Sunday, 27 July 2008

This is Carol Keelan; she and her husband Chris, both qualified language tutors, bought the former Dalavich primary school and have turned it into lovely little apartments with kitchenette, sitting room and bathroom and roomy, comfy bedrooms. As you can see they kept the theme of school days. To find out about booking one of the apartments, check out the link on the right of the blog. They are offering special fishing holidays where a qualified fly fishing coach, Willie Dewar, will teach you the basics. Willie is an experienced fisherman who really knows what he is doing. If you would like to book a cabin, or one of the apartments at the village school, and learn to fish in some of Scotland's best waters, contact us for more info. They are also offering English Language tuition for visitors from Europe who want to experience a wild holiday, and brush up on their business or tourist English at the same time. What a great idea!


Saturday, 19 July 2008

July at Dalavich

We had a fantastic fortnight, with many fine days and some wonderful walking weather. For the first time we did the marked trail from Barnaline to Loch Avich and back. It is spectacular - especially the path that goes across the "dry loch". This is at the top of the hill, and is saucer shape. It was a loch with water held in by a natural dam which at some time in the distant past, broke letting the water flow out. Now the area is a unique peat bog and meadow habitat with the most spectacular wild flowers. We stopped here for a picnic.
The walk is only 5 miles and very easy walking - but you go through the full range of oak wood, peat bog, flower meadow, conifer forest and loch side.
The pics also show us enjoying a bbq on a lovely evening and also a regular visitor we had arriving early in the morning to take peanuts and seeds from the bird feeders.
Book a holiday at Dalavich and you can see not only this chap, but also deer (red, fallow and roe), pine martins, buzzards and if you are very lucky an Osprey or Eagle.