Considering the beautiful weather we have had this weekend, its shame we all ventured up to Scotland last weekend! We took out caravan and my daughter Michelle and soon to be husband Ben took their huge tent and we set off for Glencoe just near Fort William in the Scottish highlands. Our eldest granddaughter Amy joined us as well. At least she stopped being a teenager hiding in a darkened room with her phone and ipod for a week!
The higland Midge decided I was tastier than the highland cattle and found every bit of bare flesh and even some hidden flesh) to feast upon. So off I had to quickly find a chemist to dose up on Piriton as I react badly to all insect bites.
We had a few very wet days and nights in Glencoe, staying at the Camping and Caravan club campsite. the site was lovely and the views stunning. The staff very friendly and it was right next to the Scottish National Trust visitor centre with loads of local walks. The only downside was damp weather and the camping grass like a peat bog. This meant that Amy had to be dried out each morning as she managed to get water into her tent.
Following Glencoe, we headed off to the Milarrochy Bay camsite on the edge of Loch Lomond. The sun was shining and we got a great pitch on the top of the hill overlooking the site. The staff and facilities were great although a long walk from out pitch.
While on holiday I was practicing for my photography masterclass. I was practicing shooting on manual using my Canon 450D SLR. Unfortunately I only had my one 50mm prime lens with my as my kit lens was off for repair. I took the above photos and also practiced trying to get the TV shutter function slowed to capture the waterfalls gently.
Next time we will go somewhere a bit drier and without the midge!