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Monday, 1 August 2011

Photos from the road (A939) between Grantown and Tomintoul

Continuing our excursions in the Scottish Highlands we went to Tomintoul from Inverness today. The weather was mixed with some showers, the occasional shaft of sunlight and some spectacular clouds over the Cairngorms. All of the shots were taken on the road (A939) from Grantown-on-Spey to Tomintoul. This road is famously the first every year to be shut by snow, especially on the section from Tomintoul southwards to Cock Bridge.

 Landscape with red motorbike

 A trio from Lynbreck

Path through the hills
 Snow gates@The Bridge of Brown

1 comment:

Luc Charlier said...

Jim, rather than spending hours in the endless contemplation of an empty glass of Tomintoul (a modern-style Speyside, rather on the soft side if you ask me), I spent some time visiting nearby Ballindalloch Castle, with a lovely tall tower on the corner of it. Well, at least the park, I find the interiors mostly pretty much the same and the fees are expensive (be they privately owned or part of the National Trust). It is now a property of some Mc Pherson or another (therefore, “il tient la route”) but used to be Clan Gordon’s.