Rough Island from the Mote of Mark

Rough Island from the Mote of Mark.

Lanie on the Mote of Mark (Hike: Kippford to Rockcliffe)

Lanie on the Mote of Mark (Hike: Kippford to Rockcliffe) – Vacation Day 18 – Our last day with Uncle Keith and another hike… One-minute read, 5 pictures

Dumfries Solstice Sunset

Dumfries Solstice Sunset – Lanie and Ginger watch the solstice sunset in Scotland.

Barbecue, Badminton, and another Walk

Vacation Day 17 – In the evening we went to the house of one of Uncle keith’s friends for a barbecue.

Ginger Grouse

Ginger Grouse – Being thirsty we visited a local pub after our hike. Ginger had to try this drink, and the bottle came all the way back to the US with us.

Lanie Meets Some Scottish Donkeys

Lanie Meets Some Scottish Donkeys – Lanie never bothered to ask Uncle Keith why he’d brought carrots on a hike. 7 pictures

Balcary Bay Hike

Balcary Bay Hike – Vacation Day 17 – A hike at Balcary Bay and the Solway Firth Coast. 10 pictures

Twighlight on the River Nith

Twighlight on the River Nith.

An evening visit to Caerlaverock Castle

An evening visit to Caerlaverock Castle – Vacation Day 16 – Scotland, and some time with my uncle. One-minute read, 7 pictures

Tiso Advertisement & Camping Brochure

This picture appeared in print on the cover of a camping brochure and on the Tiso website as an advertisement.

Gary and Ginger in the tent camped beside Loch Rannoch (365:186)

Gary and Ginger in the tent camped beside Loch Rannoch (365:186) – UK June 2011 – Day 21. The plan was to go backpacking in the Cairngorms. One-minute read

Enjoying the scenery by Loch Bad a’Ghaill

Enjoying the scenery by Loch Bad a’Ghaill – UK June 2011 – Day 20. Today I met an old friend, it was the first time we’d seen each other in nearly forty years. Russell and I had said our goodbyes back when we left school in July 1972, exchanged a couple of letters and then lost contact. Thanks to the joys of the Internet we’d got back in touch about a year or so ago; he and his wife Chris have a bed and breakfast in Scotland; our planned destination for the day. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Looking out over Gruinard Bay, Scotland (365:184)

Looking out over Gruinard Bay, Scotland (365:184) – UK June 2011 – Day 19. This might have been my favorite photo of the entire holiday,but the autofocus didn’t work properly so it’s a bit blurred. Two-minute read, 12 pictures

View to the East across Gruinard Bay

View to the East across Gruinard Bay.

Hiding from the midges ( 365:183)

Hiding from the midges ( 365:183) – UK June 2011 – Day 18. Today I drove across Scotland, twice. Starting from our campsite in Glen Etive near the West coast we drove up the length of Loch Ness, stopping at Foyers to have a walk and take pictures of the falls, which at 165 feet high are the highest we’ve seen on this trip so far. We drove on to Inverness; on the way passing Easter Boleskine where I’d stayed for a summer holiday over twenty years ago. Once at Inverness (on the East coast) we stopped to shop for food. Then we drove all the way back almost to the West coast, finally stopping in a very rough and ready car park near Loch Maree. One-minute read, 4 pictures

At the end of the hike (365:182)

At the end of the hike (365:182) – UK June 2011 – Day 17. It was a long hike. Two-minute read, +10

Gary and Ginger at the saddle of Lairig Gartain (365:181)

Gary and Ginger at the saddle of Lairig Gartain (365:181) – UK June 2011 – Day 16. The plan was to drive to Glen Coe and Backpack up into the Lost valley.

Late at night sitting on my uncle’s sofa, apparently with a ceramic pigeon sticking out of my head (365:180)

UK June 2011 – Day 15. More hiking, lots of driving, and a fish supper Sometime around now I realized that the white balance on the camera was set up incorrectly. Somehow it had been set to ‘Cool Fluorescent’, and even worse it looks like it’s been that way for over ten days. It’s one…

Larchwood path

Larchwood path. 4 pictures

Looking Towards the Islands

Looking Towards the Islands – Looking across the Firth of Clyde towards Great Cumbrae and Bute. Taken from near Largs, Scotland.

Looking Towards the Islands (Black & White)

Looking Towards the Islands (Black & White) – Looking across the Firth of Clyde towards Great Cumbrae and Bute. Taken from near Largs, Scotland.

On the beach near West Kilbride (365:178)

On the beach near West Kilbride (365:178) – UK June 2011 – Day 13. Today we had a longish drive, by UK standards anyway. Birmingham to Cumbernauld (North East of Glasgow).