We were not deterred by our failed attempt to ski yesterday and went back again today with high hopes. Most of the snow disappeared overnight but Glenshee has snow machines so the beginner slopes were open and we got to ski! One advantage of not much snow is it was quieter. I have been there… Continue reading Skiing at Glenshee
“Let’s go skiing, it’ll be fun”
We tried to go skiing at Glenshee today. I had us booked in for an 8:45am lesson because I'm a moron and was thinking it would be packed and we should get there early plus there was nothing else until the afternoon which seemed too late. The early start combined with my usual anxiety of… Continue reading “Let’s go skiing, it’ll be fun”
Ballochie Suspension Bridge, Braemar, Glenshee, and snow
I took these photos today of the magnificent Ballochie Suspension Bridge which is just outside Braemar. It was built in 1924 and spans the River Dee. I always admire it when we drive past, not just for the bridge itself which is beautiful in its own right but also for the setting - the forests,… Continue reading Ballochie Suspension Bridge, Braemar, Glenshee, and snow
We are back from our fabulous glamping weekend at Ecocamp Glenshee. It's about 2.5 hours by car south of Aberdeen through the Cairngorms. The drive was wonderful and part of it is along the highest road in the UK. Ecocamp Glenshee is wonderful for families as it's safe and they have animals - llamas, chickens,… Continue reading Ecocamp Glenshee
On top of the world
We're in Braemar for the weekend but were unable to get any accommodation because the Braemar Gathering is on and so we decided to book a 1974 VW campervan and take our own accommodation. It has been a bit of a disaster so far. I had a lot of problems shifting gears. I learnt… Continue reading On top of the world
Santa, reindeer, and snow!
I got my Christmas present early today in the form of snow! No, it's not snowing in Ballater but we drove to the village of Braemar - a gorgeous, gorgeous place - and then up to the ski field at Glenshee. It was only about 30 minutes away by car but I was driving and so… Continue reading Santa, reindeer, and snow!