An easy day today as I ambled down Glen Lui then Glen Dee to Braemar. The weather behaved it's self remaining dry until I got to the SYHA....perfect.
|Early morning sun on the tent at Derry Lodge, another box ticked. I've been this way many times before but never camped...I have now. :-)
|Bob Scotts bothy, this place always feels special to me. Emma Warbrick and Fred Campbell were just about to leave, we walked and chatted together down Glen Lui.
|Emma and Freddie near Bob Scotts
|Me near Bob Scotts, taken by Freddie...his fee must have been the £1 I found in the grass, which he thought must have been his?!
|This is the track to Claybokie from Glen Lui, very pleasent through here.
|A couple of mugs of tea were very welcome at Mar Lodge. I think it's Jayme in the photo.
(Please correct me if I'm wrong!)
|Inside the Great Hall at Mar Lodge, some folk find this macabre. I only found it fascinating, I hope that doesn't offend anyone.
|Mar Lodge...we're very good at this type of thing, us Brits!
|I walked on the road for a while, before testing my navigation in the dense pine plantation which leads to the Morrone Birkwood...it was worth it though!
|Braemar..and civilisation, a day early!
|My home for the next 2 nights Braemar SYHA. The warden's here are some of the best I've encountered.