Sunday, 2 September 2007

Glen Ey

Two of us tabbed it in from Inverey yesterday evening. Passing a pile of people leaving the Braemar gathering. With such a heavy polis presence, there must have been a high proportion of troublemakers there. I certainly saw some people breaking the laws of fashion - the small kilt and laced 'Mel Gibson' shirt just doesn't go together! But no police officer made a move to arrest these folk. Bypassing the usual forays to kit shop and hungry highlander and last civilised WC, we drove on. And then walked on. The wind forced us to backtrack to find a pitch in a shieling that was more like a hill fort at NO1084. Brew, dinner, chat, chocs and shortbread. Tab out on Sunday, then off to the Mar Lodge open day.
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Outside Braemar
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Hiking out
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Glen Ey
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Red sky at night
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West end of Glen Ey
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Toward the Ey Burn bridge
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Campsite
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Camping in the sheiling
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Substantial walls
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Bombproofing.
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Resting in my tent.
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Whilst hikers trek by below.
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the view of the shieling from the track.
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Snapping away with new camera
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Sunshine on the Cairngorms
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Deserted buildings
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The track out
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Mar Lodge

4 comments:

George Griffin said...

Looks a nice pitch :-)

AktoMan said...

Wit til the big photos go up, George. It was so good, that the midges found shelter inside the tents as it was so windy outside. Ideal way to bomb-proof the tents - pitch inside a sturdy stone-walled shieling.

Simon said...

It's nice out there isn't it. I remember doing an afternoon walk along Allt Connie, to Carn Bhac, and thinking how camping friendly the area looked. And you got to do it, you lucky so-and-so.

AktoMan said...

*g
And 'local' too. No climbing, just a night out.