First snow in the Cairngorns

From the campsite we headed back through to the A9 then headed North. As we arrived at the ‘Welcome to the Highlands’ sign the highlands welcomed us with freezing rain.

A good run up despite the rain, Dalwhinnie Castle beckoned (Monarch of the Glen tv series) but Iain ‘missed’ the turn off, nothing to do with not wanting to walk round the loch in the rain though. As it was 40 miles to the next junction we let that one go for another visit.

We stopped at Aviemore for coffee and cake, Iain’s heart had a work out when it cost Β£8 for 2 coffees and 2 cakes! Absolutely freezing walking around and the first snow of the season had been settling an hour before we got there. Not east to park the camper in the village so we didn’t longer too long in case we got a ticket.

We moved on past Inverness to the Black Isle and found a caravan site right on the beach at Rosemarkie. We are surprised at how many campervans are on site, very popular probably because you can park up less that 20 ft from the sea. Its blowing a gale and the van is rockin’ going to be a blustery night me thinks. The area is meant to be brilliant for dolphin watching so we have binoculars at the ready. If not we can always watch the planes from the Nato exercises as most of the jets from Joint Warrior are flying from Lossiemouth which is just across the estuary from us.

So that’s us tucked up for the night and ticking off another of the weather forecast names of ‘Cromarty’ – fingers crossed it isn’t a weather warning tick πŸ™‚

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2 thoughts on “First snow in the Cairngorns

  1. Ah the delightful drizzle and dampness of Scotland. Tis why I love the place so much. … not!!!!! Hope you both ok. Xxx


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