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:

  1. Excellent job capturing the horrendous weather in those shots!

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

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

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

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. ...only when you have to be out in it!

      Delete
  4. 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..

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, those are wonderful photos!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  9. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nasty weather but lovely shots of it.

    ReplyDelete

Have your say...the cloud is listening.
Meanwhile I will put the kettle on: if you ask a question it will be answered.
So be sure to check back!!!

For personal contact, please use the email box on the Wild YAM/Contact page.