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October 25, 2009 / ipodgirl

A Few Days in Scotland

October may not seem like the perfect time to visit Scotland …

Roël and I were very fortunate with the weather on our most recent trip, and Scotland generously offered up some beautiful scenery, a spectacular history and many friendly and helpful people.

We spent our time touring by car and, as we prefer to do, wandered where the winds blew us.

After landing very early in Glasgow, we decided to make our way north toward the Isle of Skye – which was definitely on our list of must-see destinations.  Little did we know we would make the entire drive to Skye that  first day.

Here are a few of my favourite images from that drive north.

The sun rising over Loch Lomond:

A hint of the fall colours that were all around us as we drove:

We stumbled across the incredibly beautiful Loch Awe. First the castle,

then the trees in the morning mists.

Roël saw this out of the corner of his eye as we were driving.

And this too. I’m not sure the name of this loch, though the absolute stillness of the surface gave us some amazing reflections.

More mists rising out of the trees.

Everywhere we looked we found views like this

and this.

This was a little bizarre and interesting scene. We had a chat with some locals about what this represented. It is a recent change. A funeral cairn seems to have been dismantled and turned into hundreds of mini-cairns.

Sun over a lake. The key point here is that I managed to produce a starburst with my camera. A first for me and something I’ve been trying to accomplish since we were in Portugal last year. 🙂

And finally, two views of the bridge connecting the Isle of Skye to the mainland. On the right (mainland) is the town of Kyle of Lochalsh and on the left (Skye) is Kyleakin.



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  1. Anonymous / Oct 26 2009 9:06 am

    Beautiful shots Anne. Much like I would imagine Scotland to be.Lewis O

  2. Anonymous / Dec 25 2009 9:18 am

    I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?And you et an account on Twitter?

  3. Anne Dixon-Mahatoo / Dec 25 2009 9:27 am

    Sure. Go ahead.

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