'eyelan fling

Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom
Saturday, August 12, 2006

After a great night sleep we set off through the mountains for Pitlochry. The BOSS has spent the last three days that we have been in the Scottish Highlands trying to spot a fluffy cow - or eyelan coo - depending on your accent. It is with great disappointment that the only photo she is able to present to you is from the rear. We did see a wild haggis though!!

Pitlochry was a charming little town when I visited 20+ years ago and unfortunately the tourists have discovered it and made it not so charming. We spent a few hours looking around shops and checking out the salmon ladder at the dam then we drove on to Aberfeldy to the Highland Games. I really wanted to show the BOSS what a genuine highland games was like and the small town Aberfeldy games did not disappoint. We spent a wonderful afternoon watching the Tug-o-War, the hammer toss, the terrier race and the Highland dancers among other events. The BOSS was most impressed with the craft tent, the vegetables and the flower arrangements.

Our accommodation was once again going to be provided by a generous member of the Hospitality Club, Tracey. She didn't finish work until 8pm so we had a very poor dinner in the local pub and then after retiring to Tracey's flat, we spent the rest of the evening chatting till the wee small hours.

01 'eyelan coo from the back
'eyelan coo from the back
02 'eyelan coo's backside up close
'eyelan coo's backside up close
03 Yet more stunning views
Yet more stunning views
04 Celtic cross - in the middle of the road
Celtic cross - in the middle of the road
05 Pitlochry
06 Pitlochry station
Pitlochry station
07 The dam
The dam
08 The salmon ladder
The salmon ladder
09 The salmon fisherman
The salmon fisherman
10 The BOSS on the bridge
The BOSS on the bridge
11 The eyelan fling
The eyelan fling
12 The Chainsaw carver
The Chainsaw carver
13 The flower competition
The flower competition
15 The bean competition
The bean competition
16 The zuchinis - guess which one came first
The zuchinis - guess which one came first
17 The kids rock gardens
The kids rock gardens
18 The winner of the rock garden
The winner of the rock garden
19 The Queen of Hearts
The Queen of Hearts
20 The sailors hornpipe
The sailors hornpipe
21 The Tug-o-war
The Tug-o-war
The onion competition
The onion competition
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