I drove back today from Ayr after a few days with my sister. I was well looked after but it is the first Christmas without my sister Eleanor we all missed her. I left early and visited my friend Elma in Crianlarich. Elma is a legend in the RAF Mountain Rescue and had looked after the teams and SARDA for over 40 years. She was in great form.
Her garden is full of birds and to have a brew and her famous cakes and watch the birds is wonderful. I was amazed by the birds in her garden. I saw the goldfinch sorting out the others.
Elma’s house has great views of Ben More and Ben Chalumn what a setting. We all owe her so much for her kindness and love.
Then it was a stop in Glencoe to see Hamish we had a great chat and he is looking very well.
There is still plenty of snow high up in the Coe despite the thaw. Hamish’s house has a great view of Bidian Nam Beith what a situation.
I then headed home via the Laggan road A86 and came across a large dumped mattress. This is a stunning area with views of Ardverikie Estate. How can folk be so stupid.
How can folk do this I wonder as there were lots of dumped bags of rubbish as well. Anyway I have reported it and we will see if it is collected . The form on the internet was electronic and easy to complete. I took a few photos as well. Sad we have to do this.
It is worrying what we do to our beautiful places.