1 EAGLETON NOTES: A Day Out in The Trossachs

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Thursday, 20 June 2013

A Day Out in The Trossachs


It's a long time since I ventured into the Trossachs: the mountains, lochs and glens in the area shown in the map.  So today I set out from Callander where I'm staying with old friends North through the Pass of Leny from Kilmahog to Lochearnhead and then down Loch Earn to St Fillans.  I returned to Kilmahog and drove West to Loch Katrine and then South over the Duke's Pass to Aberfoyle and thence via the Port of Menteith to Callander.  The weather was indifferent: warmish, still, dull and fairly humid and pretty good for midges but pretty poor for photography.

With no landscape photos I concentrated on some photos of the SS Sir Walter Scott on Loch Katrine.  




After that I had a walk with Sandie and her 1 year old granddaughter around Callander where I managed a photo across the river.  


Back at the family's art gallery the Galleria Luti  I was fortunate to get a few of the best Jackdaw photos I've achieved.



Across the main road through the town is the rather photogenic Callander Fudge Shop:


16 comments:

  1. Well, I hope you stopped in and got some fudge!

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    1. I'm not really a great eater of sweets Kay and, if I'm honest, it didn't occur to me.

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  2. Nice photos, but I see you left the best for last.
    An entire shop dedicated to fudge...my idea of heaven on earth.
    Continue to enjoy your trip...you're doing quite well it seems with quite a bit of distance covered for one day.

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    1. Fudge is very popular in Scotland, Virginia, but a whole shop, and a very photogenic one at that, is rather unusual.

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  3. At least you are missing the NZ storms.
    Love some fudge with hot coffee in front of the fire - :)

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    1. Yes Fiona. The weather may not be brilliant but its benign - at the moment!

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  4. strange, but fudge is one chocolate candy I don't like! what grand views you are seeing!
    I haven't seen posts from CJ in a while. Is he okay?

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    1. I can't say that I don't like fudge Norma although I rarely eat it but I'm not sure I would like it chocolate flavoured.

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    2. You asked about CJ Norma. He's not so good at the moment but hopefully he'll soon be back in Blogland.

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    3. If you talk to CJ, give him our best and tell him to get well soon. I did send Jo an email with the same message, and do hope he's feeling better soon. xoxo Carol

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  5. A very photogenic shop indeed. I wouldn't dare buy fugde now - if my teeth break when I eat toast (as one did only a few weeks ago), I shudder to think what would happen with a piece of fudge! I love the photo of the boat with the water reflection, and the "across the river" photo. The jackdaw reminds me... I said on some previous post both jackdaws and crows (and magpies) are so common around here that I hardly take notice of them. Paid a little more attention lately and it's usually mostly jackdaws (and magpies) on the lawns outside where I live (and pigeons and seagulls). But I saw a hooded crow down by the river too the other day, they're not uncommon. I remember from my childhood that my grandmother used to "feed the crows" (which might well have included jackdaws and magpies) - she was the only one I knew who did that. She used to throw pieces of left-over cold boiled potatoes out on the lawn for them. As she kept doing it, I guess they ate them.

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    1. I think most fudges are fairly soft Monica but as I once lost a crown when I ate a piece of cheese I don't think it really matters how soft something is. Crows will eat just about anything and although they are mainly scavengers they are not above killing baby lambs and so on.

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  6. The view across the river, the fudge shop and the jackdaws are all great pictures in their own right.
    The fudge shop would certainly have had a visit from me!

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    1. Thanks Meike. I was fortunate that day in having interesting opportunities.

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  7. I ducked round the edges of the Trossachs. It's a mistake I'll rectify in the future. It looks a good place in your pictures.

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    1. There's a lot to see and lots of walks to be walked Adrian. I was having a drink with some of the worthies of the local Mountain Rescue team on Thursday. I hope you never meet them professionally (so to speak) but they are great company.

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