Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

5 and 6 October 2019 - More photos from our Newtonmore Trip

 
Belatedly - here are some more pictures from our weekend in Newtonmore, starting with the view from Room 26, now being refurbished, on Saturday morning.
 
My original posting is here.
 
We started with the Aviemore parkrun. Here is Gayle, on a recce.
 
 
Posing before the start.
 
 
Posing at the finish. Sue is just about in shot!
 
 
Preparing for the assault on Cruben Beag.
 
 
There wasn't a path, though we met a chap, 'cjo', who was nearing the end of an anticlockwise circuit around this ring of hills. Good views.
 
 
 
A deer fence looked as if it would present a tricky obstacle, until we found a crossing place where it had blown down.
 
 
A fine little summit - Cruben Beag, 590 metres.
 
 
 
Here's the route - 4.3 km, 350 metres ascent, taking 2 hours including breaks.
 
 
'Touch Not The Cat But a Glove', say the Macphersons, whose 'cairn' is situated beside the road back to Newtonmore.
 
 
 
 
Sunday (original posting here) was forecast to be dire weather, so we went for an 8 km run to Kingussie and back with Mick and Gayle.
 
 
A visit to the Highland Folk Museum followed.
 
 
 
 
The next picture shows the interior of the C18th building shown in the picture below it.
 
 
 
Here's part of the 18th Century township.
 
 
 
This pond was apparently used for curling, back in the 1700s.
 
 
At the other end of the large museum site, a number of buildings etc transport the visitors into a 1930s environment.
 
 
 
 
This is the 'best' side of this old car, an Austin Seven?, so it needs a fair amount of restoration.
 
 
As does this Fordson tractor...
 
 
 
Enough said - this museum is full of 'work in progress', but the restoration projects have already borne fruit, and they are continuing apace. Well done to all concerned.
 

I'm not sure whether this bike, very like one I used to have, is an employee's or an exhibit!
 
 
Well, that's it from this trip - click on any of the pictures for better resolution and access to a slideshow.

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