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Natural Connections

Modern life in Scotland is increasingly busy. The connections our ancestors had with nature and the land are being lost. As leisure time shrinks, or is filled with hi-tech experiences, opportunities to experience nature become fewer. And yet it is possible to connect with nature on a day to day basis. All around us, the great web of life continues to hold its shape, and nature continues its eternal cycles. Keep looking, listening, smelling, touching - and keep experiencing natural connections.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Treated myself to a "Big Day" in Aviemore today. Here are the photos:

The start of the day

The Funicular

A sudden snowstorm

Looking south to the corries

Looking north to Glen More

The path down from Corrie Cas

The river at the Hayfield

The beach at Loch Morlich

Looking east to the Kincardine hills

The Cairngorm Club Footbridge (at last)

Looking north to Whitewell

A burnt out Lairig Ghru Cottage

I wonder if this is the last I will see of it

The end of the day...

Some impressions of the Aviemore area in January:
(1) Its empty! Not another soul on the Corrie Cas path and only four other people during a two-hour walk through Rothiemurchus.
(2) Its tidy! Paths perfectly maintained. Not a scrap of litter. Fallen branches cleared away. Excellent new boardwalks.
(3) Its quiet! Just a few strangulated Red Grouse calls and a few squeaks and choops from the treetops (a Coal Tit along Aviemore High Street was the only singer all day).


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