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Monday, 17 May 2010

Snap happy: A shiny new camera for my birthday!

Birthdays in your 40s aren't so bad when you get to celebrate them like this!
* A weekend at the fabulous hotel The Lovat in Fort Augustus
* Divine dinners at The Lovat, too
* Lots of nice wine and whisky at The Lovat, as well
* A gorgeously scenic, 70-mile cycle right around Loch Ness
* A trip to the romantic and fascinating Urquhart Castle
* A hugely informative photography workshop with NevisPix
* A challenging run up the Munro Geal Charn (Monadh Liath)
* And last, but by no means least, the wonderful company of my boyfriend, the G-Force.

And thanks to The G-Force I now have a shiny new camera (to replace the last one that suddenly died during a hill walk last month).

In this blog I reveal some of the weekend in pics:

Finally we reach the top of the hill on the
east side of Loch Ness. Huge slog but great views

Urquhart Castle, on the west bank of Loch Ness

A scenic picture taken on a NevisPix workshop

Another scenic picture taken on a NevisPix workshop

Me (in the distance!) atop Munro Geal Charn (Not so sure the G-Force
was paying so much attention in the photography workshop!)

The G-Force clearly very pleased to be on the Munro top, too!
(Quite pleased with my pic taking skills!)


  1. Looks like a memorable b-day weekend. x

  2. I think you should print the boats picture onto wee notelets - i would buy them!

  3. Wow! Thanks Tishminx. You're the second person to say this.. I love my new camera even more now!

  4. Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend. Hopefully there's a little bit of birthday brilliance still to trickle in.

  5. Bring you camera on saturday!

  6. bring your camera on satuday, that should say,

  7. except now I can't spell saturday

  8. you know what: goodnight. Your pictures are lovely.

  9. you're funny Mark! Almost 40 and you're totally losing it! x

  10. Looks like a stunning weekend, we've been getting great weather recently in Scotchieland, here's hoping it holds up! Hope NevisPix told you about the rule of thirds...

  11. Sounds like a perfect birthday weekend, lots of outdoors activities, plus good food, wine, comfy hotel - and of course excellent company! And all in our beautiful Scottish outdoors.

  12. Great pics Fiona, looks like a great weekend. Happy Belated Birthday! x