Monday, December 21, 2009

A Few Days in Kenmore

Last week we had another three nights in Kenmore, Perthshire. We arrived about 3:30 & rather than check in took the dogs for a short walk along Loch Tay. The sun was setting & very picturesque, the camera makes it took darker than it was.
Kenmore bridge over the River Tay
The next day we headed to Black Rock where you get good views down onto Kenmore, the white houses nearest are where we are staying
We had hoped for more snow but just the tops which have it
We are walking on easy forest tracks on Drummond Hill
Now that's a big tree, Andy thinking that would keep us in firewood all winter
Crag posing with a mucky tongue
We cross the road near Taymouth Castle and follow this tree lined avenue back.
Maxwells Temple
Looking at the bridge from the other side
Down the Loch with snow on Ben Lawers in the distance
As we still had some time before dark we then followed the other bank of the River Tay, some freshly cut logs
Again nice flat & wide paths
Bess enjoying a dip in the river
This bench is carved out of wood at The Kenmore Hotel
Our camera isn't great at taking night pictures, but everywhere is nice & Christmassy
The next day we set off for the other side of Loch Tay, more snow has fallen on the tops overnight
Believe it or not this phonebox still has a phone in it!
Kenmore reflecting in the Loch
At the highest point of the walk there was a tiny bit on snow on the path
Ben Lawers catching a little sun
A panorama of the view
Looking down on where we are staying
A bridge over Acharn Burn
The falls of Acharn
Not a sign we are familiar with in The Lakes
The lower falls, we have been lucky with very little rain, but then the falls aren't as good.
Then a walk down a track back to the road, Crag unsurprisingly has a stick
A snow shower passes over the Loch
The crannog centre
Despite the cold, Bess still gets into the Loch
We had a lovely couple of days & walks & were very lucky with the weather.

1 comment:

JUD said...

I love England- and you sure show a wide view of it! Not so great with that 'white stuff', but that bench at the Kenwood- very cool!