But I have been very busy doing other stuff as well!
So here’s a quick round up.
David and I went for a quick stroll around Altyre.
Tried to show him a track I’ve used before, but not for some time. I lost it.
I went back again in the snow and did a different route.
I did NOT slip on the frozen snow, just before taking this photograph
Broken in the storms
Frozen Blair’s Loch
Frosty oak leaves
The little blog to the right of the tree trunk in the centre of the photograph is a red squirrel. Trust me.
The site of the old curling rink has been cleared, the folly on the right
A different view of the folly
…what I was interested by
The old and the new estate fencing
Ha! Yes, they were shooting, but luckily I’d change my mind about my route before I came across them, going the way I should have been coming!
And I used my micro spikes!
The pond, not frozen
The swans, ready to make their new home
Really liked that tree
Light on a nice tree
A view (after I took the path I’d intended to take with David…)
Fab bark on a silver birch
Remaining autumn fruit
Dava Way, nearly at the Dallas Dhu distilliary
Looking up through the branches to the blue sky
I’ve also walked home from Forres a couple of times by my alternative route (instead of the cycle path all the way)
A pointless gate
The pointless gate fastened with barbed wire?!
Part of the Chapleton flood alleviation scheme
More of the flood alleviation scheme
And then the weather got horrible and the camera went away
I do not know…
…I found half a ski with a wooden block screwed onto it
Looking south along the Dava Way
And there’s been walking with Laura!!
We did my Loch Romach circuit, with a bit of snow.
It was a grey day over the Moray Firth
Somewhere over there is Ben Wyvis
Slightly snowy track, but we didn’t resort to micro spikes
Laura catching me up
Some people really are that stupid
The frozen loch
Through the trees towards the other end of the loch
And then we returned to the Revack Estate for a short walk, coffee but no cake!
The view from the viewpoint
We found this unusual method of harvest…
By these people
And that is about it really. Obviously, no complete write ups, but that’s because none of the walks were new.