After around 10 hours in the minibus, we are now in Birmingham to stay a night before heading down to Cornwall. For a change we had burgers for dinner (we have been taking turns to cook this past week), and we are spoiled by Holly’s dad’s delicious cheesecakes as dessert!
Still can’t believe that the trip is coming to an end, it has been an amazing trip with such a brilliant team and impressive wildlife that I could do it all over again! During these two days of travelling, I thought it would be nice to go back and share highlights from everyone on the trip.
Holding the golden eagle was one of mine. Just being that close to such a powerful bird!
One of the best weeks of my life, genuinely couldn’t have had a better time with you bunch of goons 🙂 although I appreciate that between us both me and will can be a big of a mouthful, this week has been adventurous, amazing and magical. I can not believe that we are heading home. Sad times. Thank you all for making it an amazing week 🙂
Quite a few highlights for me but my favourite one would have to be, climbing to the summit of Ben Rinnes with Georgia after having 3 hours sleep due to spending the night in the Grouse hide.
It is hard to just say one highlight of the trip but I’ve narrowed it down to hiking up the Cairngorm Mountain, which was an incredible experience in itself but was topped by the opportunity to photograph Ptarmigan in the snow. Also the red deer in the woods were amazing and truly unforgettable. My last highlight has been the people on the trip, they made it what it was and it wouldn’t have been the same without them.
The Cairngorms trip has provided many fantastic opportunities and has left me feeling delighted and privileged to have been a part of this year’s team. We have had an incredible week and witnessed the Cairngorm’s wildlife and environment at its best; from boxing hares, birds of prey, stalking ptarmigan and mountain hares, to reaching the top of Ben Rinnes Mountain, and wow didn’t that leave us with a sense of achievement! The past ten days have certainly been thrilling and inspiring and to pick my highlights has been very hard, however there have been some stand-out moments during my time here.
We are leaving early tomorrow for Falmouth, and I will be posting more highlights (Highlights II!) from this trip. Hope you have enjoyed this post and keep an eye out for tomorrow’s one as well 🙂