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Title: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on March 05, 2008, 02:06:27 am
One of my favorite places  :)

Quaint villages of the Cotswolds

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Thatched roof house in the Exmoor

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A toll road in Somerset

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Somewhere on the backroads of Somerset...

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Rolling terrain near the entrance to the Exmoor...

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The fishing village of Clovelly.

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The rugged Cornish coast near Land's End

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The town of Totnes

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Idyllic Devonshire village

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A pub on every corner  :)

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Ever-changing skies

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Desolate moors in the Yorkshire Dales

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Greener landscapes in the Yorkshire Dales

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Typical stone-walled backroad in the Yorkshire Dales

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One of the paved motocross tracks that pass for roads in the Yorkshire Dales. The Buttertub Pass

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Main Street in the village of Dent.

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Vivid greenery abounds

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The Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District

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Lake Ullswater, the Lake District

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Richmond Castle near York

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Pastoral scenes are typical in northern England

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The stark beauty of the North York Moors

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Shropshire canals

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The A470, North Wales

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The Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales

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Approaching Snowdonia, North Wales

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Stopping for tea and crumpets

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Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: FJR-UK on March 05, 2008, 02:45:17 am
"A green and pleasant land."

Shocking! There a a few shots there with no motorcycle in them!  ;)

You take a fine photograph, sir. Nice one.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Ant on March 05, 2008, 04:51:01 am
Lies, all lies!! That can't be the UK, it is sunny in most of the photos!!  :crazy:

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The town of Beer down on the South coast.

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The Youth Hostel in Beer

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Name that landmark!

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A more typical British day by Loch Lomond

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The moors where I grew up in Derbyshire.

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Remind me why I went to the Midlands when I could've stayed here?

(http://antwilliams.smugmug.com/photos/160758739_H5e83-L.jpg)
My home town of Glossop

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Fort William in Scotland

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(http://antwilliams.smugmug.com/photos/160947849_qtu9N-L.jpg)
Which way is up? ;)

I feel like the bloody British tourist board now!

Off to the Lakes at Easter weekend so I ought to be able to get some nice photos of that area, maybe even with a bike in it! ;)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Guzzipat on March 05, 2008, 05:04:54 am
As you two left out Scotland, I have no choice but to remedy the omission.

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Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: FJR-UK on March 05, 2008, 11:31:48 am
Ant – One simply must make a pilgrimage to any town called Beer. Right?  :lol:
The walk to the west along the beach from Beer and then to Branscombe for a pint in the local is worth the trip, too.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: FKaiser on March 05, 2008, 11:48:02 am
Beautiful pic's!  Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Ant on March 05, 2008, 12:10:20 pm

Ant – One simply must make a pilgrimage to any town called Beer. Right?  :lol:
The walk to the west along the beach from Beer and then to Branscombe for a pint in the local is worth the trip, too.


That was my thinking exactly, it was the day after I'd bought my motorbike and I was looking on the map for somewhere to go. The word "Beer" just lept off the page and when I saw there was a Youth Hostel there I had to go :)
I did make that walk, it was a lovely weekend when I was down there. The pub in Beer on the cliff edge was nice, fish & chips and a couple of pints sat looking out to sea. Very good  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: R Doug on March 05, 2008, 12:29:08 pm
So, I turn 37 this month and I've only been touring on a bike since 2005.  England was already on my must-ride before I die list.  This thread solidifies it.  

I should have at least another 30-35 years of riding left in me.  I should be able to get there someday.  


Thanks for the images.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Guzzipat on March 05, 2008, 02:34:47 pm

So, I turn 37 this month and I've only been touring on a bike since 2005.  England was already on my must-ride before I die list.  This thread solidifies it.  

I should have at least another 30-35 years of riding left in me.  I should be able to get there someday.  


Thanks for the images.



More than 30 I hope, I am 66 and still touring. This year I am planning a long trip, as I am retired. 3 months touring, about 8 countries. All them roads and different beers, can't wait.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: R Doug on March 05, 2008, 09:30:32 pm



More than 30 I hope, I am 66 and still touring. This year I am planning a long trip, as I am retired. 3 months touring, about 8 countries. All them roads and different beers, can't wait.


I very much hope you post up a ride report!


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: miles on March 05, 2008, 10:05:15 pm
All these "Pics of___" threads are friggin' killing me.  The Canadian pics, now this.  The crummy exchange rate is not making me happy.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Aero on March 09, 2008, 11:46:04 am
Here's a couple of the Wye Valley on the England/Wales border. Taken November 2006, you can see the trees changing their colours. The weather is not always so nice in November!

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Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Jeff N on May 13, 2008, 01:39:20 am
This one is beautiful.

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Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Ant on May 13, 2008, 03:25:48 am
(http://antwilliams.smugmug.com/photos/293435250_Hgon8-L.jpg)

Glencoe - Scotland

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Somewhere on the Northern Coast of Scotland

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Near to the Isle of Skye

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The top of Bealach Na Ba pass (pass of the cattle). The highest road in the UK, sea level -> 2000ft -> sea level in 30 miles. On single track roads with 20% gradient in places.

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On the way up the pass.

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The famous Castle Dornoch

(http://antwilliams.smugmug.com/photos/293357581_bcUig-XL.jpg)

(http://antwilliams.smugmug.com/photos/293347247_CizQ8-L.jpg)


I could just keep on going but I will stop there :) Sufficed to say I am now in love with Scotland, the Highlands and the Isle of Skye particularly.



Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Ant on May 13, 2008, 03:28:33 am
Quote from: Orson
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Oh one more, in response to this photo of near Lands End.

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John O'Groats, the end of the road.
Not quite so dramatic a shot but the rugged coast was hidden behind an inconveniently placed house!


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Global Rider on May 13, 2008, 04:20:57 pm
Lies, all lies!! That can't be the UK, it is sunny in most of the photos!!  :crazy:


Been there twice; got rained on twice.  :lol:

And for the other times I was just passing through at London-Heathrow...it was raining then as well. :angry3:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Ralf on May 14, 2008, 10:23:27 am

You just have to be here when the sun's out!  :lol:

In London, we haven't seen rain for a week. Today is overcast – first day for a week that hasn't been glorious. Everybody is already wondering if the reservoirs are full enough to have a dry summer.

Here's a rape field in Lincolnshire taken a couple weeks ago. And, oh, my new FJR as well.  :inlove:

(http://homepage.mac.com/jerrys_ibook/.Pictures/bike_rape.jpg)




Congratulations on the new bike  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: FJR-UK on May 14, 2008, 02:17:51 pm
Congratulations on the new bike  :thumbsup:


Thanks, but it's not new any more. I dropped it at 350 miles. It's 75 lbs. heavier and the saddle is 10mm higher than my old bike. Just enough to catch me out during one of my routine parking maneuvers. The main damage was to my ego.

You can't see the scratches when you're sitting on it, though. The bike is more refined than my 2002 model. Smooth. Very.

We're off to Brugge this weekend. I'll post some happy snaps. We'll be in the company of two hired Harleys (a birthday present) so we're keeping the mileage down and hoping for this sunny weather to continue.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Beck-zuki on June 02, 2008, 11:49:18 pm
Thanks for all the lovely shots, guys!  (Although they make me very sad about the exchange rate....)  And congrats on the (nearly) new bike, FJR-UK!  Looking forward to your next trip report.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: FJR-UK on June 03, 2008, 01:23:11 pm
And congrats on the (nearly) new bike, FJR-UK!  Looking forward to your next trip report.


Thanks. I am really enjoying the new bike. Regarding the trip report, unlike Orson's which run and run (and rightly so) if you blink, you miss mine. The link is here:
https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,25889.0.html

Cheers!  :beerchug:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: BigHoss on June 06, 2008, 03:19:46 am
Man o man I wished I had gone over there.  I dated a girl from Scotland for a while, I don't remember the town she was from but I remember her talking about an extended train ride from Inverness. She was from the Highlands. Drever was her last name and she was one of the funniest girlfriends I ever had.

Keep the pics of the UK comming, one day I'll make it over there..


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Air_Bob1 on July 18, 2008, 05:33:23 pm
Beautiful pictures!

It makes me want to go home to Scotland! :bigok:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on July 19, 2008, 11:36:03 pm
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, South Wales

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Preseli Hills

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Elan Valley, Wales

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/NEVINCOS001.jpg)

Mid-Wales

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/NEVINCOS008.jpg)

Snowdonia National Park

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/NEVINCOS013.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Explorer on July 21, 2008, 02:13:31 am
 :drool: :drool: :drool: You people are killing me here!!! I MUST make it over the pond SOON!!


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: tenbears on July 28, 2008, 09:22:43 am
What a great collection of shots!

Odd, isn't it, that we don't often see this type of thing on the touring boards. I guess most of us natives are pretty complacent when it comes to our own roads, so we end up just writing and showing shots of the more exotic places we visit/ride.

Great stuff.

I'm off down to Devon for a few days....


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on July 28, 2008, 09:38:32 am

What a great collection of shots!

Odd, isn't it, that we don't often see this type of thing on the touring boards. I guess most of us natives are pretty complacent when it comes to our own roads, so we end up just writing and showing shots of the more exotic places we visit/ride.

My friend in Nottingham said the same thing about my Yorkshire Dales pictures. He said he ridden those same roads numerous times but never thought it worthy to stop for a photo.

yes, complacency breeds contempt  :D I'd be the same way if I'd ridden those roads hundreds of times.

Of the countries I've ridden in Europe, the UK (ok, so it's not Europe) ranks highly with me  :)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: FJR-UK on July 28, 2008, 10:11:07 am
... the UK (ok, so it's not Europe) ...


Some of us think the UK is part of Europe, some of us don't. It could be as close as 49%/51%, but the government doesn't know which way we are swinging from moment to moment, so there has never been a vote.

I was thinking about you, Orson, just today on my way home from Lincolnshire. The A15 from Sleaford to Peterborough has some surprisingly beautiful, hilly, curvey places. As I was cruising by all the photo opportunities I wondered how often you actually stop and go back for a shot. I can't be arsed...  :lol:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: tenbears on July 28, 2008, 10:15:22 am
Yeah... for sure... I guess its that familiarity thing.

Mind you, one of the first things I always notice when returning from jaunts abroad is just how terrible the road surfaces are over here. When you consider just how much cash gets generated on our roads I'm left gob-smacked at just how poorly maintained they are.

Around here [in Surrey] they've chosen to resurface with what must be the cheapest, crappiest option going – somesort of tarmac base with liberal sprinklings of loose chippings.  :crazy: On the surface it turns A roads into what looks like shitty D roads!!! WTF do they do with all those funds? Compounded, too, by the fact loads of Brits are facing huge back taxes on their vehicles...

It never ceases to amaze me just how incompetent local councils & government are – if it happened in the private sector they'd all be out of a job... yet they plod on, yeaar by year, repeating the same old hidious errors until such time they retire [dis]gracefully and feed off their handsome publicly funded pensions.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Global Rider on July 28, 2008, 11:07:45 am
As I was cruising by all the photo opportunities I wondered how often you actually stop and go back for a shot. I can't be arsed...  :lol:


That is one thing that plagues me. I pass sooooo many great photo ops daily when I'm in Europe, but I can't be bothered stopping or turning around. The roads are just too much fun and I'm there to ride.

BTW, are there any on-line lists of "motorcycle friendly accomodations" for the UK, as there is for Europe? The only places I came across were very pricey.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: FJR-UK on July 28, 2008, 03:33:13 pm
BTW, are there any on-line lists of "motorcycle friendly accomodations" for the UK, as there is for Europe? The only places I came across were very pricey.


Not that I'm aware of.

I've been actively touring in the UK (with the exception of Northern Ireland) since 1983 and I've never noticed anything like the Motorcycle Hotels that I spotted when crossing the Alps into Austria. Also, I noticed filling stations that had shelves over the toilets to place your helmet on. These accommodations are pretty much unheard of in the UK.

That's not to say that hoteliers are motorcycle-unfriendly. Um, unless you travel through Derbyshire. The RD350 set (and their descendants) ruined motorcycling for everyone in that neck of the woods. Some pubs in villages like Buxton won't allow entry if you are wearing leather.

Otherwise, the UK is pretty welcoming to bikers, we just don't have anything biker-specific. (Having said that, I did a quick search and found a motorcycle dating website that features a biker hotel in Blackpool. Lots of black leather and handlebar moustaches, I'll wager.)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Pookie on September 08, 2008, 05:01:10 pm
Just my 2p worth.......

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Loch Carron

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The beginning of the Pass of the Cattle

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Applecross Hotel car park

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Broadford, Skye

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Coral Beach, Skye

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/Tourance/20080722008.jpg)

Skye to Glen Elg ferry

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The Falkirk Wheel


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on March 08, 2009, 01:45:28 pm
Isle of Skye, Scotland

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/Picture035-2.jpg)

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

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Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Mr Sunshine on March 09, 2009, 11:58:59 pm

Around here [in Surrey] they've chosen to resurface with what must be the cheapest, crappiest option going – somesort of tarmac base with liberal sprinklings of loose chippings.  :crazy: On the surface it turns A roads into what looks like shitty D roads!!! WTF do they do with all those funds? Compounded, too, by the fact loads of Brits are facing huge back taxes on their vehicles...


That's called chip-seal here in the States.  Its tar with a bunch of chip rock thrown on top of it....then pressed in.  What sucks is when you ride the road right afterwards...rocks get thrown up alot and then you can't tell the difference between the "pavement" and the shouldars cause the color is the same.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: CDN on March 19, 2009, 12:46:02 am
Great pictures folks....but where's one of the Castle Anthrax?  Me REALLY wants to go there  :bigok:

Buttertub Pass looks divine  :inlove:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: yotes65 on March 19, 2009, 01:32:10 am
It never ceases to amaze me the quality of Orson's Photo's. I would love to win the lotto & hire Orson as a guide to show me around Europe & the UK for as long as the money last... it never hurts to Dream...


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on March 19, 2009, 08:38:23 am

I would love to win the lotto & hire Orson as a guide to show me around Europe & the UK for as long as the money last... it never hurts to Dream...

 :D

Thanks! But really, there's no need for a guide. Anyone can do it.

You just head on out, and you can't help but run into beautiful scenery  :)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on November 24, 2009, 05:04:55 pm
Bump for winter viewing  :)

always nice to reminisce of the beautiful British Isles  :)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on November 24, 2009, 05:06:52 pm
Says the man who submitted NO PHOTOS for this year's calendar  :fitz:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on November 24, 2009, 05:19:13 pm
I just couldn't bear to submit a non-2009 photo  :o :D


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Ralf on November 25, 2009, 09:53:09 am

Says the man who submitted NO PHOTOS for this year's calendar  :fitz:


That's pretty rough considering the man's grief this year  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on November 25, 2009, 09:59:27 am

That's pretty rough considering the man's grief this year  :thumbsdown:


Eh, I know what he's been through this year. But the calendar rules do not say that the photos have to be from the current year and I have no doubts that the Orson Archivestm are quite extensive.

And judging from the number of "reported posts" he sends the mods, Orson has enough time on his hands  :lol:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Ralf on November 25, 2009, 10:14:15 am



Eh, I know what he's been through this year. But the calendar rules do not say that the photos have to be from the current year and I have no doubts that the Orson Archivestm are quite extensive.

And judging from the number of "reported posts" he sends the mods, Orson has enough time on his hands  :lol:


He's probably just regrouping to return with a knockout punch in the new year ;)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on November 25, 2009, 10:16:01 am

He's probably just regrouping to return with a knockout punch in the new year ;)


Oh yeah, I can just see him pouring over maps and town descriptions, scheming and planning. He has some touring to make up, for sure! :burnout:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Ralf on November 25, 2009, 10:19:25 am



Oh yeah, I can just see him pouring over maps and town descriptions, scheming and planning. He has some touring to make up, for sure! :burnout:


Noblesse oblige! :cool:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: ANZAC on November 25, 2009, 04:41:23 pm
Thanks to Orson and all for the photos of the UK.  Been to Scotland and yes, it is the most beautiful place I have ever seen.  I want to go back and re-visit Scotland, see Ilse of Man TT, and the rest of jolly old England.

Must go to Totnes as I have a very distance family (Carew) member that was the Earl Of Totnes back during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 and King James.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: theoneandonly on January 04, 2010, 09:25:58 am
how come your bonnie changes to a guzzi tenni, and then to a v11 le mans (on an italian plate ? or did no one else notice ? and if pat can stop scaring me, by putting in a picture of his jackal, that, from the front is so similar to my stone ,but my side stand is black,but even my tentbag is the same colour!
 


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on January 04, 2010, 09:43:27 am

how come your bonnie changes to a guzzi tenni, and then to a v11 le mans (on an italian plate ? or did no one else notice ?   

I rode the Guzzi from Italy to the UK twice  :)

Then I bought the Thruxton to have a bike in the UK. Unfortunately, I don't get up to the UK as much as I had hoped to  :(


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: ANZAC on January 05, 2010, 11:26:19 pm

Just my 2p worth.......

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/Tourance/20080722004-2.jpg)

Loch Carron

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/Tourance/20080722005-2.jpg)

The beginning of the Pass of the Cattle

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/Tourance/20080722007-2.jpg)

Applecross Hotel car park

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/Tourance/20080722001-1.jpg)

Broadford, Skye

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/Tourance/20080722004-1.jpg)

Coral Beach, Skye

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/Tourance/20080722008.jpg)

Skye to Glen Elg ferry

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/Tourance/20080722003.jpg)

The Falkirk Wheel


Great photos!!  I love Scotland and took the drive from Edinburgh to Dingwall then back in one day  :eek:  We ran out of time and really need to go back.  Too much to see and do too quickly - very sad.  

What in the world is the Falkirk Wheel?  Some sort of water wheel?  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Troppo King on January 06, 2010, 02:11:20 am
No bikes in these pics....

 :p

Hyde Park

(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/DSC_0643_1.jpg)


(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/DSC_0674_1.jpg)




Blues and Royals...

(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/DSC_0677_1.jpg)



Ambulance bike in London

(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/DSC_0680_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Troppo King on January 06, 2010, 02:13:29 am
Queen's House...

(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/DSC_0701_1.jpg)



Trooper and his mount at Horseguards, Whitehall...

(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/DSC_0721_1.jpg)



The old Bill...


(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/DSC_0728.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on November 08, 2010, 01:49:45 am
Bump for winter viewing  :)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/Picture011-3.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/Picture028-3.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/Picture020-3.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/NEVINCOS008.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/NEVINCOS013.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/NEVINCOS016.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/Italy040.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/Italy051.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: notarian on November 08, 2010, 01:57:30 pm
Riding the UK, especially Scotland in the winter is for the very hardy or perhaps the very foolhardy. But, late winter (April) can be pretty good. Oh, you’ll still get rained on (a lot), probably get snowed on, gale force winds and all the while freezing your toes off.

There’s a lot of this – was much worse than pictured
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Late%20winter/DSCF0406.jpg)

Which leads to this
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Late%20winter/DSCF0404.jpg)

But the same day can be this – North Coast
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Late%20winter/DSCF0427.jpg)

And this – Loch Ness
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Late%20winter/DSCF0398.jpg)

An hour and a half later Castle Eileen Donan
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Late%20winter/DSCF1607.jpg)

20 minutes later
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Late%20winter/DSCF0950.jpg)

An hour later, melting snow brings high water on Skye
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Late%20winter/DSCF0963.jpg)

Followed by Old Man Storr, Skye – bleak and dreac
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Late%20winter/DSCF1366.jpg)

The next day brings bright joyfull sunshine – Tobermory, Mull
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Late%20winter/FXCD0023.jpg)

And best place in Winter? Absolutely, surrounded by whisky
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Late%20winter/DSCF0403.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: ANZAC on November 08, 2010, 10:09:15 pm
Those are awesome Scotland pictures   :thumbsup:

Is that one of Loch Ness taken from Fort William looking north?

We were over there in May and its was fairly mild.  No snow but plenty of rain and wind just like the Pacific Northwest.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: notarian on November 09, 2010, 04:25:37 am

Those are awesome Scotland pictures   :thumbsup:

Is that one of Loch Ness taken from Fort William looking north?

We were over there in May and its was fairly mild.  No snow but plenty of rain and wind just like the Pacific Northwest.


Loch Ness pic is dead centre south end of the loch just outside (East of) Ft. Augustus.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: FKaiser on November 09, 2010, 12:45:57 pm
Nice pics.., England has some of the best countryside.  I feel the need to travel  :cool:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Papa Lazarou on November 09, 2010, 03:29:57 pm

Nice pics.., England has some of the best countryside.  I feel the need to travel  :cool:


ENGLAND!!!!!!

Some here of Scotland, some of Wales, some of England..

This so called England is the lost lands-Lloegyr.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: notarian on November 09, 2010, 04:29:31 pm



ENGLAND!!!!!!

Some here of Scotland, some of Wales, some of England..

This so called England is the lost lands-Lloegyr.


Now, now Papa. Be nice. Kaiser was giving compliment.

"lost lands-Lloegyr" indeed. Lost to 40 million population (Lloegry alone, not the whole of England, 55M) potholed roads, a few hills... no serious motorbiker travels the region for long as its only to catch a ferry or pass through to ride Scotland, Wales or Northern England. The title is "Pictures of the UK" and, unfortunately but true, few ever stop for photos of Lloegyr in general.

Now, if there were to be a Lloegyric pandemic...


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Papa Lazarou on November 09, 2010, 04:45:29 pm


Now, if there were to be a Lloegyric pandemic...


One can only hope...BTW, you still owe us the last British Kingdom. It's called Strathclyde.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: ANZAC on November 09, 2010, 06:22:16 pm



Loch Ness pic is dead centre south end of the loch just outside (East of) Ft. Augustus.


Ft. Augustus that's it!!  Wasn't there a monastery there too and some of the earliest Nessie sightings by the monks?


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: notarian on November 10, 2010, 05:30:30 am



One can only hope...BTW, you still owe us the last British Kingdom. It's called Strathclyde.


Strathclyde, eh? Well, the statement is a definite maybe. Only because it recently took about 500 years to sort out. From 600-1100AD Strathclyde was ruled by the Scottish Kings of Alba, the Norse from Ireland, a short spell of England's Wessex Kings then regained by the Scots. Cumbria was included in this from time to time.

From strictly a biker point of view (not agriculturally), England got some of the best of it in Cumbria (Lake District) so there isn't that much to complain about.



Cumbria
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Europe%202010/DSCF0059.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/Europe%202010/DSCF0063.jpg)





Ft. Augustus that's it!!  Wasn't there a monastery there too and some of the earliest Nessie sightings by the monks?


ANZAC, it's Ft. Augustus Abbey (not really very old - around 1880) and, yes it is part of Nessieland.

Ft. Augustus - the Canal Lochs
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/FortAugustusCanalLock2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/notarian/DSCF1779.jpg)

Sorry, no pics of the Abbey




Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Peterpan on May 19, 2011, 01:04:00 pm
As my first post I upload an image taken last year in Scotland.


(http://tapatalk.com/mu/569e8791-4d4f-50cc.jpg)


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Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on January 03, 2012, 01:37:39 pm
There is something about British skies, an ever-changing palette of colors and shades. Even on a rainy day, the sun can suddenly breakout from beneath a canopy of clouds and set off an explosion of colors and rainbows. I don't think I've ever seen skies quite like them. Magical places.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0007.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0057.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0067.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0083.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0116.jpg)



Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: katrider on January 05, 2012, 08:19:05 pm
Couldn't resist adding a few of my own...

Ooops...I see I mislabeled the Clan Donald castle ruins...should MacDonald but of course all good Scots (and Irish too) will already know that.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on April 21, 2012, 01:46:10 am
Northern Ireland

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0142.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0146.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0148.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0158.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0160.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/IMG_0184.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: katrider on April 29, 2012, 11:35:29 am
Is thet the North West 200??


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on April 30, 2012, 12:51:01 am

Is thet the North West 200??

Yah...unfortunately, I only saw one race before an oil spill, and then, rain, and then a phoned in bomb threat put the kabosh on the program.

I still got a small taste of Irish road racing  :)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: ANZAC on May 03, 2012, 03:20:28 pm
That's the turn they make before the ride along the coast.  Famous race course   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on March 02, 2013, 10:29:56 am
Bump from Page 2

And for winter viewing  :D


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Daniel Kalal on March 02, 2013, 06:07:35 pm
(http://www.dankalal.net/2012trip15/photo418.JPG)

(http://www.dankalal.net/2012trip15/photo428.JPG)

(http://www.dankalal.net/2012trip15/photo492.JPG)

(http://www.dankalal.net/2012trip15/photo510.JPG)

(http://www.dankalal.net/2012trip15/photo586.JPG)

(http://www.dankalal.net/2012trip15/photo593.JPG)

(http://www.dankalal.net/2012trip15/photo421.JPG) (http://www.dankalal.net/2012trip15/photo420.JPG)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: spnorm on April 27, 2013, 06:14:14 pm
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/28/enu4uty6.jpg)
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Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 28, 2013, 09:43:41 am
Ely Cathedral from across the Fens:
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_164257_zps8e10c310.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_164257_zps8e10c310.jpg.html)

What the Fens used to look like before they were drained:
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130428_095206_zps9e248d30.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130428_095206_zps9e248d30.jpg.html)

Ely Cathedral:
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_094434_zpsa1c1f37e.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_094434_zpsa1c1f37e.jpg.html)

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_092826_zps43070ce7.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_092826_zps43070ce7.jpg.html)

Here, the film crew is packing up after filming Jupiter Rising: http://news.yahoo.com/jupiter-rising-details-emerge-look-movie-matrix-creators-001600631.html
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_082100_zpse9804788.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_082100_zpse9804788.jpg.html)

Interior shots (note 13ct paint remnants):
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_083601_zpsc757fe95.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_083601_zpsc757fe95.jpg.html)

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_082721_zps8cdf5172.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_082721_zps8cdf5172.jpg.html)

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_084158_zps6cf24401.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_084158_zps6cf24401.jpg.html)

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_083642_zpsc2ff9ce3.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_083642_zpsc2ff9ce3.jpg.html)

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_084927_zps8dd8724d.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_084927_zps8dd8724d.jpg.html)

Captain Vancouver (the name may be familiar to Canadians), against the Custom House at Kings Lynn:
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_110259_zpsab1175bf.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_110259_zpsab1175bf.jpg.html)

The Wash. Where King John lost his treasure wagon in the 1200s. You are welcome to dig for it:
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_134636_zpsb976829f.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_134636_zpsb976829f.jpg.html)

Castle Rising:
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g57/GeneralPig/20130427_150505_zps0d3ba7fe.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/GeneralPig/media/20130427_150505_zps0d3ba7fe.jpg.html)

Sorry if the quality isn't great-all taken on a tablet camera.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: FJR-UK on April 29, 2013, 10:27:37 am
We took our first ride of the season this weekend. We had not a drop of rain, but wore our rainsuits the whole time to fend off the cold!

We meandered around Kent and East Sussex before reaching our destination: Hove. The occasion was my mate's 50th on Saturday night. Sunday, we walked the seafront from Hove to Brighton Pier, heading into the Lanes for a meal. It was a beautiful, if chilly, weekend.

No motorcycle shots.

Brighton seafront
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p238/freelunch_photos/Brighton1.jpg)

Brighton seafront
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p238/freelunch_photos/Brighton2.jpg)

Brighton seafront
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p238/freelunch_photos/Brighton3.jpg)

Jazz in the sun, House Restaurant, Brighton
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p238/freelunch_photos/Brighton4.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: zzrwood on May 04, 2013, 06:46:54 am
My wife (Sue) and I made the trip from Australia to see what Orson meant when he talked about the beautiful UK skies...   Sue was in charge of camera duties from the pillion.  Here are a few she snapped in Wales, around Snowdonia...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Snowdonia/DSCN2100.jpg)

Shame about the traffic  :lol:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Snowdonia/DSCN2099.jpg)

Of course everybody told us it would always rain in the UK...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Snowdonia/DSCN2093.jpg)

To be honest, we were blown away by how beautiful the UK was...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Snowdonia/DSCN2077.jpg)

And Orson was right about the skies!  :inlove:

We've got more shots of Scotland and Ireland if anyone is interested.

Cheers

Robert in Oz


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: miles on May 04, 2013, 12:06:03 pm
Post them up!


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: zzrwood on May 05, 2013, 02:28:11 am
OK, you encouraged me!  :lol:

So, here are a few more of the Peak District in England as we headed for Scotland:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0132.jpg)

Everywhere we went was very green - after a while we stated to understand why...   :lol:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSC02224.jpg)

Not too many of the roads we ride in Oz look like this, unfortunately...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0134.jpg)

Occasionally, some funny blue stuff appeared in the sky - luckily it didn't hang around long enough to worry about...   :)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0153.jpg)

Mmmm, bacon - I think I need some bacon...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0247.jpg)

After breakfast of bacon and freshly laid eggs, we were off to sample some local roads...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0254.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0155.jpg)

After a while, the weather returned to normal - but it was still a lovely place to ride!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0158.jpg)

All in all, we were very impressed with the area - we would love to come back and try out a few more roads when they're dry...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0163.jpg)

Next stop was the Lake District...

Cheers

Robert in Oz


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: miles on May 05, 2013, 02:33:57 pm
Thanks, but is it greedy of me to want more?


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: zzrwood on May 05, 2013, 05:43:25 pm

Thanks, but is it greedy of me to want more?


No problem - I wouldn't mind a bit more of the roads and scenery in the UK either!

We left the Peak District and headed to the Lakes - not being too sure about the area as we had heard it was really touristy - and we did find that we had to share the roads - with sheep...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0461%20%281%29.jpg)

We headed into the more remote north-western parts of the Lakes and were rewarded with empty roads and beautiful vistas...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0395%20%281%29.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0397%20%281%29.jpg)

We even got a few more of Orson's "interesting" skies...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0389%20%281%29.jpg)

As well as quite a bit of that strange blue stuff!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/DSCN0569.jpg)

Here's a picture of the bike we took over - it really impressed as a very capable two-up mount on some tiny and rough back roads - as well as when the riding pace became "spirited"  ;)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/web_images/2012_biking/Peaks%20and%20Lakes/_DSC4296.jpg)

And then, on to Scotland - and some REALLY scenic roads...

Cheers

Robert in Oz


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on April 26, 2014, 06:07:02 am
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/DSC00031_zps3f6f93db.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/Orsoni/media/DSC00031_zps3f6f93db.jpg.html)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/DSC00044_zps0cdf077e.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/Orsoni/media/DSC00044_zps0cdf077e.jpg.html)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/DSC00062_zps382186fa.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/Orsoni/media/DSC00062_zps382186fa.jpg.html)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Orsoni/DSC00095_zps522b0824.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/Orsoni/media/DSC00095_zps522b0824.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on April 26, 2014, 07:13:44 am
Ah - whetting my appetite for my trip in June. Thank you!  :bigok:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: GvG on April 26, 2014, 08:02:54 am
Someone mentioned the weather......and appetite for a trip   :twofinger:

Towards Dartmoor
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/14018300564_b96ae32473_c.jpg)

Dartmoor
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7181/14014644471_85cbe289e1_c.jpg)

You should use the Eurotunnel (though the ferry is cheaper)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7180/14014651372_7c8900d40a_c.jpg)

Beaulieu
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Longleat House
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7388/14037965393_f4b6c598a2_c.jpg)

Typical British scenes in Cornwall  :D  (I've got to go visit Portmeirion in Wales.)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/13994719946_93a338acdf_c.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/14014650182_ac5bc44ddc_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on April 26, 2014, 08:26:41 am

You should use the Eurotunnel (though the ferry is cheaper)

We plan on taking the tunnel one direction and the ferry the other. We'll probably take the tunnel there, as we may take a ferry back to the Netherlands instead of France. I love not having a plan  :cool:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: GvG on April 26, 2014, 09:34:06 am

.....as we may take a ferry back to the Netherlands instead of France......

Why would you want to do that? :eek:

It's flat as a pancake and speed camera central over here.


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on April 26, 2014, 10:41:17 am


Why would you want to do that? :eek:

It's flat as a pancake and speed camera central over here.

Just trying to avoid London  :couch:   and are you saying that there aren't speed cameras in England?  :lol:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: GvG on April 26, 2014, 10:51:24 am
much less cameras and they're well marked


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: spnorm on September 12, 2014, 05:17:42 pm
A few from last weekend in south west Scotland and the English Lake District  :)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/15182615272_5bf42a8d56_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15182615272/)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/15160014256_95cc3fd479_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15160014256/)

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(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5562/15182416992_285378bd45_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15182416992/)

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(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/14995722970_d8e1bfeb88_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14995722970/)


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Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: FJR-UK on September 15, 2014, 12:36:52 pm
All nice shots (lovely blue skies), but I'm knocked out by the Vulcan bomber. I've stood under one in a museum, but I've never seen one fly. Thanks!

The Lancasters often fly over my brother-in-law's place in Lincolnshire, but I doubt he's ever seen a Vulcan fly - and he was in the RAF. Nice one...


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: sighthound on December 09, 2014, 06:55:01 am
This Topic is End?

Please Add more Photos :)
I Just moved from Italy to UK ( West Yorkshire ) and Take a lot of inspiration from all the photos about what to see and where to travel :)
 :crazy: :crazy:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on December 09, 2014, 12:25:31 pm
Well, when you put it like that!

These are all from Scotland 2014 (unfortunately, no bike was involved  :( )

Cairngorms National Park
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-VZ4B59b/0/L/IMG_0021-L.jpg)

Ullapool
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-973g73b/0/L/P1120060-L.jpg)

north of Ullapool
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-sGXVJBj/0/L/P1120072-L.jpg)

Somewhere west of Helmsdale
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-Dgt2MMc/0/L/P1120114-L.jpg)

Wildlife west of Helmsdale
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-MBPPcjC/0/L/P1120144-L.jpg)

Helmsdale
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-WRnDz7G/0/L/P1120162-L.jpg)

Not-so-wild life
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-QGKxR4t/0/L/P1120193-L.jpg)

Cairngorms National Park
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-JdDmVMJ/0/L/P1120241-L.jpg)

Cairngorms National Park
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-FKW27ND/0/L/P1120353-L.jpg)

Cairngorms National Park - view from top of Cairngorm peak
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-DLZPNLv/0/L/P1120356-L.jpg)



Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on December 09, 2014, 12:33:47 pm
Oban
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-pZQg7wv/0/L/P1120380-L.jpg)

Staffa Island
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-34Rrghn/0/L/P1120415-L.jpg)

Fingal's Cave (on Staffa)
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-9fL78PJ/0/L/P1120451-L.jpg)

Looking across to Iona
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-WSwLGbs/0/L/P1120474-L.jpg)

Near Dornie
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-ckTJ88C/0/L/IMG_0105-L.jpg)




Still interested??


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on December 09, 2014, 12:41:56 pm
Near Dornie
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-ckTJ88C/0/L/IMG_0105-L.jpg)

Sheepdog demonstration
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-sn4L8WL/0/L/P1120584-L.jpg)

Dunrobbin Castle
(http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Travel/TravelEurope/Scotland-2014/i-C2CZNG2/0/L/P1120603-L.jpg)



If you enjoyed that tour and want to know more, check out my website (http://dantesdame.com/main/scotland-the-highlands/) or ask me here!  :cool:


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: sighthound on December 10, 2014, 03:53:20 am
Thankssssss!!
Fantastic Photos!
i'm currently based in West Yorkshire, Huddersfield...Planning to explore the Area and the Nearest areas, then start explore the scotland as soon as the sun turn back to shine :)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: Orson on November 21, 2015, 02:40:01 pm
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Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: GvG on January 23, 2016, 07:13:38 am
To get us through these dark days.

Wales

Elan Valley
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1500/24189764489_6a37a34805_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1499/23930718283_4ef01dc3d8_c.jpg)

Bwlch Y Groes
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1559/24261994190_c599814e33_c.jpg)

Bryntail Lead Mine
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1499/24475235121_27d92fe610_c.jpg)

Bronaber to Llanuwchllyn
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1458/24262001930_4b3be3ca07_c.jpg)

Scotland

Loch Ness
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1613/24557498555_eef1056e7f_c.jpg)

Mealt Falls - Isle of Skye
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1484/24449185942_f208c3b4a3_c.jpg)

English-Scottish border
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1640/24475199911_f5dca923a4_c.jpg)

Eilean Donan Castle
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1556/23929334254_7f9f09a281_c.jpg)

Cairngorms
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1454/23930697043_e261d44d98_c.jpg)

Bealach na Bà
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/615/20139909773_6357ceb78e_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1643/24557516785_cd53c835a9_c.jpg)

Along the A836
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1468/24449204732_a04b1964de_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures Of The UK
Post by: David Morrow on March 08, 2017, 10:09:04 pm
I rented cars two years in row ( 2014 & 2015 ) and drove extensively around the UK. Many of those photo's sure bring back great memories - Skye, Buttertubs, Port Patrick ( that was our hotel in Port Patrick in the background of that photo )

The Scots have a very practical solution to traffic jams with their mobile roundabouts :

(http://www.ldrider.ca/webphotos/scottish-roundabout.JPG)


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