We drove through some wonderful scenery again up over the Cairngorms and there was snow at the top.
|Typical Scottish river|
|Heather just starting to colour|
We stopped to take some video but as we hadn't used the camera for ages, the battery was flat so I took some photos instead of the weird patchwork heather across the fields, and found loads of pinky heather flowers. It was a little early for full bloom but nevertheless gave the hills a pinky purple glow. It was beautiful. We also stopped at a Scottish Castle which was full of tourists so we didn't go in.
We tried to visit Balmoral, which is the Queen's Scottish residence but again there were too many people and the price to get in was a bit steep for our budget. We then drove to find our next campsite which is the Invercauld Caravan Club site in the village of Braemar, right next to Balmoral. As with all Club sites, it's very neat and tidy and there are a lot of ducks wandering about. Surprisingly considering the weather, it was quite busy. The weather is pretty dismal now, wind and plenty of rain so after setting up and Paul having a shower, we stayed in the van and read.
|Invercauld Campsite Braemar|