turbulent times — the Campbell’s motto – ‘to conquer and remain conquessit’ was well earned 🥺

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2022 in out and about

 

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A Few More on the Road to Kenmore —

Looking down Loch Earn from St Fillan’s —

doesn’t feel so cold when you have a hot cappoccina from the village shop warming your mit’s —

Glen Ogle viaduct looking stark against the snow – I remember passing this way aboard a steam train seventy years ago as a ten years old Boy Scout on my way from Kelso to camp on the Island of Kerrera off Oban —

The train was at walking pace by the time it went over the top —

Does it need a Caption?

No more than this shot does over Killin —

or this one of the Trusty Yeti near Ben Lawers —

The sheep must have been in-by all night to have cleared the snow off that roadside hillock —

I do like this shot – looking down Loch Tay towards Kenmore —

or back west to Killin and beyond —

A bit of sunshine always helps —

For some strange reason the roads were completely clear in places as we approached Kenmore —

But not for long —

and the log fire in the Kenmore Hotel was a welcome background to our second coffee of the day —

Thanks to Helen – our happy snapper for t hihe pics —

while yours truly is already heading off sumwherelse — 😎

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2022 in out and about

 

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Kenmore – the Oldest Hotel in Scotland —

At the gates of Taymouth castle –
Is Kenmore Hotel –
and not only do they provide a warm fire to bring my cold pinkie’s back to life –
But they do a lovely cup of coffee and cheesecake to die for ❤️
While my gloves are warming on the hearth I can spoil myself and also keep an eye on the X-ADV750 parked out front in the brilliant sunshine –
Stopped for a view down Loch Tay on the way here —
 
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Posted by on January 17, 2022 in out and about

 

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South Loch Tay with the X-ADV750 —

The wee road on the south shore of Loch Tay is a bit of a muddy mess half way through winter but the new Michelin Roads 4 did ok there and the supple tyre walls gave a more comfortable main road ride elsewhere than the previous OEM Bridgestone trailies —

Here we are looking north across Loch Tay to a coy Ben Lawers hiding it’s snow cap under a cover of cloud —

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2022 in out and about

 

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