Thursday, 30 April 2015

River Ness Walk: Part 1 0f 2

The start of a walk from Inverness city centre along the River Ness. 
Across the foot bridge.  
The main road bridge over the River Ness. The city centre is off to the right. 
Inverness Cathedral. 
Inverness Castle. 

A couple of locals. 
Swirling river water under the bridge. 
Looking back towards the city centre. 

Another foot bridge. 

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Carnforth Station & Heritage Centre

The iconic station clock that featured in the film, 'Brief Encounter,' starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. 
The Heritage Centre is a treasure trove of artefacts and railway memorabilia. It is free to visit. 

London and North Western Railway boundary marker. 

The Leeds to Lancaster train calls at Carnforth station. 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Cromarty Revisited

We never turn down the chance of revisiting Cromarty. Just a handful of views this time, the first of which show the headlands called The Sutors, guarding the entrance / exit to and from Cromarty Firth.  Look at that blue sky! 
South Sutor. 
Looking across to Nigg on the other side of Cromarty Firth. 

Our travelling mascots. 

Monday, 27 April 2015

Bowness In Winter

This set of photographs were taken at Bowness a few weeks ago, with hardly a tourist to be seen! It was a grey, overcast day, as can be seen from above. 
The lake looked very cold.  
Feeding the birds, with a dog watching. 
The shutters were down on the booking office. 

Miss Westmorland. 
Miss Cumbria. 
A local waddling by. 
Cruises on Windermere were still operating for a hardy few. 
A lone yacht. 
A grey and murky scene.  
Gulls guarding the jetty. 

A swan waiting for a bacon roll.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Edinburgh: The Water of Leith

The Water of Leith flows through Edinburgh to the por tof Leith where it enters the sea via the Firth of Forth. It is 22 miles long starting in the Pentland Hills. It is hard to believe that the walkway featured in this series of photographs is only a matter of a few hundred yards from the bustling city centre of Edinburgh, yet it is so peaceful here, and an area that is missed by tourists, and possibly by some locals as well. 

The very high road bridge over the Water of Leith. You really are down in a valley here. 

St. Bernard's Well. A natural spring was discovered in 1760. It soon became a visitor attraction, as at that time 'taking the waters' was thought to be very good for the health and well being of people. 
The building was designed by Alexander Nasmyth in 1789 and the statue inside represents Hygela, the Greek Goddess of health. 

Looking back at St. Bernard's Well. 

This really is a most delightful and easy walk.