Monday, August 15, 2011

Not a cloud in the sky...almost

People can't quite believe we've been to Scotland for our holiday...what with our healthy tanned skin, but we have and we didn't see a drop of rain.  We were prepared..we had waterproof footwear, waterproof coats and waterproof trousers and they all remained in the car unused.  As a result of all this wonderful weather I have a lot of great scenery pictures.  I won't bore you with too many, but rather share some of the best.



This wasn't actually in Scotland, but in the Lake District.  It is Shap Abbey and was just off the motorway and presented us with a great location for our lunch.



Next...Dog Falls in Scotland just off the A831 (the same day we went to the quilt shop)
The splash you see is from the kids that were jumping in...it was that hot!



Now this is an area I want to visit again.  This was heading north from Glasgow around the area of Crianlarich to Loch Leven along the A82.  You can't appreciate the scale of this from the picture, but just look at the size of the house at the bottom and that might give you an idea :o)



Lastly, on the way home we took a detour to visit Hadrian's Wall.  Just to warn you if you ever travel along the B6318 next to Hadrian's Wall.. it travels like a roller-coaster!  I'm kinda glad it was the DH driving!

Until next time...

9 comments:

susan said...

Hmmmff! The weather didn't look like that when we were up there. Glad someone got sunshine!

black bear cabin said...

Wonderful photos...and i wasnt bored...in fact, id love to see more! :)
Dog Falls looks a bit like my neck of the woods, though the water is extremely cold for most to jump right in like that!
Looks like a wonderful vacation, thanks for sharing~

Timi said...

Thanks for these beautiful photos!
WOW! That hill or mountain is soooo huge!!! I've never seen anything like this before!
No wonder you would like to go back there...:o)

Katherine said...

Glad you didn't need the waterproof gear! I've always wanted to visit Scotland and your gorgeous photos make it even more tempting.

Shirley said...

Lovely photo's Jane. Have passed through Crianlarrich on route to Kentallen, Loch Linnhie. Very beautiful scenery.

anne bebbington said...

Having lived in Yorkshire til I met Nigel at 30 I spent many happy hours in Scotland and can vouch that it is THE most beautiful place in the sunshine and the most miserable place in heavy rain - you were so lucky with the weather especially in August as May/June and September/October are the best weather months as a rule - looks like you had a wonderful time

Terry said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit! I'm so glad you had nice weather! :0)

Laura said...

Rain gear is something I don't mind packing & not using!

Leanne said...

Swimming I struggle with that thought , the summers I spent in England bring me out in goose bumps just thinking about it. Great snaps again.