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colmar's Blog

colmar > colmar's Blog
26/10/2009 - 11:04 PM

26th October

Hi Oh god .... first day back to the other ( proper ? ) job. Twas so hard to get up at 4am for it, and yet last week in Scotland was up at 4 most mornings no problem..... Spent this afternoon trying to shortlist a few of last weeks images to go to the printer, and shortlist the others to pri...

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25/10/2009 - 8:01 PM

25th October

Hi A totally lazy day !!! Put the clothes away and then snoozed .... sorted out a few images then snored !!!! Managed to stay awake long enough to see the Celtic match ..... Struggled to stay awake the remainder of the day. Back to Eurotunnel tomorrow ! Mari still off for a week yet ! ...

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24/10/2009 - 9:02 PM

24th October Homeward Bound

Hello avid reader We had decided to leave around 8 am ..... Then I slept till 9.30 am and we managed to get away from Ayrshire by noon..... Horrendous journey for the first 100 miles, the rain poured out the heavens the roads were chock ablock and spray meant visibilty down to almost nil... E...

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24/10/2009 - 4:21 AM

23rd October

Hi We went through to Edinburgh Auld Reekie as planned. What a mess as you approach the city centre. The tram building folly is bad !! Roads closed more diggers than a digger factory in Diggersville and not a lot appearing to happen. Got parked ok and then visited Mari' mother ... Bill her hus...

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Hello We made our way slowly towards Glasgow and over the Erskine Bridge and onwards up the A82 ... Through Tyndrum and on to the grand sweep of a road that cuts a swathe through the Rannoch Moor to Glencoe and beyond. Stopped at the big lay by and straight away a mighty stag with his harem, we...

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21/10/2009 - 10:41 PM

21st October

Hi Well the forecast was terrible , so as we have had four 14 hour plus days we decided on a rest day. Edited loads and had fun looking at the images. Slept a lot too !!!!! Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and environs tomorrow and already planned a visit in March .... Thanks to the two for ...

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20/10/2009 - 6:44 PM

20th October Galloway Forest

Hi Looking at the forecast both on tv and via the interweb, we decided to go South to New Galloway. The Galloway Forest run by the Forestry Commission for Scotland. On the way down I decided to revisit an area I last saw over 35 years ago, Loch Doon and castle. Beautiful area and so quiet ... ...

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19/10/2009 - 7:51 PM

19th October Argyllshire

Hi Yes we somehow managed to get up get ready and get moving.... Heading for initially Inverary we stopped on the Bonnie Banks of that Loch shot a few , wiping the lenses as we went... rain and lots of it ! Onwards ! A82 turns to the A83 and we are suddenly listening to the roar of a stag ! ...

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18/10/2009 - 10:44 PM

18th October Trossachs

Hey :) Welcome back to the ramblings of us ! Sun Arran Scotland .... Nope ! Got a couple of interesting shots of Horse Island that was it... Home checked the gear had supper and beddy byes ! Back up at dark o'clock.... well ok Mari got up then I turned over and woke half hour later... Bit...

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17/10/2009 - 2:36 PM

16/17 th October Part One

Hi We had a realtively uneventful if tiring journey to Scotland. The sun broke through whilst still driving through Cumbria, wonderful skies and those hills bathed in sun on one side and a very heavy frost on tother, minus 2 deg at one point brrrrr.... We have been too long South we were freezin...

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16/10/2009 - 8:31 AM

15th October

Hey If your still dropping by and reading these meanderings thanks and drop a comment or two all appreciated. Well nothing done today new , we are heading off to Scotland Friday evening so packing and checking gear and that was about it.... I did deliver a pack of images a local shop is go...

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14/10/2009 - 10:34 PM

14th October

Hi Well the visit to Lullingstone put on the back burner as rain and lots of it here in Kent this morning. Instead we sorted a load of images for printing , got them off the printer and then arranged them in a clients wedding album. Always a task we enjoy in getting the images to the client ..... ...

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13/10/2009 - 9:09 PM

13th October

Hello Headed out this afternoon armed with the bigma 500mm and a few other bits n bobs back to Capel, determined to get these pesky Birds of Prey..... Not a glimpse, four and a bit hours later still nothing. They must have been reading this blog ! Sat back in the warm afternoon sun and reach...

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12/10/2009 - 9:27 PM

12th October

Hi Not too much today at all. Finishing nights and despite the best of intent .... well the sun will always rise again ..... won't it ? Sorted out the gear and made sure all is tidy and clean, charged the batteries .. checked the cards yep all ok .... plan for another attempt at those pesky ...

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11/10/2009 - 7:44 PM

Sunday 11th October

What a day ! Finsished at ET at around 6am, home and straight to bed then three hours later up dressed and out camera in hand ! Drove up to Capel Le Ferne and parked got the gear out and ready and then walked along the White Cliffs... Eagerly hoping for a sight and hopefully capture of the Birds...

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