For once the overnight rain changed to mizzle and finally stopped altogether. We were in for a dry day!! We came across a dam, the Laggan dam. This exert taken from the web
Laggan Dam stretches across the River Spean at the western end of Loch Moy, between Laggan and Roybridge. The striking dam was built in 1934 to harness the power of water flowing out of Loch Laggan to operate the British Aluminium Company's smelter at Inverlochy, just outside of Fort William, about 15 miles away.
The dam is 700 feet long (213m) and 130 feet high (52m) and the radius of curvature is 2000 feet (610m)
Arriving at Aviemore parking was again an issue. Had to take up two spaces in Aldi, we did shop there though so didn't feel quite as quilty. Walked to the station and found a steam train leaves three times a day for Broomhill. Called the Strathspey Railway we may well stay to ride it tomorrow. In light of that Ian headed for the Osprey Centre where a park 4 night was situated. It was much too late to go and see the Ospreys. The centre closes at 6 pm and by now it was nearly five. So another change of plan. Do the centre first thing, then the steam train. Mind you rain is once more in the forecast for this area so who knows what we will end up doing tomorrow!
Some view on route
Another moth for identification. Paul?
|Square-spot Rustic (thanks Paul)|