Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Ladykirk to Newtonmore

A long day in Polly, but the first eight parcels have been delivered. This meant a rather devious route via Dalwhinnie, Spean Bridge, Gairlochy and Fort Augustus. 

Tha day started well with Humphrey's excellent waffles with bacon and raspberries, and lashings of maple syrup. 

Humphrey and Mary's garden was seething with birds. The lawn was blanketed with goldfinches and pigeons, and their feeders were hosting parties of sparrows, nuthatches, tits and chaffinches. Messrs robin and blackbird, meanwhile, were applying more effort to guarding their territories than to filling their stomachs. 

The weather stayed surprisingly dryish, so luckily the brolly (hidden under the pile of parcels) wasn't required.

Though it was mainly cloudy, sunglasses were deployed all day and the summits of Ben Nevis, pictured above from the commando memorial, and Creag Meagaidh were clearly visible below the cloud base.

Sent from Newtonmore, reached today without the encumbrance of the thirty year old Citroën 2CV that slowed down yesterday's journey


Anonymous said...

Delivery much appreciated Martin.

Alistair Pooler said...

Many thanks Martin :-) See you in Newtonmore next week.