Alexandra had left for work before I surfaced this morning but she had left all the breakfast foods out for me and I enjoyed breakfast whilst reading and looking at where I was headed today.....last night Alexandra told me of two waterfall hikes I might like and that was the plan......
So on no time table and no idea what to expect I was on the road a short drive for my first hike...
The Birks of Aberfeldy
This beautiful short walk is extremely popular. Popularized in a song by Robert Burns, the fine walk up the steep gorge of the Moness burn reveals several waterfalls.
A short hike up a steep gorge reveals these lovely falls but it was difficult to get close enough to take a good photo...
Never get lost when you have an arrow pointing the right direction just like on the Camino!!!
I was told to take a different path back to the car which would show a good view of the town and this certainly was the case...
It was about a ten minute drive to my next hike and I had to pass over that same bridge so I stopped for another photo opportunity!!
Only a brief glance as they pranced through the heather so please be content with this shot from the Internet!!
It was a great hike so far but the best was yet to come.....
Heading back down the track I first heard then saw the waterfall!!!
The track starts close to the centre of Acharn Village on the south side of Loch Tay. This short, robust route heads away from the loch, ascending through a wooden gorge to a small man made cavern known as the ‘Hermit’s Cave’ and reputed to have been visited by Robert Burns and William Wordsworth in days gone by. Follow the tunnel though the cave and enjoy the breath-taking view of one of Perthshire’s finest waterfalls, cascading from above as well as the view up Loch Tay to the mighty Ben Lawers
Not a bad last shot don't you think???
With the two hikes i reckon I covered almost 8 miles and figured I deserved a good hearty Pearson type meal!!!!!
What a lovely day....now had a great soak in the tub another lovely chat with Alexandra and now after this going to finish my book tonight!!!!
Stay tuned the next three days it gets exciting!!!