We planned our trip to Scotland for awhile, but it all came together this Christmas. Group of friends rented a big hostel so we just needed to get there – Spittal of Glenshee. It’s over 450 miles to drive and having 1.5 yo child on board and German Shepherd in the boot area does not help to easy travel so we have arranged a stopover in Glasgow. In Glasgow we have a good friend with African Grey Parrot which was ready to travel further North as well with it’s owner. The question we were interested in is how this parrot would go along with our dog, considering they’re going to spend a few days in the same hostel. Despite all our worries, Sharik the Dog was very friendly and tender towards the bird.
Sharik the Dog and Grusha the Parrot
I could not resist, of course, not to photograph Parrot and it’s owner. Especially on such a lovely morning in a huge airy flat with huge windows…
Morning sun in Glasgow flat…
Parrot Grusha and her Owner
Two days later we moved up North through one of the biggest storms of the winter. Snow, rain, strong gusty wind and puddles on the road delayed our arrival by a couple of hours, but we made it. I will leave description of our first night party with long missed friends from different parts of the country and show a few pictures of the next morning snow and walk with Sharik the Dog around Gulabin Lodge area
Sharik the Dog by the river
View on Shee Water in the morning Near Glenshee Parish Church
Panoramic view of Shee Water Valley from Spittal on Glenshee bridge
Mountains around Spittal of Glenshee
We have spent a three nights in the Gulabin Lodge and most importantly – Christmas eve. Most of necessary attributes were in place – Santa, geese, crackers, presents, songs etc. I did not have enough tie and energy to document everything, so there are a few samples for those interested and a few more via linked images…
Muled Wine preparation
Drying up by the Fire
The Head of THE Professor D 🙂
Santa K got them!
I have robbed Santa!