Home from the hill
The first signs of civilisation begin to appear. Above, Mar Lodge in its fourth incarnation. The third Lodge had its foundation stone laid by Queen Victoria, but was destroyed in a fire in 1991. It's now owned by the National Trust, with accommodation available for holiday let. I daresay the weary hikers looked longingly at it on their way past.
Below, the end is in sight as Braemar appears over the brow of the hill.
And home from holiday, to Edinburgh crowded with visitors on the brink of the annual International Festival. It's vibrant, fun, crazy, and after living here through 25 Festivals heading for the hills seems like a good idea.