There are so many facets to this holiday Clicker, I have mixed feelings.
I think I'll deal with it from stop to stop, so, although some of the images will have already been shown, there will be some consistency.
The overriding irritation over the three weeks was Covid and how it was screwing up my perceived expectations and many times I had to take a deep breath and re-evaluate my position.
For example, all wildlife hides had to be pre-booked as there were limits on how many people could be accommodated at any one time and I didn't see one instance of this on any website.
Also there was no information on nesting sites for Osprey, Golden Eagles et al.
So bearing this in mind, When I stopped at Inverness, I visited Loch Garten Nature Reserve in the Cairngorms as their website mentioned breeding pairs of Ospreys, only to find they weren't breeding there this year.
I did wander around in the hope of seeing Red squirrels, but was disappointed as there wasn't a squirrel in site.
After some four hours, I decided to go for a drive. These are some of the scenes I encountered.
I did keep my eye open for fly fishermen, but didn't see one.
Strathspey Steam Railway