Saturday morning was beautiful and sunny, so hubby and I decided to go for a walk. I haven't walked in ages. What with recuperating from surgeries, hubby working almost every weekend in 2008, and me having to be more careful with the fibro... we just stopped going for walks completely.
So, this Saturday we grabbed a few snacks and headed out to find a nice spot to walk. Our first choice was way too cold (up higher and WINDY) and our second choice was too busy (no parking), but the third choice was just right. :-)
We stopped at Loch Morlich and took a walk down to the loch edge before having our lunch at picnic tables under the trees. Here's the walk down from the parking to the shore. To give you an idea of tree size hubby walked under that Scots pine without ducking and he's about 6 foot tall. The Scots pines here are some of the oldest and biggest in Scotland. They're one of my favourite trees. :-)
The view of the loch through the trees was very pretty, but the wind was FREEZING when you stepped out of the protection of the trees. :-(
Up closer on the "beach".
Since the wind was so cold, we ate our lunch back under the trees. I took this photo looking up above our picnic table. :-) I love Scots pines. They're such a pretty colour.
There are more photos of the forest below this post.