Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Garmouth to Spey Bay on Sunday

Sunday was a lovely day so we took a jaunt down to Garmouth and crossed the viaduct to walk down to Spey Bay in the hopes that the cafe at the wildlife centre was open for a coffee and a gooey cake.
The Viaduct used to take the railway line across the Spey but is now used as a footapth and there were lots of families out on Sunday making the most of the watery sunshine.
On the Garmouth side of the Viaduct you pass the Garmouth golf club, unfortunately at the moment it's just one big water hazard. The snowmelt higher up along the route of the Spey from the Monadhliath mountains on down means that by the time the Spey nears the Moray Firth at this time of year it is much much wider than usual. It often floods here.

Garmouth golf club - underwater golf anyone?
The River Spey with Tugnet just visible on the horizon
When we got to Spey Bay the cafe was closed so we had a seat on the beach for a while and then came back. I suppose it must have been a couple of miles there and the same back so just enough to start those achey muscles from Saturday off aching again!

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