Saturday, 9 June 2012
Tonight the picnic tables were out, alfresco dining was de rigeur for the early diners.
It was 11C when we left Timperley; it was 20C when we arrived here. A good call!
Before dinner we visited the salmon ladder, which enables around 5,400 salmon and sea trout every year to make it up past the 17 metre dam to spawn beyond Loch Faskally. There are 34 stages to the ladder, with a couple of larger resting pools en route.
Our evening was spent at the 300 year old Moulin Hotel, next door to the brewery that produces thirst quenching Braveheart Ale. Here 15 out of the 18 victims carefully selected by Graham and Tove for this week's activities, endured a softening up session, courtesy of the hotel's mouth watering menu.
The downside was a ten minute walk back to Pitlochry in pouring rain. Shame we left our waterproofs in the car....
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