Monday, 17 June 2019

Scotland Holiday day 1 may 2019

Today we are off on holiday in the van to Scotland,   I have never been before and have been looking forward to it, especially as we had planned to go last September, but the weather was awful up there so drove south.
After a long drive we have arrived at Loch Lomond, and parked up at Duck Bay , my first impression is that it looks like a big Lake District .  The weather is looking very good all week,  warm and sunny into the 20s .

                                      Time for breakfast,  pancakes , with a great view .

A quick walk along the lake, and a seaplane comes in to land,  there are sight seeing flights from this end of the Loch.

Time for a quick flight , there are no real views to photograph but need a record shot of the first stop.
Straight away there is a problem with the drone,  gimbal overload warning and the camera is facing sideways!     I land and shut it down , then start up and take to the air again,  with the same problem but changing camera from manual to auto seems to have removed the warning and seems to be ok, apart from its not level with the horizon.

I have taken this one image and landed , I hope this doesn't happen again as this is the first day of the holiday!

Time to move on down the Loch now,  we have booked in to stay overnight at Inveruglas car park, which is £3 online from the Trossacks web site.    Since that is at the far end of the lake we will find another stopover on the way down for the afternoon.
We have found a big layby near to Inverbeg , there is a gravel beach and it appears to be a popular spot with overnight camping allowed .

The Terrible Twosome have had a paddle and a short walk, the gravel beach is unfortunately covered in broken glass all along , so we cant stay on there .

Time to fly again , the bay down to the left looks interesting  and also directly opposite there appears to be a small island worth looking at.
No warnings this time but the camera is not levelling.   A 9 frame panorama of Inverbeg.

Flying straight over to the other side a quick vertorama looking down the lake with Ben Lomond over to the right.

After a walk along towards Inverbeg with the dogs I noticed the light is starting to look rather nice , so another short drone flight .     No warnings on start up , but I have had to perform an auto gimbal calibration to level the camera.     This is a manually shot 15 frame panorama , the low sun producing nice shadows over the water.

          Now time to drive down to where we will be stopping the night ,  its just after 7 pm now .

This is our view ,   we are in the trees near to the Pyramid monument, its fairly quiet now on a Sunday evening.

Time to get a few more pictures , the monument is called  "An Ceann Morand is 8m in height. it was installed in 2015

                                                                  Jan snapped me    lol

                                                                          The Pyramid

                    Just out in the bay is this small island which makes a great Topdown image .

                    Looking straight down from above the Pyramid in this Topdown image.

After dinner I am hoping for a good sunset, and although the clouds have built up I think the cloud base behind me has lowered too much for any colour to develop.

                                   9 frame panorama,  big sky but no colour unfortunately.

                                       Slight pink hue over to the left up the lake, and that's it

Meanwhile back in the van ………...Wine for Jan .

The plan for tomorrow is to drive up through Rannock Moor and Glencoe...…  Cant wait to get up towards the mountains .

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