In my last blog post I mentioned that I was off to Glencoe to get some photos and drone footage of the snow. You may have seen my video on Twitter and Facebook by now, but if not, I've attached it below.
I stayed at the lovely Bridge of Orchy Hotel because it was dog friendly and it meant I could take Harris along with me! I highly recommend it, especially if you can get one of the rooms in the new part by the river. The room was bright and airy, and had patio doors leading out to a decking area, which I expect would be beautiful in the summer! Here's a few photos from the hotel -
Glencoe looked absolutely stunning in the snow, but before we did any drone flying we stopped off for a warming cuppa and to see the deer at the old Kings House Hotel, which is now being renovated. It's going to look great when it's finished in a few years.
Harris had a great time playing in the snow, and was grateful that we found a fantastic place for lunch near the Three Sister for warming up! We went to the doggy friendly Clachaig Inn, which I just discovered when looking for nearby places to eat on my phone. This is a lovely cosy place with great food and hearty portions. I will definitely be back the next time I'm up that way!
And finally, the drone footage. You'll see this is from various places between Bridge of Orchy and Loch Leven. Thanks to Gary Innes for allowing me to use some of his music for the video, which has just been released. His new album can be downloaded on iTunes.
Are you a snow lover like me? If you are this winter will have disspointed you so far. After the cold spell in November and the earliest snowfall for many years in some areas, you may have thought that meant we were in for a bitter winter. But as December dawned, the westerly winds were back as the jet stream fired back up and we were back to windy and wet weather.
After weeks of milder and wetter conditions we will finally see some winter weather later this week. Cold Arctic air will move south from mid-week and bring frequent snow showers, inititally to the north and west, then to the east later.
Last week I went for a drive to Glencoe to take some photos, and as you'll see from this photo of Buachaille Etive Mòr there is a real lack of snow.
That's about to change, which will be great news for the Scottish ski centres, with over 20cm of snow expected on some of the mountains this week.
Snow exictes me so much, plus I've not had the camera out for a while, so I've booked a night away this weekend at Bridge of Orchy. Hopefully I'll have some nice snowy photos to show you at the start of next week.