Posted: 18/09/2016 at 08:57
When you get spawn, they return to the place where they hatch out GD, which is my garden. If not - he'll need a fair few buses to get back....
Yesterday's trip to Tolmount, just beyond Glenshee, on a glorious day. Nice and cool for the long haul along the glen to the hill, but infinitely more attractive than the other approach from the ski-ing hills of Glenshee on the south side
Couple of grouse posed nicely en route to the loch
Tolmount in the distance (the pointy one in the middle) from the edge of Loch Callater. Little grouse was sitting at the edge ....
Here he is
Reflection of the hills on the other side of the glassy loch
Tolmount on the left and a first view of Coire Kander on the other side with it's steep north facing crags and waterfalls
Deer along the top of the edge of the coire
Tolmount looks 'pointy' but the summit is on a huge plateau - like most of these hills. Looking south - Dreish and Meyer (the Glen Doll Munros) in the distance on the left
Looking east to Broad Cairn, one of the Lochnagar hills
Looking back to Loch Callater with Ben Avon in the distance
Looking up to Coire Kander on the way back. There's a loch in there, but it's not visible from the hill
Looking back from the glen - a short stop for a drink of water
Another rest ( ) on a little beach near the bothy at the end of the loch. I could do with a few tons of that grit for the garden!
Tolmount from that spot. I had a lie down in the heather for a while....could have stayed there for hours
Ben Avon, with it's granite tors, from the track back to the car