Monday, 5 April 2021

Easter and things are getting better

 The mighty "Central scrutiniser" (Frank Zappa- Joes Garage) had decided we were to be slightly freed from our shackles and be given a slightly longer bit of chain so the rule this week (well this minute) is stay within your local council boundaries unless essential to go somewhere to get something you can't get locally. I needed to get the letter "U" in a place name for a photograph, unfortunately the nearest place that starts with a U is just over the county line in deepest Fife, Upper Largo, nobody was at risk, we only stopped for a photo, bikes still running and helmets firmly on heids! Then as quickly as possible back to the confines of Perthshire where we can go about our business without fear of persecution by big brother.

Now I realise some of you may be confused with the "U" thing but for this I blame the Triumph Owners club who suggested a while back that it might be an idea to visit places whose initial letters spell TEA CUP, always up for a cup of Tea we thought it a great idea and a fine excuse to visit such fine sights as Upper Largo whose delights may have gone unnoticed for centuries had the chaps at the TOMCC not come up with this wheeze. 

We visited (but didn't stop except for a photo) Trinafour, Enochdhu, Aberfeldy, Calvine, Upper Largo and Pitlochry, obviously not in that order. It was a almost bright but cold Easter Friday so what else would you do? In the end 170 miles gathered the necessary photos and we had a great run in the process, the photographic evidence below!


Bonnevilles ready for the quest
Over the County Line
Enochdhu or so it says anyway
Sunny Pitlochry
Calvine on the old A9
Chickens on a wall, the one on the left is doing some bizzare standing on one leg ritual
Trinafour with a sign that needs drawn in again
4pm before we stopped for lunch, time flies when you are enjoying yourself
I needed that cup of tea
Finally Aberfeldy and home, braw

Easter Saturday followed Easter Friday funnily enough and it was a lot warmer, a stunning day so we traveled the road well worn across Glenquaich, then over Ben Lawers and a fine tea stop in Glenlyon. passing through the glen we noticed a line of at least 20 cars and vans parked on the verges, All had parking tickets, a warning early in the season about inconsiderate parking and evidence the Cooncil needs the cash, be warned. We then rode to Kinloch Rannoch heading back over the hill towarsd Trinafour and over the hill to Dalnacardoch, a stunning day out and another tankful of fuel. all in all a brilliant couple of days but now the weather has turned cold again with snow on high ground, bugger, just when you thought it was Summer! More photos follow

Loch Freuchie
Stunning day for it
What a backdrop!
Nae Snow today thankfully
Over the pass at Ben Lawers
This sums it up, just brilliant
Stopped by a babbling brook 
Empty roads
Sometimes its just braw to look at nature in this way, as long as there is a bike or two to look at as well! 


  1. Yir daein it agane.Blue sky stunnin' photies o' stunnin' views.Mind,nae moanin' o' busy Scotia roads fu' o' caravanettes wi'trailers

  2. Ah kin moan awe I want a oot caravanettes, horrible things.

  3. Grand, thank you for posting and the toot in passing. ;¬)