Shetland. Sumburgh Hotel towards Sumburgh Head lighthouse.

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Comments (9)

14MAN02 on June 22, 2010

Nice picture! I´m a biker,too! Greetings from germany!

brian gillman on June 23, 2010

Thanks 14Man02. Good to hear from another motorcyclist. Always lots from Germany in Scotland. Perhaps you were one of them?

Regards, Brian.

David Brown Photogra… on March 29, 2011

This is starting to get scary Brian

My wife and I met in this hotel.

We went to live in Hampton and she worked in Kingston (near your present stomping ground).

We traveled all around Kingston, Surbiton, Twickers etc.

We holidayed in the Lake District until we finally moved there - 20 minutes from Portinscale, Threlkeld and Keswick (another of your few favorite places).

Then we spent our spare time in guess where - Glencoe, Skye and all the other places you love!

I must have met you, at least once!

Small world huh?


brian gillman on March 29, 2011

Yep, and getting smaller, Jethro. You must know The Victoria (Surbiton), The Queen's Head (Twickenham) and The Orange Tree )Richmond. Sadly, The White Hart at Hampton was demolished several years ago. If you frequented any of these, then almost certainly we have breathed the same boozy air! I cannot imagine a better place to meet your wife than The Sumburgh Hotel. Shetland must be a very special place for you. I am really pleased this photo brings back fond memories. (Did you stop off at The Sligachan Hotel on Skye? That's another really great pub).

Best wishes, Brian.

David Brown Photogra… on April 7, 2011

How many stories would you like concerning the Sligachan Hotel or the Padarn in Wales or..........

I best stop else I might give the wrong (right) impression!

:o) safe travels Brian


HF2007 on August 26, 2014

`Very nice. These are the right moto-cycles for this landscape. My R1 would not be happy there.

Greetings, Hans

brian gillman on August 26, 2014

Your R1 would like the empty roads though, Hans! - but yes, you do need space for luggage. R1 great bike built for speed but perhaps not for touring. My Pan Euro loved it and so did I.

Best wishes, Brian.

HF2007 on August 26, 2014

Oh yes, Brian, so is it. My R1 you can see on my avatar.

I've uploaded some photos from Iceland.

Best wishes, Hans

brian gillman on August 26, 2014

Thanks, Hans. I can spot a bike a mile away though! Had already noticed your avatar. (LOL).

Cheers, Brian.

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    by brian gillman
    • Camera: Canon CanoScan 5600F