Thursday, April 17, 2008
Photos from my break... with narrative
On the way up to Blairgowrie... we stopped off at Loch Leven to walk Pippin. The water was pretty still and mirrorlike... reflecting the overcast sky. Beautiful.
One of the obsessions of the week was creating Mario and friends with Hama Beads > the whole family got into the act at various times... which was nice. Mario was one of mine.
On the Tuesday we headed down to the Sensation Science Centre in Dundee. Its a great place... with a number of wonderful hands-on exhibits. Good fun!
We managed a quick wander at the shops... which was nice. The public space at the shops has vastly improved since I last was there. I love the Desperate Dan sculpture, for example.
On the Wednesday we headed over to Loch of the Lowes to see the Osprey. There is an Osprey nest in this pic although this is what the close up camera shows:
It was an awesome sight to see the Osprey who, btw, laid her 50th egg later that week. The reintroduction of the Osprey has been a fantastic success.
After seeing the Osprey... Olly, Dayna and I walked from the Loch to Dunkeld. A nice wee leisurely walk in my new wellies. Yay!
Dunkeld is a lovely place - appealing for many reasons... including fab blue cheese quiche and no mobile phone coverage.
The Cathedral in Dunkeld is beautiful and peaceful.
On Thursday, we toured Forfar... visiting Restenth Priory. The main highlight was finding Kookaburras... a fab Australian themed restaurant on the A923:
Food was good... and the ambience was fab. Would have preferred some Aussie pop music like Men at Work but otherwise... it was great. Olly visited it when her band spent the day around Forfar and it was a great recommendation... thanks Olly!
All in... it was a good break.