Not on that trip - only to the cable lift car park which was very full, unlike late Summer 1970 when we did get to the top. This is from a grainy 35mm transparency. Good old Ektachrome and HP3 - in the days when HP3 meant Ilford B/W film and not Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!
Awesome pics MM! Were the shots of the house done on an open day or when you stayed on the estate? Just curious as to how close I'll be able to get while a guest there though I certainly don't want to intrude. And is that Pinehurst cottage I see? That's the one I've let for my stay. What time of year was all that snow in Aviemore?
Yes that was Pinewood where we stayed and it was the last week of October. I also didn't want to intrude but the house was clearly not being used. The pix were taken from behind the 'private' sign but I think I have read on here that if you ask a gillie nicely and the house is unoccupied you might get permission to go closer.
In 1970 we did 2,700 miles in the Sprite over two weeks involving two new Pirelli Cinturato tyres, welding the exhaust manifold and a new competition 'silencer' (Part number C-ARA-135) In our croft near Drumnadrochit I read most of Lord of the Rings. It was a magical time and I'm glad I had that car then but it was a different time. No M25, we had to drive right through the middle of London to get to the M1 and so on. In 2008 we left Ardverikie and cruised effortlessly home in the BMW (545 miles) in 11.25 hours virtually non-stop with me driving all the way. Once home I was fresh as a daisy. Try that in a Sprite over the age of 25 and you'll end up frazzled... Whimsical English sports cars are great for pottering the byways but a solid German trans-European express is needed now for serious motoring. I recall the first time I drove a Porsche 911 to Le Mans - pulling out to overtake a car and overtaking six with ease and comfort.