On Monday the 20th of June we woke early to find the weather looking good for our planned walk in the Cairngorms.
We drove up to the Cairngorm carpark and set out at about 9.45am. We walked up beside the funicular track to the Sheiling
and then on up Coire Cas to the Traverse and up to the Ptarmigan. We then followed the path up to the summit of Cairngorm
where we had a coffee break sheltering behind the weather station.
Cairngorm Summit Weather Station.
We then headed down towards the cliffs of Coire an t Schneachda and Coire an Lochan. It was cool and breezy as
we had lunch. We had a nice walk down before driving over to Loch Morlich where we took a stroll along the beach and let Poppel
have a play in the water.
Got back to town and bought some nice food from the butchers and when we got back to the house we got the BBQ
The next day,Tuesday we decided to take a day off from the Hills and went for a drive. We went along the back
road from Coylumbridge via Boat of Garten and Nethybridge over to Grantown on Spey. We stopped and took Poppel for a short
forest walk before driving onto Forres , Kinross and onto Burghead where we took a long walk along the beach. It was then
onto Nairn for some lunch and another walk along the shore hoping to spot some Dolphins but we were not in luck today. We
drove back to Aviemore via Inverness and Carrbridge where we stopped for a stroll and a look at the old Bridge.
|Beach at Burghead.
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Tonight we took a walk into town to Cafe Mambo for dinner.
Cafe Mambo Aviemore
Wed 22nd June was slightly overcast when we got up but the forecast was for improvement as the
day went on. After breakfast we set of for the Sugar Bowl carpark which is on the road up to Cairngorm. Our aim for today
was Braeriach in what would be a 17 to 18 mile walk. Its a clear path up to the Chalamain Gap and then onto open hillside
down to the site of the old Sinclair Hut at the burn on the Lairig Ghru. We stopped here for a quiet picnic lunch.
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