Saturday, 16 May 2009

Superb Sunny Scotland

Husband and I organised the weather to be absolutely fantastic for our visit to Scotland this last week. After a 7 hour slog up the various motorways we arrived at Killin in the midst of the Highlands. The guest house we chose, Dall Lodge , turned out to be a very friendly efficiently run place to stay - many thanks to our hosts ( the breakfasts - yum yum). If the above link is clicked you will see the guest house faces the River Lochay - we had a view of this from our bedroom window.

The above photo is of The Falls of Dochart which tumble through the midst of Killin.

Our first trip was to the Isle of Mull via the ferry from Oban. The day was glorious with not a breath of wind - the water appeared like glass as we steamed slowly along. We sat on the top deck taking in the marvellous scenery - the colours of blue, green and purple mingling with each other.
This view in the above photo is taken from Duart Castle on Mull, a short trip from the ferry. Below is my first attempt using the "Panorama" facility on my camera. Three shots are taken and the camera does all the work of stitching them together. If you click on the panorama the photo will enlarge and you can scroll along.

More to follow!


Pear tree cottage! said...

What a beautiful blog to find to visit. How lovely to see the highlands of Scotland through your eyes.........I will be visiting you again for sure! and for certain!.

Lee-ann in Australia

Granny on the Web said...

Well, looks like you certainly had the weather for such a trip, it all looks great.
Love the panorama shot, how clever is that!

Love Granny

Suburbia said...

Gosh, soooo beautiful. You were very lucky with the weather weren't you?

Maggie May said...

I've been to Oban and have lovely memories of that Scottish holiday!
Thanks for reminding me of it. Superb photos.

Lane said...

Absolutely stunning. That last photo is superb!

mountainear said...

Lucky you - beautiful weather and stunning scenery. I look forward to more.

Enjoy your break.

Twiglet said...

Wow - what a clever photo! Such an amazing view - I look forward to seeing more.

Carol and Chris said...

Having done that journey waaay to many times in the last couple of months (the last time was yesterday!!) I know exactly what you mean about the 7hr slog!!

I am so glad that the weather was nice for you (I think you were very lucky!!)

Fab photo's (am most impressed with the panoramic view)...I always forget just how stunning Scotland is....the landscape round Oban is very impressive :-)

Looking forward to reading the rest

C x

Paula said...

Oh I am jelous!Pefect weather for a perfect trip.
Your panarama thingy is very clever!