Holiday, Photography, Travel, Walking

Scotland Trip 2014 Part 3 – Boat of Garten

Following our visit to Edinburgh, we drove on up to Boat of Garten where we would be based for the rest of the week.

We spent the week hiking around lochs and castles, visited a distillery and generally enjoyed ourselves in the great outdoors. We were very lucky with the weather which remained warm (for the time of the year) and mostly dry for our trip. The following week once we were back home, the temperature had dropped from 13C to around freezing and some of the places we had been walking were cut off by flooding! Continue reading

Holiday, Photography, Travel, Walking

Scotland Trip 2014 Part 1 – Edinburgh

The bedroom in the Highfield Hotel
The bedroom in the Highfield Hotel

Our 2014 trip to Scotland began with an overnight stop in Durham. We stayed at the Highfield Hotel. Due to some car problems, we were so tired

that we didn’t actually leave the hotel. Fortunately there was a Thai restaurant and a pub in the hotel so we didn’t need to go anywhere for a drink and a meal. The food was really good and the staff were very friendly. Continue reading

Fire, General, Holiday, Photography, Travel, Walking

Yorkshire trip with Lizzie 2

A view over the wall and finally some nice weather.
A view over the wall and finally some nice weather.

Following Dave and Ellie’s wedding, Lizzie and I took a week holiday just up the road in Skyreholme village in Yorkshire.  What we did in the first few days has already been published here.  This post covers the second half of our holiday. Continue reading

Camping, Food, Photography, Travel, Walking

Camping with Lizzie in the Peak District Day 2 – Otter Sanctuary

Day 2 of camping in the Peak District was supposed to be spent walking, however it was still raining when we woke up so we laid in for a bit and then went looking for local attractions which would allow greater opportunity to hide from the rain if necessary.  Lizzie had found a brochure for a local animal sanctuary the Chestnut Centre which has lots of owls and otters and a nature trail so we decided to head there. Continue reading

Photography, Walking

Alex’s Birthday Trip 2011

These are photos of a trip Alex Weighll organised to celebrate his birthday.  The plan was to take a ride on a vintage train (hopefully a steam train) from near his house out to East Leake where we could go for a nice walk and perhaps visit a pub before catching the same train back home for cake and general merryment. Continue reading