Saturday, 14 December 2013

Priory Church Beauly Scotland June 2013

The ruins of Priory Church can be found in the village of Beauly 12 miles outside Inverness. The ruins of the Priory Church are so peaceful to walk round and the varying colours of the stones walls are amazing like a patch worked quilt. This was the place to relax and enjoy a few hours of tranquility.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

John O' Groats and Dunnet Head

John O' Groats was the first port of call today, we drove straight to the area due to the distance and the fact I wanted to visit Dunnet Head the most northerly point of the UK mainland. A lot of people think it's John O' Groats, however that is not true it certainly is Dunnet Head. 

The first 8 photos are at John O' Groats and the last 3 Dunnet Head this as indeed a memorable and extreamly long day.    

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Rosemarkie across from Fort George near Inverness Scotland

You get to Rosemackie from the A9 then take the A832 at Rosemackie look for Marine Terrace, there was not to much to photograph and to many people waiting for the dolphins to arrive in Rosemackie Bay sad to say none turned up, so the lone seagull and the kayaks on the shore took my interest then one took to the water which gave me my last photograph.  

Monday, 21 October 2013

Invermoriston and Views of the River Moriston A82 Scotland

Invermoriston is on the main road (A82) just a short distance inland from Loch Ness where it meets the A887. The River Moriston  caught my eye as we drove over the bridge shown in the photos. Parking the car and walking a short distance down the path shown in the first photo, is where I decided all the photos would be taken. The photos looking up river through a stone window were the window is part of an old stone building built out over the river. It's a shame you're unable to hear the water flowing over the rocks.    

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Glen Finnan and Loch Shiel Scottish Highlands

Glen Finnan and Loch Shiel can be seen by driving along the A830 from Fort William to Mallaig 

The photos are around the area where Prince Edward Stuart AKA      (Bonnie Prince Charlie') landed from a small boat on the banks of Loch Shiel in 1745 on the 19th August. So the final Jacobite raising was started. The Finnan Viaduct is in Glen Finnan where the River Finnan runs into the Loch Shiel.

The Statue of the lone Highlander wearing a Kilt is the memorial to that final Jacobite Raising. It was erected about 1815 three years after the road from Arisaig to Fort William joining the two places.

There are 11 photos in all, but due to difficulty walking close views of the Finnan Viaduct not possible, but enjoy looking all the same.   

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Drive Beauly to Ullapool June 2013

On Friday the 21st June 2013 we drove from Beauly along the A835 to Ullapool on the far west coast of Scotland. Ullapool has one main street and everyone was photographing just that street, looking round I took the first three photos in this blog, they are all taken from that one main street, houses and shops one side fantastic scenery the other, I chose the scenery.
We followed the A835 till we met the A837 to the A386, the weather being low cloud stopped me form taking photographs untilA836 where 4th and 5th photos were taken close to the junction between the A837 and A836. I have no idea what this building is called, however I have reason it is a youth hostel.
The 6th and 7th photos were taken at Bonar Bridge. The last photo was taken on the roadside of the A836 about 10 miles south of Bonar Bridge, I just loved the look of this run down barn/barns. We then joined the A9 back to Inverness and home to Beauly. A long, Long Day!