1 EAGLETON NOTES: A Journey

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Sunday, 2 October 2011

A Journey

I spend a lot of time traveling.  Nowhere near as much time as many people.  For example I was with a friend yesterday who travels 50+ urban miles a day commuting.  Most of my traveling is pleasurable.  Much of it is by air but sometimes by sea and often by car.  So when I went to Callander on Thursday I decided to follow the sat nav and not my usual route.  What a revelation it turned out to be.  She took me over the Campsies - a range of hills to the North and East of Glasgow.  It was a road over which I had never traveled before.  It was beautiful.  So beautiful I came back the same way (and went over again today to Fintry for lunch).

Looking back to Callander.  (HDR image).
The little village of Kippen even has a very inviting good food shop
and several inns.
On the tops
On the Southern flanks
Fellwalking

13 comments:

  1. The landscapes are wonderful, Graham. I can certainly see why you might have wanted to go back the same way :) As beautiful as the first one is with the sky and the far-off hills, I think my favourite is the next-to-last one with the soft autumn colours.

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  2. What a wonderful surprise you found! Beautiful landscapes.
    The restaurant with all that coffee looks to be right up your alley!

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  3. I love these photos GB. Thankyou for your postcard. A lot has happened over the past few weeks but despite I really do appreciate your ongoing care, thoughts and love. Take care Graham x

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  4. Monica: As a picture I think that's my choice too.

    Lisa: Yes. It was a real surprise to find such a shop in so small a place.

    Jaz: Great to hear from you. Thanks. My thoughts are always with you.

    CJ: It was!

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  5. Fantastic landscape pictures! The first one could make a calendar print for October. Have I ever mentioned that I do have a thing not only for neglected places such as overgrown gardens and empty houses, but also for wide open spaces? There seems to be plenty of that around your area!

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  6. Oops, what happened here? My comment appeared twice... please delete one; I'm afraid if I do it, both will disappear.

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  7. Meike: No sooner said than done!

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  8. And I had come to the conclusion that you like wide open spaces because of some of your recent posts.

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  9. I found your blog via your brothers and I'm so glad I have.

    Looking forward to reading more,

    SP x

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  10. Glad to have you on board SP.

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  11. You know how I love a road that meanders so you know which shot I lingered at. Until I lingered at the others, that is! Looks like such a lovely time of year.

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  12. Mmmm, paradise. I want to be there.

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