Posted on October 28, 2012
Oh, wow, I really took way to many photos on this trip! Have to make a part I and II from the last day, so it doesn’t seem like so much. It’s not that easy to limit yourself when there is so much beautiful stuff to photograph!
The last day of the trip was finally here, and we still had the best weather we could possible wish for! Went looking for Nessie in Loch Ness without any luck, bought a lot of sweets and went to the place where the battle of Culloden found place in 1746. If you want, you can read more about this battle here. It made a strong impression on us.
The rest of the day will be posted in another post later this week!
Posted on October 26, 2012
Day two! The liquid sunshine disappeared and left us with some real sun and nice temperatures. We left the hostel and Loch Ness early in the morning, heading for the Isle of Skye! We were told that Skye most likely would be a rather cold and misty experience, but to our big surprise (and the guide who couldn’t stop saying “oh my god, a very, very nice day indeed”) instead of fog and cold we were met with sunshine and warmth! Hurray!
We stopped in a tiny town for lunch, and me and my sunshine went on our own walk discovering this old tower of some sort with the most amazing view. A perfect place to act like the Vikings we are and scream “Norwaaay”!
Posted on October 23, 2012
Finally, the weekend was here! This trip was amazing in so many ways. Can’t believe I won this!
We depatured from Edinburgh at 08.30 in the morning with the Haggis-bus with 27 other people and our own guide for the trip named “Paddy”. He called the rainy weather for liquid sunshine and wanted us to scream “AYE” as pirates when he called our name. Funny guy.
The first day was a lot of driving, but also a lot of stops at different places to take some photos. I must say, what a pretty country this is. The nature was just amazing, even with all the rain and fog!
We stopped at the Commando Memorial Area of remembrance, which made a really strong impression. Young men in their twenties, same age as myself, who died fighting in Afghanistan,. Some of the memorials were dated the 80’s, while some others were as new as 2012…
After driving the whole day with plenty of amazing stops, we finally arrived at Inverness and Loch Ness where we stayed at a hostel for the first night.
Part two coming up!
Posted on October 16, 2012
The last bunch of photos taken this summer, thought it was about time to share them.
There is so much to do these days! School is hard, but I really, really enjoy it here. It is so nice to be able to make my own food whenever I want, and to sleep in a big, soft bed. I got the best flat mates I could ever wish for as well, so life is great!
I’m leaving with my sunshine this friday, for our three day-adventure with haggis adventure, the trip I wrote about here. Can’t wait! A whole weekend away from school work, with my sunshine and with so many opportunities to take some amazing photos! I really hope we get some sunny days, even though the weather forecast says it’s going to rain… But fingers crossed!
Posted on October 13, 2012
Went to the zoo with one of my friends this week, hoping to get some great pictures of all the animals. Unfortunately, most of the animals were either sleeping or… not there. A lot of empty cages made the day into something that could remind us of a game of “hide and seek”. The animals were hiding, and we couldn’t find them. Also, most of the animals had very limited space, which made me kind of sad. I’m used to the amazing zoo in Kristiansand, where the all the animals have huuuuge areas.
Anyways! It was a nice day, and we did get to se the giant panda (you have to book an appointment to meet the panda!), and we had a good time in the quest of finding the animals.
Don’t think I will go back, though. I prefer them in their wild habitat, not in a 5×5 m cage.
Posted on October 8, 2012
It seems like no matter where you go, there is some enormous castle hiding behind the next turn. It is so pretty here, I still walk around like a tourist with my camera, taking pictures of every single building. We had some nice days now with sun and that great autumn air, which is perfect for taking lang walks and exploring the city even more.
I moved this week to a self catered accommodation and got four amazing flat mates! So happy right now, this was what I wanted the whole time. I can finally make my own food and eat whenever I want!
Posted on October 4, 2012
Yesterday was such an amazing day. The weather was so nice with just the right temperature as well, in other words: a perfect go-for-a-walk-with-my-camera-day! Since I’m still at Pollock Halls I thought I’d check out the enormous chain of mountains that I look at every day from my room: Arthur’s seat. This is the remains of an extinct volcano, which is kind of cool.
This was such a nice walk, I enjoyed every second of it. It’s not a hard climb at all, the mountain itself is no more than 250 m in height, and there are so many paths to follow. But if you want to advance it a bit, you can always do what I did and walk everywhere else than where the paths went. It was really windy at the top, which made my self-portrait shoot a bit hard when I tried to use the timer. I looked like a crazy person running from the camera and over to the place where I put the focus. Almost tripped once, that gave me a near death-experience-feeling when looking down the steep hill.
It seems like autumn is finally arriving. I can’t wait to take this trip again when all the beautiful autumn colors starts to spark.
Posted on October 1, 2012
This Saturday I went to Leith to finally fulfill my promise: drink my first Guinness while wearing the weird, orange earring I got as a gift earlier this summer.
My sunshine and I got on a bus which 30 min later dropped us off in Leith, a surprisingly short trip with a lot of beautiful buildings to capture with my camera on the way. We still look like tourists whenever we go outside, looking more up pointing at all the buildings than checking if we walk on red lights. It’s a miracle that we haven’t been hit by a car yet.
Have to say, the Guinness tastes just as bad as every other beer I’ve ever tasted. I survived long enough to get a picture taken before I gave the beer away to my sunshine while enjoying some red wine myself. All in all a great day.