This morning I drove the sixty miles from Kinross to Killin. It was a wonderful run. The beauty of the UK but it’s mountainous regions in particular is that every five miles the view changes, not only the panorama but the ambience as well. I passed several places that were worth a good look. I could happily spend the rest of my life exploring the hidden corners of Scotland.
It snowed quite hard on the drive up from Gleneagles but then out popped the sun and all was well with the world. I had a near miss with a dustbin lorry………sorry Environmental Vehicle, whatever they are, they empty folks bins. I was following it and all of a sudden he slammed his brakes on and reversed onto a farm track. I was just CD changing at the time and lighting a fag and driving. good job I can multi-task. Good job I’ve had the brakes done. The truck is going like a dream sixty miles an hour up hill and down glen. I am a convert to posh diesel. It costs more but is more economical. I’m getting about 28 mpg as opposed to 23mpg on cheap……hark at me!….we don’t have cheap fuel. We do have fuel that is up to ten pence a litre cheaper than the dear stuff.
I got parked up and had a fifteen minute wander into town. We were lucky we only suffered a couple of soakings. I purchased a map. Our Ordnance Survey maps are printed on both sides and, as always seems to be the case, I am right on the edge. I will have to get a cheapo printer and download the bits I want. Save turning acres of paper this way and the other…………….Bet you think I didn’t get any pictures? I did!
The Falls of Dochert and….I hope Ben Lawer. I spent an hour here but only got two snaps I was happy with. They are more like rapids than a waterfall but they are wonderful. I’m here for a week this time so will hump a tripod and the filters to try and get them in all their glory.
Looking upstream. These are HDR but with the water replaced. I have found another advantage of CS6 you can load TIFF files into the RAW converter. It is wonderful……these aren’t because I had a senior moment and edited them with my sunglasses on. I went into the supermarket a couple of weeks ago and complained that it seemed a bit dark. The young lass was very restrained and politely pointed out that I was wearing shades. I must try harder to be sensible.
A Wriggly Tin Church…..It is……No. I daren’t try and spell it…..okay here goes…Killin Episcopalian Church and all are welcome it says on the sign. Google sorted it for me…..I have faith I have faith in spill chucker. I really like wriggly tin buildings.
I’m away to get tea started, I was given a rainbow trout the size of half a salmon yesterday. I took a fillet off one side for Carol and the rest is mine.
I’ll look at my new map now and plan a wander for tomorrow………….Have fun.