Scotland Tour

Cairn Gorm.
Morning at Loch Mallachie was not what I was hoping for as I drew back the curtains. Low cloud and wind was not what the forecast predicted so at 5.32 two minutes after the allarm had gone off I decided it was worth snoozing a bit longer.
Up at 9 for breakfast and as planned we dorned our thermals for the ride to the top of Cairn Gorm. Quing for the farnicular everyone was in ski clothing and holding on to skies and snow boards while I was holding a tripod and camera bag, to say I felt the odd one out was an understatement. The ride on the train gave some spectacular views and for only £10 return its not bad.

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Getting of the train at the top and standing outside made me glad I had put on what I had as if was freezing. They kept on referring in local things I had read about the weather here as the Tundra. I thought David Attenborough only talked about that now I was experiencing cold I never had before. The skiers were happy though.
I met a lovely chap up there who just Started talking to me. He visited the slopes almost every day and he was 82 years old . He was full of life and had skied most of it. He was a knowledgable person that had more stories to tell than jacanory.

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Coming back down to base station and stepping outside was like going in to a greenhouse it was so warm Compared to the top of the mountain, so it was a quick change in to more suitable cloaths before heading of to the reindeer centre a mile down the road.

The reindeer centre is a great place to visit and if you keep the ticket from the trip up the mountain you receive a 20% discount on the purchace of a ticket. It’s a guided tour twice a day and a 20 minute walk to the field where the reindeer will be. You have the chance to hand feed these wonderful animals and wander among them freely it truly is worth the visit and you will not be rushed. The guides are extremely helpful answering any questions you have.
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About Mark Bulmer

Hi and glad you came across my site and me. I'm a passionate Landscape photograpaher from York, North Yorkshire, England. I started to seriously photograph landscape images in 2010 after giving up my lifelong passion for course fishing. It was quite a natural progression for me having spent most of my young and adult life chasing that red letter day of bagging up a net full of fish while spending a day in natural beautiful surroundings, been on the bank of a lake or river from dawn to dusk and witnessing some incredible sunrises and sunsets along the way. After a bitter divorce in 2010, my whole life changed and what once was changed. My passion for fishing had gone. My passion for the great outdoors though still remained and photography had always been my second hobby. I decided to mix the two together as a distraction from the past and over the last few years its changed my perception of life. I still end up seeing the sunrise and sunset I loved to witness on the bank, I still get to enjoy the great outdoors but it takes me further afield to explore new avenues, venture to new highs, see new places, share new visions and ultimately get that cracking shot. Its addictive fun and a pleasure to do. I hope you enjoy get something from what I share and I look forward to bringing more of my visions and techniques. Drop me a line any time. Mark
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