mb - 5. St. James Church of Cruden 'For Ian Stehbens'

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Comments (7)

May Margrit B. (Swis… on March 3, 2009

It doesn't look like it, but there was a strong wind and gushes of rain. I was glad to get back into the car.

Den starken Wind und den Regen glaubt man kaum, wenn man das Bild sieht. Jedenfalls habe ich mich schnell wieder ins Auto gesetzt.

Harry Taggart on March 4, 2009

You got a great shot of the Kirk, May despite the rain, which would soon go off, but that we breeze wil last a few weeks yet, LOL cheers scally.

May Margrit B. (Swis… on March 5, 2009

Thank you, Scally! The rain didn't really stop, only occasionally I got view of a spec of blue sky. I went a bit inland and back to the coast again and up to Fraserburgh, where I nearly got swept off by the wind. On my way to Banff and Huntly it rained without stopping. Cheers, May

May Margrit B. (Swis… on March 9, 2009

Here it was pouring down as well! :) Thank you for your comment, Blai! Greetings, May

Ian Stehbens on April 11, 2009

Dear May,

Thank you for this image and for your thoughtful dedication. A very interesting thing on this page is the sea fog (at one scale of the GE image) that blankets Aberdeenshire from Drums to Banff, concealing Cruden Bay, Peterhead, Fraserburgh. How I remember trying to drive through such a pea-souper all the way from Aberdeen almost to Dundee one night, on my own!

And here we are back in forebear country: Coldwells, Longhaven, Chapel Hill, Ellon, Broomfield, Mudhouse, Ythanbank. Thank you , May. Is this at Collieston or at Chapel Hill, 8km to the NE of Collieston?



May Margrit B. (Swis… on April 14, 2009

Dear Ian,

thank you, I knew that your forbearers came from this region. It's certainly not Collieston, but probably Chapel Hill, I hope that someone from the region can tell me the exact place. It wasn't right on the sea, but a few miles above, I used mostly side roads. I have done many rounds on all different roads in this region you mentioned. I wish I had a photofinder.

That day I drove around in this region and later on North to Peterhead, along the coast to Fraserburgh and along the Northcoast to Banff and down to Keith and 14 miles off Huntley, I found a B&B with the help of friendly Scottish people, of course again late at night night.

Warm regards, May

May Margrit B. (Swis… on January 25, 2012

Dear Ian, at last I've found the correct place for this church, thanks to Street View. I have so many more photos of Scotland, Ireland and England, I hope to upload them some day...! By the way, I've seen a documentation of Tonga recently, just to remind me to go back to your much more interesting stories and photos. Warmest regards, May

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 3, 2009
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    by May Margrit B. (Swis…
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3
    • Taken on 2008/06/10 13:08:51
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 4.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash