Posts about remote

Croick Estate, Scotland

A winter drive along a ten-mile single-track road in northern Scotland led to a remote church and a still, wet, beautiful landscape.

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Garvault Hotel, Kinbrace

If you drive up to the far north west of Scotland from Inverness, you’ll probably pass the Garvault Hotel: touted as the most remote hotel in mainland Britain.

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John o’Groats

The small but widely scattered collection of buildings at John o’Groats has one claim to fame: it’s at the northern end of the longest distance between two inhabited places on mainland Britain. There’s not much there: a few houses, some new holiday homes, a couple of shops, a hotel and car park, and a shed next […]

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Achanalt, Scotland

Achanalt, Strath Bran

Heading towards the west coast of Scotland, before torrential rain arrived to make us abandon our plans.

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The cold north west

I’m back from an extended break over Christmas and the New Year, which I spent with family in Scotland. My photographic goal was to get out and capture the landscape no matter what the weather threw at me, and I’m quite pleased with the shots I achieved in the “dreich” (grey, wet and overcast) weather. […]

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A.A. Box, Glen Dye

Not many of these boxes now remain. Once, they were all locked and each member of the Automobile Association was issued with a key to open the boxes. The box is however now unlocked and open for anyone to use it. With mobile phones now in widespread use, most the boxes which remain are more […]

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Stoer Point Lighthouse, Scotland

Twelve miles north of Lochinver over a single track road, we arrived at Stoer Point Lighthouse, where an unexpected number of foreign cars and complete lack of any other people surprised us somewhat. The rather short lighthouse was built in this extremely remote spot in 1870 and was automated in 1978. Since then, astoundingly, it […]

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Below Bonistock

One of the very few houses outside the mountain village of Melchsee Frutt, below the cliffs of the Bonistock peak which we’d walked up (the easy way) earlier in the day.

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iPhone and AirTunes

How I’ve hooked up my iPhone, laptop and stereo system to have a 50Gb wireless audio system at home.

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The Restaurant at the End of the World

After processing a lot of photos from the past couple of months, I’m happy to be returning to the photos I took when Jo and I were on holiday in Italy this May. This is the next in the sequence of photos I’d like to show you, which is of the restaurant one passes on the way to the Sciara di Fuoco on the island of Stromboli.

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