Scotland Road Trip

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  1. JohnnyWazza

    JohnnyWazza Member

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    Last month I spent 10 days driving around Scotland, which was an absolute blast! The typical Scottish weather only managed to wipe out one day (we saw 2 nice days, the rest were a mix of sun, rain, hail, snow and almost always wind!), otherwise you could generally wait for the local rain to pass to check stuff out (changing every 30mins or so).

    The followin are some of the favourite shots. Any CC gladly taken on board!

    1. Edinburgh Castle gates
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    2. Victoria Street
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    3. Edinburgh Rooftops
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    4. Edinburgh Streets
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    5. Old Calton
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    6. Chillin on the National Monument
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    7. Edinburgh bagpipes
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    8. Cemetary
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    9. National Museum of Scotland
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    10. Kelvingrove Museum - Glasgow
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    11. New and Old - Glasgow
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    12. Glasgow
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    13. Glasgow Streets
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    14. Glasgow Streets
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    15. Little Man, Big City
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    16. Kelvingrove by Night
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    17. Kilchurn Ruins
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    In this case we arrive with the sun shining and blue skies above, perfect chance to hike the k or two to the castle. But this is early in the trip and hadn't learned the important rule for scotland - never go out without proper rain protection! The 15min dash back to the car afterwards was enough to have us soaked to the bone :p.

    18. Road to Fort William
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    The backroads were the best place to be. The winding two way track only wide enough for one car meant it took forever to get anywhere, but the scenery meant you didn't care in the slightest.

    19. Road to Fort Willaim
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    20. So. Many. Sheep
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    21. Rannoch Moor
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    22. Glencoe
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    Absolutely stunning place, wish we'd had time to properly explore. But on this day this was taken between giant storms on either side of us, and having just been dumped on we weren't keen to try our luck straight away! Busy schedule the following days meant we never made it back though. Next time Glencoe, next time!

    23. Scottish Highlands
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    24. Ben Nevis
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    As luck would have it, the aforementioned perfect days just so happened to land when we wanted to do some hiking! Ben Nevis is the highest peak in the UK at a bit over 1300m. Doesn't sound like much, but it's a proper day's hike, starting in a T-shirt at the bottom and ending rugged up to the eyeballs at the top!

    25. Ben Nevis
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    Hard to get a better view of the highlands!

    26. View from Ben Nevis
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    27. Decending Ben Nevis
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    28. Ben Nevis
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    29. Red Robin
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    30. Highlander
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    Bloody highland cows! If you go by the tourist postcards, you'd swear these guys are around every freaking bend. Instead we only found em 3 times, compared to the half a million sheep we spotted :p.

    31. Highlander
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    32. Old Man of Storr
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    The reason we didn't get back to Glencoe. Having checked the weather we had 2 nice days, followed by a tonne of bad ones. One day went to Ben, and we decided the next would be gettin to the top of the Isle of Skye to check out The Storr. Gotta say it was worth it!

    33. Top of the Storr
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    34. Top of the World
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    35. The Fairy Glens
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    36. Fairy Glens
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    37. Isle of Skye
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    38. Dornie
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    Once again off the beaten path, we stayed down this road rather than on Skye.

    39. Dornie
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    40. Eilean Donan
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    The location meant we were a stones throw from this stunning castle. Unfortunately the weather meant I didn't get around to doing a proper shot at sunset/night like planned.

    41. The road to Inverness
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    42. Loch Ness
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    Has to be said, not the most impressive of the Loch's we passed, but ya can't go to Scotland and not have a quick look for the beast!

    43. Nessie!
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    44. The Black Isle
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    45. Abandoned - The Black Isle
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    46. Down the Garden Lane
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    47. Drive Carefully
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    49. Cairngorns National Park
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    Not actually sure where we bloody were :D. Somewhere on the long drive from Inverness back South to our last stop just outside of Perth.

    50. Grazing
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    51. Stand Tall
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    52. Teddy Bears
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    53. Scotland
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    54. Highlander Imitator
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    The end! Bit heavy on the pics, but hopefully they all stand up well enough! Glasgow and Edinburgh were certainly fun to visit, but the reason you go to Scotland is certainly to get out into the wilderness. Could easily spend a week at Glencoe or the Cairngorns and just go exploring. Definitely could come back again some day!
     
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  2. josh1990

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    Brilliant, really looking forward to going and checking Scotland myself in a few years :thumbup:
     
  3. lionman

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    Impressive work. Thanks for sharing.

    I especially enjoyed 15, maybe because I have a young son, not sure.
     
  4. Aratama_Bashi

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    looooove it. i've never been north of edinburgh, and edinburgh is one of my favourite places :) makes me want to head right back and do as you did. incredible landscape. gotta say, trying to take photos in scotland made me glad i had all wet weather equipment, otherwise you lose so much time!

    any chance for any of these at wallpaper size?? ;)
     
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    fantastic set!!!! Thanks for sharing mate!
     
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    Absolutely love them all. The most incredible small thing - picture 40 seems a little tilted - can you redo it and correct it? Otherwise LOVE the photo's, love the composition - everything!
     
  7. dodgyexposure

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    What a great set of memories . . . I really liked the compressed pespective shot of the Edinburgh roofs.
     
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    Cheers for the feedback fellas :D. Combined you've managed to pick out some of my personal favourites, the other prolly being 18 :p. And yes, would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys gettin out in the nature!

    The small preview I can see at work looks ok, but will double check this when I get home!

    Happy to upload some hi-res stuff for the OCAU folk :). Just lemme know which ones!
     
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    bahahahah this guy looks like he's holding his chin :lol:
     
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    Magic shots. Really magic. Scotland is now on my 'bucket list'... :thumbup:
     
  11. ominae

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    Beautiful photos! I was in a lot of those places earlier this year and your photos brought back some great memories, especially Isle of Skye!
     
  12. Deftone2k

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    Whole trip and set is superb mate :thumbup:
     
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    Did you find the nessie? Too blurry! :lol:
     
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    You have quite a few on your Flickr... Loving the ones of the Storrs... and this one DSC07200 (don't' have the link.) Love anything ruined, or otherwise dilapidated, like Kilchurn Ruins.

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    And the genuine Tardis ;)
     
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    Awesome to get the OCAU tick of approval! You fellas put up stunning stuff, good to see I'm not dropping the standards around here too much :lol:.

    Yeh Skye was fantastic, just a pity we had our worst weather there for our 2nd day! First was perfect and so we got to see the east and North very well. The second one though was the worst weather of the trip. Still spent the day moving around trying to see stuff, but 90% of the time visibilty was down to maybe 200m at best. Just means there's still a reason to go back at least :p.

    She's the third blob from the right, isn't it obvious?! :D


    hahah yeh my Flickr is anything but professional, more the massive photo dump for mum back home to browse through :p. One of the reasons I like making a set here on OCAU or elsewhere is it forces you to trim down to what is hopefully the essence of the trip. Even 50 felt like a lot to put up, but given the range of shots and duration of the trip I decided it was valid in the end, and seems like people agree :). But yes, it was hard enough gettin from the original 1500 down to 200, and doubly so to get it to this collection!


    not gonna lie, I let out a small squeal when I spotted it :lol:
     
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    Awesome shots, you've got me even more excited for my trip there soon :D
     
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    Once more it shows that Scotland is a "photogenic" place.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It is indeed an awesome place, a mate of mine is over there currently, just visiting on his way to The Open.

    Lovely pics op :thumbup:
     
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    I wonder about # 4. Is she a local? :p
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Only a local could get away with something like that :leet:

    These are the sorts of people that make life interesting.
     

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