The day after the night before is great for walking as there are so few people about. I saw less than a handful on the track from the car park at Linn of Dee on my way to and from the Chest of Dee. The roads were pleasantly empty as well. Apparently this is also a wonderful wild swimming spot, but not in the middle of winter on a none-to-warm day!
Winter continued, and once the airfield was open again I was taken for a jaunt in a light aircraft – my pilot made a point of making sure I took my camera! The Highlands were plastered in snow on all slopes, south-facing as well as north-facing, and all the lochs and so on were frozen including Loch Leven, next door to the gliding club.
In this picture you can see the ski centre car-park is only part-full, and from the plane I couldn’t see any lift queues. Apparently the Glenshee side of the A93 had been shut overnight thus limiting access. The image is rather blue, but this is reflecting the beautiful blue sky.
There was a strong wind – about 40 knots at flying height. It took over twice as long to fly there as back.