Saturday, 30 March 2013

Beautiful weather

We have sunshine in the western highlands of Scotland,  lots of sunshine,  even if the temperatures are low.

As long as the sun continues to shine,  I'm going to be outside, enjoying the good weather and not sitting at the computer updating the blog.  Sorry,  but I'm sure you will agree?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Wildfires, smoke over Loch Sunart

Wildfires, smoke over Loch Sunart
Unlike the rest of the country, some of NW Scotland is tinder dry and this is the result.

Taken near the Lochaline/Strontian road junction.  The fire is on the hillside and the smoke is blowing out over the loch.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Videos from February cruise

6 videos now online (see the video page)

This one is our last port of call,  Bergen,  before Boudicca heads back across the North Sea towards Portsmouth.

We arrive during a beautiful sunrise and spend some time ashore.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

February cruise photos online

Cathedral of the Northern LightsBoudicca lit up in BergenBergen from aboveBergen at duskBoudicca in Bergen sunsetBergen- Hurtigruten arrival 2/2
Bergen- Hurtigruten arrival 1/2Empty fish marketColourful busesAskoy Bridge from arriving BoudiccaBergen oil portDeparting Kristiansund
Deck party leaving KristiansundKristiansund boat museumOld Sundbåt in Kristiansund museumFish restaurant, KristiansundSmia restaurantKristiansund cafe
Kristiansund SARKristiansund transportFramnes, replica SundbåtSildegutten, KristiansundKristiansund clockSundbåt in Kristiansund
... more

The videos are still being edited and then the blog will be updated with much more detail for the cruise.

Friday, 8 March 2013


We're home,  home to explore Scotland for the next 3 months.

Currently charging up camera batteries and planning our travel schedule...   any particular suggestions?  I'd really like to see snowdrops and I've got a castle or two to visit.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Preparing photos and video

Going to spend a few days editing photographs and video material then will update the blog with much more...

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Heading Home

Unfortunately Discovery was unable to sail for this cruise and passengers have been sent home.

The crew of the ship have been marvellous and worked so hard to try and make our cruise happen.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Day 2

An interesting day with the taxi ride out to the Port of Bristol (Avonmouth) where we were met with buses and taken on a scenic tour down to Portland. After a 'comfort stop' we arrived in Portland and embarked Discovery.

We weren't sure whether the crew were going to be from CMV or VoD and it is so good to see that they are the crew from the Ocean Countess.

It's like catching up with old friends !