From the aspawational Cairngorms to the extrapawdinary highlands.
On rufflection, my second week in Scotland was the most pawfect week ever.
Among the reasons was explawing the fabuwoof Lochs.
Appawently there are over 31,000 in Scotland. Did you know Loch Ness contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined? I don’t like beasties so we left legendary Nessie in peace.
From Glenshee in Perthshire we saw beautiful villages and wild camped in our motorhome in the Queen's View car park above Loch Tummel.
Very impawtent visitors before us included Queen Victoria who thought the pawgeous loch view was named after her (I wonder if anyone dared tell her otherwise!) I cannot describe my happawness at plunging into the water.
The day trippers depawted leaving a few campervans and motorhomes and we chilled out having dinner and playing scrabble. It’s unfur - I’m not allowed near the board as the whoosh of my big tail sends the letters flying!
My next adventure was a gipawmous loch in Perthshire called Loch Ericht, Scotland’s 10th Largest freshwater Loch surrounded by Munros – they are mountains over 3,000 feet.
It was pawring down and our first stop was Dalwhinnie Distillery where they insisted I pose for more pictures. How unpawfessional for a repawter and pawtographer as they know I only drink pawsecco!
I was up for a pawty when we got to the campsite but they insisted on an early night. How pawthetic, they need to build up their stamina!
Next stop was fabuwoof Fortrose surrounded by the Moray Firth on both sides and the hoomans met up with their furiends Karen and David. I was disapawnted they didn’t bring their dog Ralphy – my furvourite furiend.
Serves them right for going dolphin spotting and leaving me behind. As divine pawvidence would have it, the dolphins knew I was miffed and refused to make an appawrance!
Strathglass was calling and we parted ways with Karen and David and headed for the heart of the highlands with its spectacupaw scenery, lochs and mountains.
Our highlight was explawing Glen Affric – one of the most ancient Caledonian pine forests in Scotland and an 11 mile walk around Loch Affric.
It was pawsome – I was in and out of the water all the time to cool down and the hoomans refilled their bottles with fresh highland water. The smells and scenery were magical and we were expawsted and happaw.
Please stay posted fur my next blog.