Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas from Dave Craig of Spirit of the Spey

Following a hectic week juggling work & social in the lead up to Christmas  I am now sitting relaxed on the train en route to Edinburgh for what will be a great night, with around a dozen friends, at the most excellent, now annual, Phil Cunningham Christmas concert. Appearing with Phil will be the wonderful Eddy Reader and impish, hugely  talented  John McCusker.

With daytime temperatures being well above freezing, the snow of last week had taken a shift. Travelling through Drummochter Pass we pass the steep slopes of the hill known as The Boar of Badenoch, its southern neighbour  in Tayside  being the Sow of Atholl. The all too often dry-bedded River Gary is presently very swollen, carrying its snow-melt waters from Highland  into Perthshire.

There is a virtual raging torrent through the gorge at Killiecrankie. And, oh my goodness, I have just see someone plummeting towards the turbulent waters, bungee-jumping from beneath a bridge! Oh well each to their own. I think I might just have a wee snooze now.

Have a Lovely Christmas.

Dave C. 

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