Tuesday, 26 December 2017


Coire an Lochain
Meall a' Bhuchaille with a dusting
Coire an Lochain
Karen in the lochain
Iced up turf
Nice late afternoon
Thankfully the cold air and snow has returned after the Christmas festivities. It had been a mild period but a few snow showers have once again turned the Cairngorms and much of the Highlands back into a winter wonderland. It is also day 26 of my wife's 'Dipathon Challenge'. She has religiously been swimming and dipping into a Scottish Loch every day in December. Come rain, snow, iced up loch's, wind and darkness! Nothing has halted her enthusiasm for plunging into the icy waters. She is doing this for a very worthy cause, Child Poverty Action Group and has a Just Giving Page. If you would like to donate she would be so delighted. Today's 'dip' was Coire an Lochain. It was iced up last week but with the recent thaw it was just icy cold water! We had the whole corrie to ourselves, even on a busy Boxing Day with the Coire Cas carpark almost full with dog walkers, sledges, funicular riders and Boxing Day sale shoppers. More snow to come through the coming week and staying cold. A welcome return. Merry Christmas!

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