Leisurely Sunday at Blackwater Reservoir
25 August 2020
Sometimes you just have to take a step back from the stresses' of work and where better to do it than our beautiful local area.
We took some time out on Sunday to enjoy the tranquility of beautiful Perthshire and the Angus Glens.
Blackwater reservoir is actually situated in North West Angus and according to Wikipedia its sole purpose is to provide drinking water to Angus, Dundee and parts of Perth and Kinross. Together with Lintrathen Reservoir which is 4 km to the south they are capable of supplying 300,000 people with drinking water.
Well that may be true, but if you ask the Ospreys, they would say it it a great source of food and unlimited entertainment for us, as we watched them fishing. After a couple of failed attempts we watched a splash, as this time the osprey emerged with a sizable trout in its talons.
Off over the hills it went with its catch to feed its chicks and returning a short while later for another go.
We took a walk up to the furthest North point of the loch where we stopped for a coffee from our flask and sandwiches (All very rustic). Here we watched the Swans with their cygnets and Barnacle Geese, while there was a young Heron perched in the tree above. Then we were thrilled by the appearance of two Osperys who continued to fish for the day.
it was around 6pm by the time we decided to head home, but rather than take the direct route we headed up to Glenisla, past the Glenisla Hotel and then over by Drumore to the Snow Road and back down by the Bridge of Cally Hotel home to Blairgowrie. I have to say that the run over to Drumore with the purple heather at its most vibrant and the verges of bracken is one of my favorite routes when out delivering up the Glen.
We are so lucky to have been raised, live and work in the most beautiful part of Scotland.