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Peter stays at PARKBURN when he fishes at Castle Grant beats. He joins another five fishers on the beat which has the services of a ghillie. If the conditions are right, as in the photograph, the landing of a fresh salmon is a well deserved bonus.
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Dave Robinson has stayed at Parkburn many times over the last few years. He travels up from Gloucester to fish for salmon at the River Spey and the River Tweed.Here Dave is enjoying a day's sport on the River Spey. The photograph was taken by Bill Drury, the ghillie of the Lower Pitchroy beat on the Spey in March 2013.
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Will Copestake visited Parkburn in February 2014.
He was travelling from munro to munro (tops over 3000 feet)on his bike.He is quite a lad....full of enthusiasm and grit....his bike carrying all his gear including tent, sleeping bag, food, snow shoes and everything else necessary to achieve his aims. He has successfully completed a lot of tours in remote and taxing environments. The website of this modern day adventurer is well worth a visit.
Quick link www.willcopestakemedia.com
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Before extending the Steam Train line from Aviemore to Grantown on Spey the line would have to cross the River Dulnain. Here are some pictures showing the bridge being put in place. Picture courtesy of Nick Blewitt ( Nethy Bridge)
An aerial view of the positioning of the bridge sides. Picture courtesy of BBC and R.S.King( Dulnain Bridge).
Here the huge mobile rail crane is positioning the side struts. Picture courtesy of R.S.King(Dulnain Bridge).
Quick link to www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk
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Mick had stayed at Parkurn before and with Philip they were planning to cover many more miles on the country roads in the north of Scotland.
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Here are some of their 'catches'.
bottle nosed dolphins on the Moray Firth
osprey with nest building material
I hope to show more of their photographs in the future. Thank you Zoe and Steve for your permission to use your pictures.
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Now the daffodils have bloomed and they have made a magnificent show which will be admired for many years to come.
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Many fishermen visit Parkburn.........some more successful than others...........all enjoy the experience, the river, the location and the company of other fishers.
I hope to gradually add more pictures to this page.
Tony Barker 2009
Len Fearn 2009
Tony Duffield 2009
Jorn Kristensen 2009
Dennis Todd 2009
John Barclay 2008
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Miss Chan Fung Po and Mr Yiu Ping Man from Hong Kong had been attending a conference in Wales and are taking the opportunity of touring Scotland. They already had visited England at various times and were now spending a few days in Speyside.
A message from Bo and Peter
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Karen Bennett from West Sussex was cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats for Maccmillan Cancer Charity.This is a gruesome challenge especially with the fickle Scottish landscape and even more fickle Scottish weather.
Steve Townsley from Cumbria was out to enjoy the rigors of cycling the Scottish countryside.He has a lot of experience of long distance cycling.I hope he returns to Parkburn on one of his future cycle runs.Look out for his blue tail!!
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