Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #11.1

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Photos here are hosted on OneDrive or CloudUp.] Fri. 30 Apr.  Glenveagh National Park.  Our tour gets a few hours here but it's worth at least a half day.  Take the time to walk a lot if you get here.  We saw some walking the 2 miles or so … Continue reading Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #11.1

Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #10

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Click to view, explore, view, click some more.] [Photos here are hosted on OneDrive or CloudUp.] Thu. 29 Apr. ('17).  Northern Ireland.  The Antrim Coast Road.  Giant's Causeway. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.  Brevity is soul, or something like that.  I'll do my best to limit the number of pictures but … Continue reading Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #10

Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #09

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Photography 101 Forever] (Click to view, scroll down and click to view larger.] Wed. 28 Apr.  Belfast.  'The Troubles.'  Peace Walls. Our guides were very enthusiastic about the reconstruction booming economy of Belfast since peace was realized, but I felt an eerie quietude as we toured some of the former boundaries between … Continue reading Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #09

Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #08

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Photography 101 Forever] (Click to view, scroll down and click to view larger.] It is the next day from yesterday.  (Are you keeping with me?  Thu. 27 Apr. if not.)  We travel from Ballachulish (Balla-HOO-lish) to Belfast today by way of the Western Highlands and the Robert Burns Museum in Ayr near … Continue reading Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #08

Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #07

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Photography 101 Forever] (Click to view, scroll down and click to view larger. Wed. 26 April. Last night was a one-nighter in the aging, 3 to 4-star (?!), Columba Hotel Inverness.  We are doing 2-1-1-2-1-2-1-2-2 in terms of overnights during the tour and many are VERY nice. Perhaps I'll do a hotel … Continue reading Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #07

Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #06

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Photography 101 Forever] (Click to view, scroll down and click to view larger. Edinburgh...  (I hope you are pronouncing that Edin-burro, with a clipped and trilled 'r', and not -BURG!)  Practice now.  "...BURro" "...BURro" Actually I think "...BUR-doh" will help you trill the 'r' "...BUR-doh."  "E-din-BUR-doh."  Good. ...to Inverness via St. Andrews (400+ … Continue reading Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #06

Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #05

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Photography 101 Forever] (Click to view, scroll down and click to view larger. Many days and miles have passed.  I knew I couldn't keep up the (posting) pace.  I'm in the Republic of Ireland now, but this is now, that was then. Monday 24 April (only a week ago???) was the assault … Continue reading Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #05

Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #04

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Photography 101 Forever] (Click to view, scroll down and click to view larger. We join the regular tour today at the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club. There will be 22 of us on a bus that holds twice that many.  Darn. The hotel is 9 miles from Edinburgh.  Here are two shots … Continue reading Scotland/Ireland 2017 – #04