I got a night train from London to Aviemore. It was not very comfortable and I slept really badly. I couldn’t check into the hostel until 2pm, so I spent the morning in Aviemore drinking coffee and trying not to fall asleep on the cafe table. Then I slept for a bit, and then I decided I’d better get out and see the countryside. I did an easy walk out to the crags over the village at Craigellachie. A savagely icy wind was blowing off the snow covered Cairngorms.