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I have just finish my Blog of our recent trip to Scotland. It can be viewed here http://www. davidklyne. co. uk/scotland_2011__waiting_for_kati. htm

 

There are over 270 photographs but they are mainly thumbnails which can be clicked for a larger image.

 

David

 

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David - Milton Keynes

Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome for holidays and a Kia Venga for home.

 

Caravan Travels

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Another excellent Blog David. I found this read extremely interesting and it brought back many happy memories for us. We did the same tour, more or less, in 2004 less the east coast route, and I was stationed in Edinburgh Castle in 1960, is it that long ago? and subsequently Fort George - a wild and windy place - in early 1961. Pity about the weather but that is Scotland, land of my fathers!

 

Gordon

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I have just had a look at your link.

 

You would make an excellent travel writer and the photography is superb.

 

You have impressed the hell out of me.

 

Thank you for your efforts. Very enjoyable - especially having been to many of the places you showed.

 

regards

 

Pete BO

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Bookmarked

 

Excellent Stuff

 

Well done!

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It has been an absolute pleasure to read about your trip to Scotland the photo's are fantastic and the writing is realy very enjoyable to read. Sorry the weather wasn't too good while you were here but honestly we do sometimes have sunshine lol

Although I do love all my homeland favourite parts of Scotland for my holidays are up and around Clachtoll beach and also down around the mull of kintyre it's absolutely lovely,thanks for sharing your trip with us

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All I have to ask is :-

 

What camera did you take the photographs with please?

 

Pete

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All I have to ask is :-

 

What camera did you take the photographs with please?

 

Pete

 

Pete

 

Its a Canon EOS D500 DSLR with standard 18-55 lens. Had it about 2 years now and still really learning how to use it!

 

David

David - Milton Keynes

Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome for holidays and a Kia Venga for home.

 

Caravan Travels

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Excellent blog David and superb photos. You certainly covered a lot of ground.

 

Tim

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Thanks David,

 

Good results from a digital. Puts my FinePix to shame - especially the indoor ones in Beamish.

 

Mind you, my Finepix was (No laughing here please) £40.

 

:D

 

You must have done a LOT of walking to get your shots - something people don't appreciate

 

Regards

 

Pete

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Another great blog - many thanks David.

 

Just need to find the time to read it all. .....

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Its a Canon EOS D500 DSLR with standard 18-55 lens.

 

 

Excellent photography David.

Just been dropping hints to my better half about my Christmas list (some hope!)

Jimbo B)

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David

Really enjoyed reading your blog and admiring the photos. It is fascinating to read someone else's impressions about the area where you live and know well. Pity about the weather but we have experienced one of the worst summers and early autumns in the many years that I have lived up here. I always recommend May for best weather and it's light until very late in the evening.

 

You commented on the oil rigs that you saw in the Cromarty Firth. These were almost certainly exploration, mobile drilling platforms which are brought into this sheltered, deep water inlet for servicing and maintainance. Production platforms were built here during the early days of North Sea oil exploitation but it is now the servicing and maintainance of the mobile drilling platforms that provide much needed local employment. The rigs in the Firth are constantly changing, with sometimes as many as 5 anchored there, and large cruise ships also use the deep water for their passengers to go ashore at Invergordon to explore the Highlands. Both are much more peaceful uses than during World War 1 when it was the home to the British Navy's battle fleet and the location of the Invergordon Mutiny in 1931 that embarassed the RN following large pay cuts to junior sailors.

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Very interesting read as its a trip I want to do myself but means a trip from one end of the country to the other .

 

Seeing "HMY Britannia" bring back a few memories from about 30yrs ago as a friend had a tender from Britannia and I had the same type of boat which i purchased from Princess Margaret .

 

 

Dave

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Stunning photography and so well written that it puts the caravan magazines to shame.

 

Did you try the mars bar in batter with gravy :D

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Stunning photography and so well written that it puts the caravan magazines to shame.

 

Did you try the mars bar in batter with gravy :D

 

AND there is NO mention of Scotch Pies David.

 

You MUST have had a Scotch Pie

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I have had a nightmare of a day so decided to read Davids blog again , I was so lost in the excellent reading and looking at the fantastic photo's for at least a while my mind was elswhere . .thanks again for sharing it.

someone was talking to me about a photography competition thats going on and its about photo's of scotland if I can find out details of it, I will let you know as I think your photo's are terrific

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Hello David,

 

You could make a living out of this.

 

You have the talent and more of many travel writers who make rich pickings of publishing.

 

Regards

 

Pete

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Hello David,

 

You could make a living out of this.

 

You have the talent and more of many travel writers who make rich pickings of publishing.

 

Regards

 

Pete

 

Pete

 

That is a kind thought. I think the problem is that doing it on a regular basis becomes a bit like work which I'am retired from! I do occasionally get requests for use of site reports and photos and I don't usually refuse and if there is a small payment all the better!

 

On your previous point about Scotch Pies, we did see them but decided not to partake, obviously I must have missed a Scottish delicacy, a bit like Mars Bars in batter!!!

 

David

David - Milton Keynes

Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome for holidays and a Kia Venga for home.

 

Caravan Travels

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Hi David,

 

Look here, all the professionals - like yourself - have to partake the local dishes in order to present the reader with mouth watering desires and this is especially applicable to Scotland - they need the money.

 

I shall look forward to your further travelogues in Scotland, in which you have to try such things as haggis - fish suppers and kippers etc. , not forgetting the Mars bar in batter.

 

Pete

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Hey Pete lets talk about Scotland’s sweet succulent langoustines, fresh hand dived scallops, lobster and crab, wild run salmon and sea trout, beautifully flavoured Aberdeen Angus beef, an array of wild game such as pheasant and grouse, wonderful Perthshire and Tayside strawberries and raspberries.

The mythical deep-fried Mars bar, personally I’ve never had one or seen anywhere selling one!!

David your blog is outstanding, well done; I take my hat off to you.

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