Travelling in Scotland

Some photos from a recent short break in Scotland have already appeared on this blog (and again) and on Sue’s Trifles.  The weather was changeable for most of the time.  On the drive we did not see a great deal of sunshine.  We stopped at Annandale services, where there was a flock of geese on the far shore and at Loch Lomond.

Annandale services
Annandale services
A view of Loch Lomond
A view of Loch Lomond

The weather brightened up for an evening walk around Oban.  The Isle of Mull was visible beyond the Isle of Kerrera.

Across Oban Bay
Across Oban Bay
A view of Oban with the cathedral
A view of Oban with the cathedral (not the white building)
Looking the other way
Looking the other way
Oban Bay in the evening light
Oban Bay in the evening light

As this is a post about travelling, I shall mention that the weather on the way home was atrocious.  The strong jet stream was bringing high winds and torrential rain to the west of Scotland and to Cumbria.

As all these photos include water I a linking to the Daily Post’s photo challenge, Water.

A Turneresque sunset

The photo I have chosen for this week’s challenge, Transition set by JEN H., is an unusual sunset.  The last few weeks here have been dominated by grey skies.  Just before the sun set on 1 December some gaps in the cloud gave the opportunity for this shot.

Irish sea coast sunset
Irish sea coast sunset

The artist Turner spent some time in this area.  The light in this shot reminds me of his paintings, although it is impossible to improve on nature, n’est-ce pas?

It is interesting to compare this shot with my entry for the sunset challenge and with Turner’s painting, which I blogged about previously.