Well it was a really fine weekend. First surprise was that we were traveling in a Grand Voyager. Comfort for all six passengers. The above pic was taken at the summit of Glenshee not far from the Ski Centre. The weather to pretty awful at the time this was taken – very cold and very windy. But this was not our final destination!
We eventually arrived at a cottage in GlenIsla which was to be our home for the next three nights. Its the white on then photo below
There was no mobile phone coverage at this location and the telephone in the telephone box in the picture was not actually working. So this was a real chance to get away from it all!!!! No phone’s no emails, no text message – real bliss.
We were able walk a bit!
The following photos provide the proof of this!!!!
Some of the scenery was very picturesque. On our second walk we saw a lake which was completely isolated from the public paths and roads etc…. This is one of my favorite photos taken at this spot.
The girls had organised a special treat for the boys – the picture below says it all I think. It was really great fun. There must be a caption for this picture somewhere 😉
On the Saturday we went over the hill to Pitlochery where we met with some old friends. It was really nice to meet them again and renew acquaintances.
This sky was captured on our return journey to the cottage for another evening meal and peaceful night.
Our last excursion was to travel to Loch Tay where we enjoyed some beautiful scenery as shown in the photos below!
Here are the boys,
and here are the girls who managed to do a fantastic job by planning this special weekend right down to the last detail.
This was an outstanding weekend with only one exception. On our last night at the cottage one of our party took ill and had to be taken by ambulance to Accident and Emergency at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. After suffering severe abdominal pains it was necessary to contact NHS 24 – that was not very easy because the nearby telephone box phone was not working and it was necessary to travel by car about 2.5 miles to get to a point where the mobile signal was reliable. He is now recovering in hospital. This ending took the edge off what was otherwise a perfect weekend. Here is a photo of the ambulance.
I will be publishing more photos from the weekend once I get a chance to sort through the many photos taken.
So what will the boys be arranging for next year??? We will have to be doing some serious planning to equal this years trip.
Well done girls.
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