Wintry on the tops

29th December 2017

(Above) Looking into Coire Ardair from Cairn Liath. Sron a Ghoire in the foreground

(Above) Poor cover with minimal drifting in normal high collecting sites – Bumslide Gully of Sron a Ghoire  (centre btm of photo) not a very good ‘bumslide’

(Above) Minimal cover also on opposite Cairn Liath side of range. Today’s pit site on snow patch only.

(Above) The ‘apprentice’ – trying to blend with the background…..some improvement noted in behaviour (last outing ate the temp probe!)

Comments on this post

  • helen Rennie
    29th December 2017 8:13 pm

    Hope to see more photos of your ‘apprentice’. A very cute addition to your team ! Is it just the lighting or does he/she have different coloured eyes ? As always, appreciating your interesting and at times humorous blogs . Thanks !

  • Jon Eden
    30th December 2017 11:45 am

    One cool dog eating the temperature probe. Does he/she get cold feet?

    • meagaidhadmin
      31st December 2017 7:30 pm

      …..The apprentice likely to be only an occasional ‘performer’ – he’s a cross between a Working Cocker and a Springer Spaniel (a Sproker).
      This one hailed from the Black Isle direction, North of Inverness, sired by a much prized working dog.
      The one blue eye often thought to cause some vision impairment – thankfully not in this instance (although come to think of it that might account for the temp prob!)
      Either way he is not shy of using his dashing good looks to best advantage and is more often than not found with his feet up, toasting by a fireside than a snowhole!

      I’ll pass your enthusing comments to his rightful owner – on ‘appro’ for the day and yes, cold feet indeed (and the rest) some serious ice balls removed on return to Aberarder – the dog that is…….

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