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The Falls of Bruar

The Falls of Bruar

Wakey wakey shakey wakey, mmmm dry day. Dad was already up and about taking bags out to mini. Mmmm must be moving on today. Better keep an eye on mum and dad. Dad gave me a denty stick, yum! As I was finishing it sneaky mum and dad had done it again, vanished. I bet they have gone for a nice breaky, they have previous, they think I don’t know but I can smell the sausages off them. True enough back they came smelling of bacon and sausages, where’s mine? Mum gave me a wee bit, ok your forgiven. Last bags packed off to mini.
poppy the westie outside the atholl arms blair atholl
Mini set off, she passed the castle and headed north along the small road up the glen. It wasn’t long before she slowed down and rested a a huge place called the House of Bruar. What’s that mum? “It’s a posh shop Poppy, but Poppys are not allowed inside” said mum. So why we stopped here? “We are going looking for waterfalls.” Oh, OK then lets go. A short way up the hill we found our first waterfall.
lower falls of bruar
Lots of nice smells, I climbed some steps to have a better look at it, mum and dad took photos. OK well that’s done, I’m going to follow my nose. Sniff, Sniff what’s that smell? Nose to the ground I followed the sent, along the path it went up to and archway to a small platform and gone. I was still puzzling out where it went when dad caught up. He took a photo of the crime scene.
the pond at bruar
I got board and crossed the bridge, Mum nearly had a heart attack when I jumped up on it to get a better view! Up the hill we went, higher and higher. Mum and dad were struggling to keep up so I stopped for a bit in a glade when the sun came out to let them catch up.
poppy the westie on hills above bruer
Up and up we went, mum was worried because of the steep cliff that fell away into the gorge bellow. Don’t worry mum Poppys have 4 paw drive and are too smart to fall and get squished. Finally the path headed downwards through the trees, mum and dad had a rest as I went off to explore.
poppy the westie in woods at upper falls of bruar
Off again, look a bridge, lets go.
poppy the westie at upper falls of bruar
The bridge was very old. It was not like new bridges when I have to be lifted to see over them, this one had gaps in the stone so I could see straight through. This time it was dad that was worried. “Poppy come here, it’s a long way down though those gaps”. Da a ad trust me I’m a westie! On the other side the path took us down the glen all the way to the big pool and the other bridge we crossed.
poppy the westie at the falls of bruar
One last time for an explore before we head back to mini. Since mum and dad were still playing with their cameras it gave me the perfect chance to go climbing.
poppy the westie on roof of bothy at bruar
I liked these falls of Bruar and it looks like I was not the only one. Robert Burns, the guy who invented the haggis and tatties dinner liked it too!
rabby at bruar

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