We started our walk to Ben Mheadhoin at Coire Cas carpark. After 8.5 hours and a total of almost 2,700 meters of ascending and descending we came back, tired but exhilarated by the magnificient views and great company!
|After our first ascent|
|Descent to Loch Avon|
|I'm looking quite tired already after a very steep descent!|
|Fascinating rocks and tors|
|The landscape looked quite surreal!|
|Beautiful rock textures|
|Finally at the top of Ben Mheadhoin|
|The lightest person was able to ski down on his boots from the smallest patch of snow|
After a good night sleep in the hostel Woodlands, I decided not to tag along for another hike, but instead go for a bike ride on my own. I started at the carpark along the river Spey in Aviemore and followed the Speyside Way through Boat of Garten, had a lunch break at Loch Garten and then cycled back. A total distance of 37 km. My blisters were fine, but at the end of the day my buttocks were the problem.
I finished a perfect weekend with a well-deserved soft ice cream in the village, aahh....Life's good!!
|Sculpture in forest|
|The Speyside Way meanders through beautiful moorland|
|Me an my bike|
|Woman and horse enjoying a summer's day|
|Boat of Garten station|
|Tranquility at Loch Garten|
|Lunchbreak on the banks of Loch Garten|
|Path through Abernethy Nature Reserve|
|Views towards Cairngorm Mountains|