My last trip to the Highlands is fading into the past, but I still have lots of photos I haven’t shared, (and plenty I’m not going to, either!), so here is another little slice of heaven…
Driving back from Plodda Falls (see the waterfall post here, if you haven’t already – and if not, why not?), we passed a number of picture-worthy places.
This one is, as far as I can tell, a hunting lodge, part way down the track to the falls. Who wouldn’t love to stay here?
Just look at these perfect reflections…
I couldn’t choose between these, so at the risk of boring you, here’s the last one
Then there is this little gem
SO, onto the nearby village, Tomich, where there are monuments to Lord Tweedmouth, who owned the estate in the 1880s, built the first viewing bridge over the falls, and was also – amazing and unexpected fact – the man who originated the GOLDEN RETRIEVER dog breed!
Now I’ve owned and bred Golden Retrievers, but this was a revelation to me first time we took the even longer path past the falls and came across the sadly burned out and long deserted shell of the family mansion. There are information plaques down there. telling all about how he developed the breed.
Back in Tomich, there is also this awesome drinking trough, just beside the road.
Grand, isn’t it?
We drove down one more glen that day, and I’ll post those pics soon.
I thought I’d leave you with another piece of Scottish tradition, taken outside the sumptuous shopping outlet, Brodie Countryfare, where I stopped for a wee bit of Christmas shopping.
Marcia, this one is for you – sorry I couldn’t find a younger model, but you did just say ‘men in kilts’ not specifically ‘hunks in kilts’…