mb - 11. Windfarm in the highest North of Scotland's Mainland - Schottlands Festland hoch im Norden

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Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 5, 2009

I had to find a bed here, because it was getting late and the map showed fewer settlements, the further Westward I went. After some searching, I was lucky to find a hot pot of tea and a simple place - no, not this one in the picture. ;))

Ich musste wohl bald ein Bett finden, nicht nur wegen der späten Stunde; denn die Karte zeigte mir, dass, je weiter gegen Westen ich fuhr, umso weniger Gelegenheiten zum Übernachten würde es geben. Nach einigem Suchen fand ich schliesslich ein einfaches B&B mit einem heissen Krug Tee - nein, nein, nicht das Gebäude im Bild. ;))

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on March 6, 2009

Hi Swissmay;

Very beautiful scenery, small house, how beautiful, spring has arrived .. Congratulations ..

Wishes, greetings from Turkey .. Ismail

Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 6, 2009

Thank you very much, Ismail! The photo is from June 2008. Best greetings, May

thor☼odin™ on March 6, 2009

Oh so nice to see pictures from your 2008 venture May...Good you found better lodging than this shed here.... Best wishes, Peter

Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 6, 2009

Lieber Peter, vielen Dank für deine Besuche und Kommentare! I am happy, someone reads my texts below the photos. :) Yes, the lodging I found was a little better than that one. ;) In this region it's not very easy to find an accomodation as a single person. Warm regards, May

Jurgis Karnavicius on March 7, 2009

I also read your texts below the photos May:)... and in fact it's a part of the picture, sometimes with very interesting information, thank you:) Cheers, Jurgis

Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 7, 2009

Jurgis, I am very pleased, that you are interested in the information as well, thank you very much! This picture above is close to a military airport and a nuclear plant. Besides there are only a few towns and villages on this part of the coast. I enjoyed the long days in June and I guess, Lithuania must be about the same latitude as the North of Scotland. Warm regards, May

Hank Waxman on March 8, 2009

Thanks May. I've never been north of Inverness. It's very pretty up there.

Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 8, 2009

Hank, thank you! I love the solitude up in the North, the winds and the bright nights. I went to sleep at midnight, when it was still bright and awoke at 3 am, when it was bright again. :) Best wishes, May

Jurgis Karnavicius on March 8, 2009

Thanks for your response May, I see this photo is taken at the latitude 58°, Vilnius is at 54°, so there was a little bit brighter. Last year I was in beginning of July near Kuusamo in Finland which is at 65°, that was already impressive, in fact no darkness at all:) Kind regards, Jurgis

Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 12, 2009

Jurgis, thanks for coming back! I found it already impressing in the North of Scotland, how very much more it must be in the higher North. Best regards, May

Cher Domi, je te remercie pour ta visite! Oui, je l'aimais beaucoup, il y avait un vent énorme, parfait pour produire de l'énergie. Amitiés, May

Murat Kurtel on March 14, 2009

Thank you for your visits to my country have done. I hope you like.

This is wonderful photo !!

Greetings murat

Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 15, 2009

Thank you, Murat! Yes, I like your country very much. I have met very friendly people. Greetings, May

Harry Taggart on March 20, 2009

Ma Grannie,s Hieland Hame, May.LOL cheers scally.

Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 20, 2009

:) Hi Scally, thanks!

Ian Stehbens on May 5, 2009

With the windmills doing their bit to reduce carbon footprints, it suggests the roof patches may be solar panels. The hut may have had hot running water and a warm place to stay, May!! LOL

Dear May,

It really is wonderful to wander through Thurso and along the coasts of Scotland with you, then plunge again into the beauty of Engadin!


Margrit M. Berger (S… on May 7, 2009

LOL! Maybe there would even have been access to the internet and a soft bed of straw, Ian! Those few photos from Scotland are just to tease you. The others will have to wait to be uploaded till maybe next year. I don't know yet exactly, where I will go to this summer. First of all I want to see my two grandchildren in Northengland. One thing I know, there will be some more photos to upload during the next 5 years or so. :)

My warmest regards, May

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 5, 2009
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    by Margrit M. Berger (S…
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3
    • Taken on 2008/06/12 17:21:11
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 23.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash