The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

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The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

by Fraz » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:33 pm

way to many to post so have done them as as silde show and the links are below ..and have down a wee write up as well, hopefully the rest will also add pictures to this as well

Well yet another great weekend touring round the Highlands was nice to have two new faces this year Ian and Rich, and they thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. So next year hopefully more will be attending. I know they both have said they will be coming along next year and as you can see its not a condition that you actually take a Calibra (though Ian did get some stick for having a Merc) We had the usual bunch as well myself, Steve, Ally, Mr C and Richard who both travelled a few hundred moles just to get here for the start.

Once again we started off on the Friday and after some stressful events that occurred prior to the start with Steve, we did eventually meet up just outside Balloch Loch Lomond, and it was thunder storms and heavy rain!!! But we drove through that up to Fort William to the first B&B. Some dinner and then to bed already for an early start on the Saturday

Saturday morning we all set off up to Mallaig to catch the Ferry, we did stop on the way to get some photos at Glenfinnan the famous hallowed ground for many Scots because of the historic associations with the Jacobite cause. It was here in 1745 that Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the standard in front of his gathered army to signify the beginning of the doomed second Jacobite rising that would become known as the "45" and not forgetting the other famous structure that is also there the viaduct. This of course is now famous for featuring in the Harry Potter films as the Hogwarts Express steams across on its way to the school.

Then over the sea and on to Skye, quick run up the roads to a nice lay by for a few photos of the Cullins. Then a drive up to Dunvegan. Here though we got separated and Ian and I just headed to Portree as the rest had followed the route and it was going to be to late to catch them up, Portree had a RNLI open day so we got to see that and just missed the helicopter display as unfortunately they then went past us as we waited, but we all met up again

From here we went over the Skye bridge and headed for the Applecross road, stopped to wait on Richard who we then found out had headed for Inverness, Off we went and up the Applecross road though Ian and I stopped to take a few picture from the other side of the Loch as the rest headed up.

From here we took the scenic route to Inverness and the second overnight stop, another good meal and bed all ready for the last leg on the Sunday. We set off in the rain down to Granton on Spey and a quick fuel stop, here once again we got separated and the rest headed down the A9 and cut over to Bridge of Cally and into Blairgowrie and we all met up again. From here we set off over to Crieff and once again we got separated and only Richard and Ian with me headed along Lochearn down to Callander and over the Dukes pass to Aberfoyle, it was here Ian and I said farewell to Richard 9after making sure he did have Steves postcode to get back)

Was a great weekend and getting lost on a few places all adds to the adventure, as for next year I have no idea what route we will take as running out of roads u in the highlands, but I am sure I can sort something out

Here are the pictures I took in a rough order of the route enjoy !!!!

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And the bit the rest went up further and Ian and I went our wee excursion

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and the road to Portree no doubt the rest will have some picture of the bits Ian and I missed

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we met up here again

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that’s Skye all over and done with and now heading for Applecross road

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and now over to the second B&B at Inverness

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And now the Sunday and the road home from Inverness not many of the first part as was raining rather heavy

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and this section was when it was only Ian and I as the rest went another route

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We all meet up again and set off

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at this last section only Ian and Richard

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Re: The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

by rich30mex » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:34 pm

heres just a couple to give you a taster

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Re: The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

by craigyboy » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:36 pm

looks good mate at least the weather was ok
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Re: The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

by RobbieV » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:38 pm

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Re: The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

by leelee » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:38 pm

Great Pics
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Re: The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

by MadOnVaux! » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:39 pm

Bloody awesome pics...I know that area very well, been there loads.

Great shot of Applecross there too :)
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Re: The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

by rich30mex » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:44 pm

some good pictures there fraz

come on steve your turn get them pics up
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Re: The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

by v6 steve » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:53 pm

What a great weekend, next year we need to do applecross road, the road up to the caves, the inverness 140 race track, the bridge of cally road , and no F*** boats lol

rich30mex wrote:some good pictures there fraz

come on steve your turn get them pics up



not sure if mine can be posted up the video will only be for private viewing
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Re: The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

by rich30mex » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:01 pm

v6 steve wrote:

not sure if mine can be posted up the video will only be for private viewing


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Re: The Highland Tour 2011 pictures

by Fraz » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:02 pm

fixed the links so should be a slide show on them all
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