Here we are at Cruachan Farm Campsite just outside Killin in Perthshire for our second Snail Camp.
We arrived yesterday afternoon, 8 people and 7 dogs. Time was spent, as it often is in Killin, sitting outside the Falls of Dochart pub with a pint of excellent Inveralmond Brewery real ale, whilst admiring the actual Falls of Dochart roaring over the rocks and away under the bridge.
Followed by a meal in the Coach House and more real ale.
We rolled back to the campsite feeling very happy, very relaxed and very tired! Into the sleeping bags with the big screen firmly zipped shut against that scourge of Scottish summers, the midgies!
The dog, as usual, slept pressed up against the screen, not at all happy with this strange arrangement….
The morning dawned, grey and damp and midgy. I retired to the car to eat my breakfast.
I sat, looking out at the caravans, the wooden “pods” and the scattered tents. There are not many people outside, and those that are can be seen scratching themselves at intervals and moving into places where the breeze is catching.
We are gathering now ready to climb our first hill of the holiday – Meall nan Ptarmigan.