Scotland Trip – Day 1

The trip was planned for four days November 11th to 14th. The participants for this 4 day extravaganza being: Myself, Gopal (ex-colleague), Venkat (class mate from Engineering days) and Pawan (colleague).
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Sipping coffee after the change in journey plans: the original idea was to travel by flight, now we were to travel by train.

The journey from Stansted Airport to Peterborough was not new to me. As the train passed through Ely I could see yet again why they had named Ely Cathedral as the ship of the Fens. From Peterborough the tracks headed northwards via York, Darlington, Newcastle. Even for the untrained eye the change in landscape was very evident. The colour of sand changed from Grey to almost Black and then to Brown, but still we were yet to see the hilly terrain we were promised.

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Berwick upon Tweed: the border city between England and Scotland. The train slows down as it enters this city before it crosses the U-shaped train bridge.

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Edinburgh: we had to travel from train station in the city centre to the airport in the outskirts of the city, to collect our car (rented for the trip). We did but just get a glimpse of this grand city.

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We collected our car at 15:30, there was just one more hour for sunset, couldn’t cover much distance as a result. Decided to avoid the major cities – Edinburgh and Glasgow to reach our destination, “The Western Highlands of Scotland”. We camped at a B&B in Stirling – Rynee Mar B&B, by far the best B&B i have come across.

Comments

  1. >Berwick-upon-Tweed’s a pretty fab shot. Thought you had better ones, though.

    What happened to the Northumbrian rainbows and the “nucular power plants” ?

    😉

  2. >Gopal: Berwick-upon-Tweed, there was not much I could do with my camera from the inside of a train, if you have any better photos taken in this place do send it across.
    Speaking about the Northumbrian rainbows, it was looking like a rainbow for others if i say so. And, about the power plants, heh, took those pics using my other camera – casio exilim, not that good.

  3. P Kalyan says:

    >First two photos are really good, especially first one. I don’t know with what intention you took first photo. I have seen many people with better cameras but not with such intentions. In such a situation, most photographers either ask those three people to move out of the scene so that they can capture sunrise properly or ask three people to stand facing the sun and capture their faces. But those two would not have looked as good as this. I think such intentions and careful choice of photos is what makes you very good photographer!

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