Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Sunset changing colours

Sunset changing colours 2/5This was the sunset as we sailed out of Hardangerfjord before leaving Norway in May.  (series of 4 photos)

The sun kept reappearing and then,  as we sailed out of the fjord and the height of the hills dropped,  setting again.

All the edited photographs are now uploaded to Flickr but they'll eventually be posted here when I write the detailed posts later in the year.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Yacht at Corran Narrows

Yacht at Corran Narrows
We thought, at first, that this was a Colin Archer until it got closer and we could see the shape of the hull was wrong.

Any ideas?

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Newcastle :: Bergen ferry

The news this weekend, is that a new consortium are intending to reintroduce the Norway ferry from Newcastle.

news report

Newhaven Boats

Boats in Newhaven harbour
Another sunny day-  this time 12 May 2012.

We were staying in the Premier Inn (Leith),  which you can just see near the end of the pier in the photo.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor
Photograph taken while we were travelling across Rannoch Moor to Edinburgh in advance of our Norway part III trip.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Norway part IV- train tickets

Marco Polo- Bergen view
The pre-cruise hotel for Norway part IV was booked ages ago but it wasn't possible to buy the return part of the train tickets until now.

Because the York to Edinburgh train was delayed after the last cruise, East Coast refunded the cost of the journey in vouchers. The vouchers can't be used online so it made sense to book the complete 1st class return journey online at the good price and retain the vouchers for use in 2013 (they are valid for 12 months).

I've really got to keep saying how good the first class service is on the East Coast trains. This time the fare was almost the same as booking second class and, with free meal/sandwiches and coffee included, is better value.

Still a couple of months to go but starting to get organised again for this last cruise of the year (as far as I know).

(photo from Marco Polo in Bergen,  April 2012)

Marco Polo anchored in Tobermory

Marco Polo anchored in Tobermory
on 27 April 2012

This photograph was taken on the small camera as we went ashore in the tender boat.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Finished editing photos

There are rather a lot of them so I'm going to upload them to Flickr in small batches,  probably discarding more of them as I go.

I'll put the link here when the whole set is uploaded.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Calmac and Ocean Countess

Calmac and Ocean Countess
Lord of the Isles, Isle of Mull and Ocean Countess in Oban today.

(click through for other ships,  it was busy with Clansman, Eigg, Finlaggan and Minerva all putting in appearances)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Photo editing

I'm slowly working through the photographs from the most recent trip and also some of the video.   With the sun shining outside and the opportunities to take photographs over the last few days,  editing is low down the list of priorities.

To see what is happening at home,  follow Totally Scotland .

Ocean Countess visits Loch Linnhe (video)

Monday, 4 June 2012

Ocean Countess visits Fort William

Cruise & Maritime's  'MV Ocean Countess'  on a port call to Fort William today.

Arriving through Corran Narrows early this morning

Anchored on Loch Linnhe at Fort William

Tender boats to the Crannog

View down Loch Linnhe from West Highland College

From the other side of Loch Linnhe,  looking at Fort William with Ben Nevis in the background.