A Valentines Blog

February 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
So I know I have titled this a Valentines blog and it has now passed plus I will be travelling back to January for the first blog of 2017; but the reasons for the title are clear immediately as I recount our trip to Scotland for Christmas 2016 which involved plenty of love...After a fantastic festive period spent in Grantown-on-Spey I had made plans for a proposal of marriage to Steve on New Year's Eve which I can now happily say he accepted! We will of course keep you posted on dates for the big day!  
Now we can get on with the many more exciting parts of this blog, namely the holiday, the photography and I suppose Steve himself! Our 10 days in Scotland included 2 talks Steve gave to the BWWC based at The Grant Arms Hotel, plus 4 field trips led by him with guests from the hotel going along. Although hoping for some festive wintery weather whilst we were away we never expected to see some of the beautiful scenery in snow we did manage to witness especially on Boxing Day. It was so nice to experience a proper 'White Christmas' starting with a trip to Findhorn Valley where blizzard conditions set in, despite the weather we were able to see White-tailed Sea Eagle and a Peregrine falcon. Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  
Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside. Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside. Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  
Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  
Steve's other trips during our time away included a trip to the coast where he enjoyed photographing Long-tailed duck and Eider duck at the harbourside of Burghead.  
Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside. Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  
Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  
Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside. Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  
Of course, no holiday at the Grant Arms would be complete without mention of the hospitality and wonderful food. Wow, what can I say, dry January and sugar free February were most definitely required after being looked after so well by Pam and her team at the hotel, we would most certainly recommned a visit if you haven't already been, a great part of the country to be in and a wonderfully welcoming hotel to match.  
And finally with all that wintery weather Steve couldn't pass up the opportunity to get some dog photography to match and Sue who is programme organiser of the BWWC at the Grant Arms, was able to help with her lovely Alaskan Malamute, Rio, who looks right at home in these images, I think you'll agree?  
Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  
Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside. Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  
Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  
All in all Christmas 2016/New Year 2017 spent in Scotland proved to be an eventful, exciting and enjoyable one and certainly one never to be forgotten..  
Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  
Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside. Images of working dogs, pet dogs, sporting, country scenes and people, shoot days, training days, dog walks and field trials, wildlife, birds, mammals and images of the countryside.  

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