Back from a wee break

I’ve been away for a few days to the Highlands, but I’m back now, re-united with the knitting-machine. More on the knitting machine in the next post, for now just a few holiday snaps πŸ™‚

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We were really lucky with the weather.

This holiday had kind of a bridge theme. It all started with crossing this one…

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from which we could see this one…

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We stopped in Perth and walked across this one ( Smeaton’s Bridge, opened in 1771!)

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After checking into our accommodation in Grantown, we took a drive to Carrbridge, which has this old pack-horse bridge.

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not sure how they convinced any man (let alone horse!) to cross over this!

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Since we stayed in Grantown-on-Spey, we explored the area around it with a little walkΒ  and found another ratherΒ  old bridge in the aptly named “Speybridge” close by. It’s closed for traffic, but open for walkers and the views are lovely.

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After a walk around Loch an Eilein we also found a fantastic tea-room: The cakes were to die for, but the best thing was their bird watching window overlooking the vast, wild glen and the bird feeders right in front of it. It’s not the sort of place you get to by public transport, but if you are walking in that area, or have a car, don’t miss it!

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Apart from a flying visit to Elena Costella’s Yarn and Fibre Studio in Perth, not much yarny action has been had on this holiday (apart from nearly finishing my Agnes sweater). This yarn will be turned into something on the knitting machine (my latest obession – you’ll hear all about it!)
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About Yarn Pony

I like yarn. A lot. And puppies. I also dye yarn to feed my knitting obession. Together with Jo (http://www.wordpress.bluebluegrey.com) I organise the Edinburgh Yarn Festival (http://www.edinyarnfest.com) Twitter: @yarnpony facebook: YarnPony http://www.yarnpony.wordpress.com
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One Response to Back from a wee break

  1. Anne Clouter says:

    Michaela, thank you for the photos of Perthshire. Really enjoyed them and the commentry. Look forward to hearing about knitting machine progress. Love Anne xx

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