While the SW Highlands were facing gales at sea level with heavy prolonged rain we were enjoying some sunshine in The Cairngorms today. Today my group of 11 from various countries headed out from Coire Cas carpark and we had a nice wander into Coire an Sneachda in The Northern Corries. There were a few showers and a stiff SW breeze but we had fine views as the clouds lifted off the summits to reveal the crags. We headed back down to the cafe at the carpark then continued down to Loch Morlich via the excellent new footpath which passes through beautiful river and forest terrain. Nice to see the resident reindeer grazing today, as always posing nicely for photos.