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The extremes of the weather ..

The extremes of weather…

Yesterday we woke up to the most beautiful day. I had a really lovely walk in Callander to Bracklin Falls with a friend I had not seen for a long time. The sun shone and it was the most beautiful crisp day to walk and catch up on lots of chat.

I was thinking how lucky our weekend guests where to have experienced such a beautiful winters day.

The mountains were covered with a dusting of powder white snow and the sun was reflecting brightly off the dramatic peaks.

Today is a totally different picture. The snow has gone and as it has poured off the hills as water, it has flooded much of the area. In Aberfoyle the Search and Rescue were out with 2 fire engines rescuing a 4 x 4 that decided to brave the flooding and got spectacularly caught in the middle. Not a great day for the trapped travellers – or our fabulous rescue services.

We are very lucky that Dreamcatcher Cabins are in a sheltered forest which is well above sea level.

The poor campsite just along from us is as flooded as I have ever seen it. The electric boxes are just poking up above the water level of the river. It’s really sad to see.

Meanwhile our new guests are arriving. They will be safe and dry in the sheltered forest. The fires are on and I’m sure the baths will be running and the Prosecco corks popping!

I am looking forward to seeing what tomorrow brings.