IN OCTOBER 2010 WE HAD A CARAVAN HOLIDAY TOURING SCOTLAND.

Fairly new to caravanning we were delighted to accompany our friends Stuart and Joan Desay on a trip mainly on the east side of Scotland, rounding up at Glen Coe followed by a journey break of one night at Moffat.

We met at the first site, Yellowcraig, at North Berwick. We were there 5 days and one of the days we all travelled by train into Edinburgh. More sensible than taking the car and quicker.

From North Berwick coast road there is a good view, although about a mile away, of Bass Rock, the largest Gannet colony in Britain.

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CONTENTS of SITE
AIRCRAFT other fliers
ARNSIDE VIADUCT
ARRAN ISLAND HOLIDAY
BARBON HILL CLIMB
BOATS and BOATING
BRITTANY HOLIDAY
HOME PAGE
JET SKIERS
KENDAL BOWMEN
KITE and WINDSURFING
LAND and SEASCAPES
LAND and SEASCAPES-2
LAND and SEASCAPES-3
MISCELLANEOUS PICS.
MORECAMBE PROM.
RAILWAY PICTURES
SCOTTISH HOLIDAY 2010
SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag2
SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag3
SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag4
S/W IRELAND HOL 2007
SUNDERLAND POINT
SUNSETS and SUNRISES
KITES.
SCOTTISH HOL - 2007
 
 
 
 
If you look carefully at the larger picture you will see lots of Gannets fly around the island.

 

In a corner garden near Tesco's we spotted this statue with three faces.

At the harbour we spotted Gannets fishing, various other seabirds and the Lifeboat out for a practice.

     

We returned one evening to see the sunset.

     

Down at the Yellowcraig beach, 10 minutes walk from the campsite we got good views of Fidra Island and it's lighthouse.

Pictures of Lichen on the rocks, Eider Ducks and in the distance is Bass Rock.

   

Ferry passing Fidra Island on the way up the Firth.

Information boards at the car park about the island and lighthouse.

We took the train to Edinburgh and then a bus trip around the city, hence the photographs from some odd angles.

I also do not have much interest in buildings and the one who supposed to know the names of them obviously doesn't. Sorry about that. Maybe one day someone out there will name them for me.

We left from North Berwick station for the city.

The majority of images are taken from the top of the open air bus.

There was still snow on the hills behind the city. Robbie Burns first lodging place. On the same block was this Golden Red Kite sign.

       

I thought this was a prison evidently not as it is the new Parliament building I think.

More scenes.

     

        

     

     

     

   

FALKIRK WHEEL.

A really enjoyable trip was to the Falkirk Wheel.

Although a massive piece of equipment that rotates 180 degrees each lift it cost no more than an electric hairdryer to run. There is no charge made for boats to use the lift.

   

We found there was a lovely visitor centre and cafe. On the site there were several large stone carvings dotted about.

     

 

Loading a boat.

Rotating counter clockwise.

 

Other views of the wheel. The extension of the upper canal. Boat reaching the bottom and one of the carrier bogies.

Lower canal.

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