Sunday, March 22

"Blue door" riverside walk, Edzell.

River North Esk, HDR.

So we finally managed to get out to Edzell and do a little geocaching along the "Blue door" riverside walk, which runs beside the river North Esk. Bad weather had stopped the trip earlier due to the snow but today it was fine, starting out very sunny but as we left the van cloud came over, light was poor for photography. Its a great little place lots of rapids, popular with canoeists I see, as well as salmon fishing. Lots of remnants of a bygone age, old walls, bridges, a tower and of course a small cluster of geocaches to be found. 

The walk is easy going about 2 miles down to a place called the Rocks of Solitude, which is a wonderful enough name to entice anyone out here, undulating paths but nothing too taxing. I was told about this place a few years ago but the directions were all a bit sketchy. Red squirrels can be found here and we did see one crossing the road as we sat in the van. I must come out here with a film camera some time and do some serious photography.

Went into Edzell for a look around, quaint little village with a tea shop, dare say it could be quite popular in the summer.

Next trip off to the Lake district at Easter and looking forward to the break and yet more geocaching, hope to visit some high caches.

One thing I learnt this week, our motorhome appears on google earth's street level images.

Sunday, March 15

Mither Tap, hill walk.

Climbing the Mither Tap was the first bit of real exertive exercise I’v had since well before Christmas and it was quite telling, had been looking forward to this for a few weeks now but weather had not been on my side. Last summer we climbed Craigshannoch at the start of the break then Oxen Craig ( the highest on the Bennachie range ) and Craig Watch at the end
I am currently planning a couple of trips, a small geocaching trip to Edzell at the weekend then a longer one probably to the Lake district for the easter, where we look forward to more hill walking and of course more geocache finds.