Menodventure; When One Must Travel

Stayed over in Edinburgh a bit longer than I had originally intended. Partly to keep the father company. Mainly because the weather turned.  After all those crisp, clear days mentioned on Tuesday's post, winter proper arrived. There were a couple of calmer days, but they were more by surprise than by forecast and things were happening... Visited Leith Docks and Ocean Terminal (that will come up in a few posts time) on one of those.  The other, I had arranged to visit the Art Gallery with a friend.

Anyhoo, last Sunday the trip just had to be made.  The outlook wasn't too inviting.  As you will see, that outlook deteriorated. Around mid-trip it dropped from chilly grey to snow ploughs and headlamps, full wipers and 45mph on the M8. From there it moved into Grimy and before long it was Absolutely Dismal ... and then it was Gourock and the ferry, where I finally could stop and take photos.
































































































































Not bad for 1:30 in the arvo, he na??? I wasn't quick enough on the draw to shoot the wave which came over that prow a few seconds after the last shot...

I was in the door with the kettle on by 2pm.

Thing is I shall be going back over next Wednesday... or maybe Thursday... as I bought some artworks at that exhibition we visited and need to pick the frames up on the Friday... One of our blue, still days would be welcome.

UPDATE; NCSue has had to post the weekly linkup early.... I am joining that but will keep my Less Speak More Peek linky for Tuesday as usual. If you are visiting from Sue's place, please feel free to leave a link in the comments box!

15 comments:

Bouncing Bertie said...

Excellent job capturing the horrendous weather in those shots!

Julie said...

That made Mum laugh, Scottish weather just as she remembers it from her 2 years there!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Winter rain is a terrible thing!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Now this is the kind of stuffs that we LOVE about our Blogging Furends... HOW ELSE in the World would we EVER have gotten to take a RIDE on a FERRY today?????
That is sooooooo cool drool... THANK YOU... can't wait to see the artwork..

Yamini MacLean said...

Brwwwhwhahahah - only you guys would think this was a fun ride!!! Oh yeah, I'll be showing it off in dukors... Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Yeah... there was no way I was getting stopped before the ferry though - white knuckle stuff in places... Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

...honestly, we get at LEAST one good day a month... &*0

Yamini MacLean said...

...only when you have to be out in it!

Dory and the Mama said...

Love the rainy day shots!! You made the most of an icky day!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

Murphy said...

Wow, those are wonderful photos!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Joanne Noragon said...

How are you adapting to the weather, by the bye? So unlike what you left behind.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

That's scary stuff! I hope you are playing it safe!!! Glad to hear about family visiting family! I miss my dad. XX

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
.....ah well.... actually, apart from snow, it isn't so very much different! Most folk don't believe me when I tell them Sydney got as cold during the winters - though not for as long and perhaps not always so ragingly wet.

More pertinent is that here it is wet for a considerably longer number of days and for most the of the year!!! Yxx

NC Sue said...

Thanks for joining up to the early edition of http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/01/i-profess-my-ignorance.html, and thanks for your photos - they look wet and cold, but at least it's the sea... and I always love shots of the ocean!

fredamans said...

Nasty weather but lovely shots of it.