Hi, Celeste was off work last Monday and the weather was nice, so I decided to take her to Newtonmore I have been wanting to visit the Highland Folk Museum for some time and that is where we headed.
On arrival we were told that we were better to start by walking down the road to the right, this would be a ten minute walk to the oldest part, the 17th century village. I was keen to see this, but knew, what they called a ten minute walk, I would take at least half an hour, this of course is because of my COPD, Asthma and Chronic Osteoarthritis. The track was undulating, this didn’t help, Celeste kept asking if I wanted to go back, that was the last thing I wanted, I was determined to see the Black Houses.
A good while later we arrived at the pig pen and could see the roofs of the village up above us, this meant the last bit was a pretty steep climb, I was breathless and my back was aching, but I wasn’t going to give up so close to the target, on I struggled and was so happy when we reached the village. There was benches all round the area, I was so happy to sit down.
After going round the village we set of down the hill again. We got down to the pig pen again and I was thinking I made a big mistake coming out this far, I really couldn’t face the walk back, but wait what is that noise coming from just over the first hill? We stopped where we were and awaited the cause of the noise, the next thing we saw was a tractor, pulling a trailer with seating, heading towards us, what a relief!
We didn’t know about this transport, but it took us to the very far end of the site, my only complaint would be that the wooden seats could have done with cushioning, saved my chest, but made my back worse, still it gave us the chance to see a bit more than we expected.
The bright weather enabled me to keep the camera on iso 100, interiors were shot using my cheap flash, it is good, I just need more practice to get the best out of it. The flash is a Neewer, a fraction of the cost of a Canon.
Thanks for dropping in, take care.