Image-54: Pigsties near Duncanson's Wood, East Lothian - Studio Karel © 2003/04

Travel Photography ...

We do travel a little and I may, from time to time, place a few snaps on this page. Of course it is virtually impossible to represent what you have experienced in photographs, so that part we leave to your imagination.

Netherlands December 2021 ...

Published: 7 January, 2022 © Studio Karel

December 2021: We decided to go ahead with the planned December break in the Netherland despite the continuing Covid situation. It was not at all straightforward to figure out what was required or when and how things were changing, but we eventually sorted out the paperwork and booked the costly tests from and to the UK. At the end of our trip the rules changed on both sites of the Channel with things closing down in the Netherlands and and the introduction of an extra pre departure test on our return to the UK. Hardly anyone looked at these formalities and we never received our test results from Racoo on return to the UK, so you wonder if we're all just ticking the boxes. Anyway, we visited family and friends and enjoyed our time in Limburg and Friesland. The weather proved somewhat dull and grey, but we had a few nice crisp days.

For descriptions of the photos visit the album on Flickr.

Northern Scotland Trip September 2021 ...

Published: 25 September, 2021 © Studio Karel

September 2021: Because of the stay-cations it was very busy in Scotland over the summer. We usually skip theScottish summer for this reason and also to avoid the midge-maximum. It was not easy to find space for a tent on campsites in September, so we had to improvise a little. The plan was to go north, but camping was a problem, so we stayed a little further south in Sutherland and also spent some time the Assynt and Wester Ross. The weather was not at all bad, despite a few misty and rainy days, but that's to be expected. We had some intense midge encounters, but a little wind, rain and Smidge does wonders. We did another Munro in Glenshee (102/31), a Graham in Glen Gairn and a SIMM (six hundred meter mountain) at the Lecht. We had a closer look at the Moine Thrust and its related geology, visited the Bone Caves, walked to the Old Man of Stoer and made a boat trip on Loch Ewe. We also visited Dunrobinn Castle, a number of excellent local museums in Dornoch and Gairloch and the Inverewe Gardens in Poolewe. A lovely few days away, and possibly our last nights under canvas this year.

For descriptions of the photos visit the album on Flickr.

Borders Weekend July 2021 ...

Published: 7 July, 2021 © Studio Karel

July 2021: Just a weekend break in mid-summer. Again, it was hard to find space on campsites so we ended up in Carfraemill, just over Soutra Hill, to do a few lower hills and visit two gardens in the Scottish Borders. It had been a while since we visited Abbotsford (Sir Walter Scott's former abode) and even longer since we had been to Traquair House, Scotland's oldest inhabited house, and although the buildings were closed the gardens were open. We had not seen the new visitors centre and restaurant at Abbotsford either.

For descriptions of the photos visit the album on Flickr.

Tarland (Deeside) Trip May 2021 ...

Published: 22 May, 2021 © Studio Karel

May 2021: After a long winter of no-go anywhere the reigns were eased. East Lothian is nice, but we have been around over the last 40 years. So it's good to leave the county again and go somewhere else. We aimed for a week hillwalking in Royal Deeside and settled on a quiet campsite at Tarland. Not a bad week, despite the rain. One Munro (my 101st), one Corbett, one Graham and one Sub-2000 and some other bumps along the way. Also some lovely walks in the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve and around Tarland. We even had the bikes out for a spin along the Tarland Way.

Scottish Highlands 2020 ...

Published: 14 November, 2020 © Studio Karel

September 2020: Despite of Covid-19 we decided to take a short break in the Scottish Highlands. This months would normally have seen us in the Swiss Alps to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, but it was not to be. However we did enjoy our week up north.

The Netherlands Winter 2020 ...

Published: 20 March, 2020 © Studio Karel

February 2020: Just before lockdown we managed to have a two week trip to the Achterhoek in the east of the Netherlands. On the way back we encountered the storm 'Dennis' with some wonderful dramatic skies.

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