2012-08-10

120627 Skottland-Scotland , day 4 Wednesday crossing GB

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120627 Wednesday, day 4
Woke up at 6 first time and set the computer battery to charge. At 7 I went up. Wrote a bit on my diary, swedish version, and then started to pack. Now I am waiting for breakfast.


It is a rainy morning so spending most part of the day in the car is not bad. We are crossing the GB to the other coast today. It was not that easy to find the right way across country. There were several times when they missed turns and had to go back or take a different road. It was also raining most of the day so the three of us in the backseat was dozing off every now and then. And when you were alert... what you did see was sheep. The land was dotted with white sheep.

We made one stop for coffee, one photostop and then lunch in a restaurant. So much food my stomach protests.

We came to the site of the ferry in Ardrossan  at appointed time despite driving problems. Ola got all the tickets for comming ferry trips as well. So from now on we only had to be at the ferry in time for embarking them. At 17.55 the ferry was out on the water heading for Brodick on Arran. The trip took about an hour and we were birding most of the time.

The weather changed again when we were on our way out to the islands. Lots of mists and clouds hiding the island. We spotted several spieces of birds. Many of them the same as yesterday and a few new ones. Like Manx Shearwater, hm strange name,  (Mindre Lira) and Black Guillemot (Tobisgrissla).
Fishingboats with lots of birds surrounding it. Hardly seen because of the msit.

Not much is seen but that was the destination. Brodick on Arran. A gannet luckily passed by.

120627-28 Lochranza Hotel, Lochranza Arran 
We arrived at the hotel, located on the northern part of the island, at 19.30 so we were assigned our rooms and then headed for the dining room. I got a great room today. First floor and I have 4 beds. All by myself. :)

For dinner I had some sirloin steak. Really great food. But of course, too much for me so I had to leave some. Dinner included today. Didn´t help, still too much on the plates. But I did take an icecream dessert.

This hotel has a working shower so I freshened me up. Then uploaded todays shots of course. It sounds like rain outside so it does not seem good for tomorrow. We shall meet at 7 for a morningwalk. Breakfast is 8.30.


Crossing Scotland,GB  to Ardrossan ferry (220km)
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25 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos and a very interesting post about your journey!Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Härliga och fina bilder från din resa!

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  3. On a trip like this a camera is one of the things man shall not miss to have in hands..nice pictures !

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  4. Sounds like a good trip and I enjoyed your shots.

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  5. Nice collection of photos from your journey

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  6. Vilken spännande resa! Härliga vyer!

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  7. Wonderful captures!! I love the gull! Hope you had a great cruise!

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  8. Dimma och dis, ändå tror jag att det är mycket vackert i Skottland.

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  9. Great summary of your tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. Sounds like a great trip, it is neat to bird from the ferry. Awesome shot of the Gannet.

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  11. Flotte bilder og det ser ut som en spennende tur ;)

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  12. Scotland is one beautiful place! Would love to go back!

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  13. Gorgeous sky. May you enjoy a great weekend.

    My Sky Shots

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  14. Have more fun and adventure!

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  15. That shot of the bird flying is amazing!

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  16. There you had a nice trip.
    Like the picture with the gull.
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  17. Wonderful pics. I hope you enjoy your trip. Happy sky watching.

    Rain

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  18. Flotte bilder fra turen din! Likte spesielt godt av bildet med sauene på de grønne engene, og bildet fra båten som har nydelige toner!
    Ha en fin helg:)

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  19. your travel blog has many beautiful photos. But I could not find any way to comment. :(

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  20. Sorry to say there were two people where I could not respond. one would not accept any of the word verifications and the other obviously thought i was a spammer. :(

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  21. I, too, enjoy your posts and liked the shot of the Gannett. I especially look your descriptions of the meals, accommodations, moods, weather, etc. Everything together with your photographs makes each visit to your blog very interesting.

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  22. Ser ut som en fin tur :)

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  23. OK, OK! Dont run it in! I'll post some pictures of kangaroos soon just to get my own back!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  24. Thanks for sharing; look forward to seeing the rest of this great trip! It's funny how a person always seems to eat too often and too much on a roadtrip, when you really aren't doing much physical to work off all that food.

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