RIVER FINDHORN

It rained last night, only just over 20mm here at Hiddenglen, but much more further west judging by the number of landslides and road closures. So after a walk with friends in the woods above Cawdor Castle, a magical place that never fails to delight, we decided to see the River Findhorn. The parking space beside Dulsie Bridge was filled with white-water rafters, but they were standing around chatting rather than preparing to go on the river!

The waters boiling above Dulsie Bridge.

The waters boiling above Dulsie Bridge.

We then drove down to Ardclach where we were followed by the rafters. Even those who have swum in the river many times will have difficulty recognising the pools today. Note the debris in the tree deposited by the big flood following Hurricane Bertha last August.

The closest pool across from the kirk.

The closest pool across from the kirk.

The corner just below the kirk.

The corner just below the kirk.

The rafts are just at the start of the large pool with the sandy beach where we usually swim!

The rafts are just at the start of the large pool with the sandy beach where we usually swim!

We had a beautiful calm sunny afternoon and the clear skies at dusk suggest that we may get our first frost of the winter. Not bad for the 28th October!

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