Ballindalloch Castle. The dew remaining on the grass in the shadow of the trees tells you this is late summer now, but stepping out of that shade had you reaching for that bottle of sun cream. It was hot today.
The castle stands on the confluence of the Avon (pronounced "Ann") and the River Spey. The Spey starts a few hundred metres beyond the watershed of it and the River Roy. The Avon decants from the heart of the Cairngorm Mountain massif. The respective water courses looked benign today but have the potential release alarming torrents in wet spells especially if accompanied with snow melt.