Sunday, 5 April 2009

Heading for the hills

We met up with Morag, Jenny and Ria on Saturday for an uphill walk. We are planning to do Ben Rinnes, which is the highest point in the local area, but need a bit of practice at lower level first. I, for one, am not as fit as I'd like to be. I'd rather not be huffing and puffing my way up Ben Rinnes.

Ben Aigan was our destination but we encountered a diversion and ended up doing a slightly different top. The weather was not great, big change from the day before, and this affected our view from the top. Mostly we saw trees.

I did take photos but not many, not ideal weather for it. We only had seven dogs with us this time, unlike our Cullen Bin walk. The hill is popular with mountain bikers and we saw a few but otherwise had the place to ourselves.

Despite the weather, it was a good walk and a much needed work out for the legs.

I'm sure I don't need to tell you that we ended up at a tearoom. Cake?! As if.


Jana had a bit of excitement when a grouse was flushed at the top

There was lots of talking


Arran was very proud of his stick


A bit of a view at the top



Heading back to the car



Morag's new pup, Gigha. She's too small to join us on walks just now but she enjoyed checking out the pine cones and twigs in the car park







Ria's hot chocolate.......with The Works!


Ok, so we did have cake, but it surely couldn't be bad for us......it had raw carrot with it!

7 comments:

GoldenSamantha said...

Scotland! How marvellous! Love the pictures of your hike and what gorgeous views! Thanks for the great post and wonderful photos!
xo Licks,
Sammie

Amber and Nala said...

OMG....I LOVE carrot cake and of course it is healthy for you. ;) That is exciting that Jana saw a grouse. It looks like a very fun day and the little pup is adorable. :)

Amber & Nala

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That looks a great place for a hike and it sounds like you all had a lovely day.

Hot chocolate and cake...yum!

Jenny said...

Jasper pug had the ultimate workout! Sleeping all day long then awoke to a doggy bag of carrot cake! It's a pugs life!xx

Kitty said...

The little puppy is almost too cute! Hot chocolate and cake is the best way to end a walk :)

Kimberly said...

WOW... EVERYTHING ABOUT THOSE PICTURES WAS ABSOLUTELY GREAT.... THE GERMAN SHEPHARDS ARE BEAUTIFUL... WHAT KIND OF PUPPY WAS THAT? Sooo adorable... and CARROT CAKE... I LOVE CARROT CAKE.. HAHA! Have a great day - thanks for sharing the pictures ;)

Mogs said...

Awh Arran and his stick! Cute! Carrot cake was good, but good old Jasper pug, oh what a dogs life! Photos have come out well considering the weather. x