Loch Earn is a place that Andy can remember coming to as a child to fish from a jetty. When we reached the jetty we noticed that it had deteriorated somewhat but I suppose the same could be said of Andy in the thirty years since he had last visited.
Driving around the loch it was obvious that there were plenty of fish. Every available spot was taken. Hundreds of tents and caravans were pitched loch side for a spot of wild camping. This is quite common in Scotland. On many of our trips out we have noticed tents pitched in woodlands with people sat around campfires. Maybe we will give this a try when we return.
Later in the day we visited Stirling. On our arrival we were greeted by boarded up houses and abandoned cars. This was not the best start to our visit and not a very good advert for luring passing trade. As we looked further we noticed that sat on top of a rocky hill surrounded by moody black clouds stood the Wallace Monument. It looked so spooky that it could have been home to a Transilvanian count. It seems ironic that the tenants
It's been a funny old year and after some thought Andrew and Emma are off to see the world before it's too late. I was going to say before we are too old but in Emma's case that would be harsh.
We are doing a short tour of the UK and then we fly out to Australia for 6 months or so on the 1st September. Our best friends moved there earlier this year and we are going to buy a campervan and see as much as we can with them.
We are then heading to south east asia for a similar time and then on to India before returning to the UK for Xmas 2011.
Well that is the rough plan but no doubt things... full info