Sunday, 15 February 2009

Pies and Vapour-Rise

Back to Pitlochry for some much-needed downtime. We ate well, mooched around the local gear shop (where I managed to not buy a Haglofs LIM Down Vest. Yaaay for me!!!) and then ate some more. It was braw.

We took a wander up to the wee loch at the top of the hill, just up from the hotel. The ducks were still there; they looked sad. The loch was all froze and everything. We went back this morning with some toast, snaffled from our breakfast and shared it out. That seemed to make them happy. We resolved to stock up on duck food before our next visit.


It's no' easy being a duck.

Ben Vrackie

Vrackie looking all snowy and rugged.

I nearly went home empty-handed but saw the light just in time and popped back into Escape Route for another wee nosey. The brightly coloured Optimus display had caught my eye yesterday so it would've been rude not to at least buy something.


Then, just to satisfy my curiosity like, I tried on a Rab VR Trail Stretch Top. I'd never worn one before and wondered about the fit. Glove-like, was the answer. The sleeves are nice and long too. And its' price reduced to not-very-much-at-all. It was all a no-brainer really.

Vapour Rise

Naturally enough, we also brought home a MacDonald's Steak Pie, so that's tea sorted.


scott said...

Somewhat ironically, it's the amount of steak pies that I've eaten in my time that make it inadvisable to wear a shirt with a "glove-like" fit.


Big Kev said...

I'm blessed with a fast metabolism or at least that's what I like to tell myself. Others may say I'm just good at hawdin' it in :o)

Martin Rye said...

All in all a nice day out then. That Rab top looks good kit. Steve Perrey (I think that is his name) used one on his winter Munro round a few years back if I recall.

Big Kev said...

Aye, it was good to get away Martin. We stayed over so it was an opportunity to stock up on those wee packs of Coffee/Tea & Hot Chocolate that the hotel leaves out for thrifty campers :o)

The VR's been around for a while but this is the first time I've got my hands on one. I tend to feel the cold so I'm hoping to get a fair bit of use out of it.