Menoffagainorrhea [me-noff-again-or-rhea]; the condition of the endless traveller

Picking up again on the recent visitations Eastwards in this fair land... What's left, you whine ask? Well, the Maestro and Mac1 invited me to travel with them to Dundee for an overnight stay. Maestro is studying for her honours year at Abertay Uni and only has to be there on Tuesdays at the moment. This involves travelling up on the Monday evening.

They came and ate the meal I made at the father's, then off we set at about 9pm.  Yes, late! It's a 90 minute drive and the roads were low in traffic. There is something about night travelling which holds a charm all its own.

Restrictive as far as photography is concerned.  Then again, it can be very creative.

The Forth Road Bridge is famous for its 'ratatat' surface.... making non-flash exposure interesting!



























I love the effect here. Building of the new Forth crossing is going well. The aircraft alert lights look like Chinese calligraphy!














































After a good night's sleep and a morning of wall-papering, the Maestro safely delivered to Uni, Mac1 and I were able to partake of a quality afternoon together. First we went to the docks area which, like Leith in Edinburgh, is finding new life as a residential and commercial area.





















































































































































Historical interest combines very well with the new 'indi' look of multidwelling. The old lightship could do with a bit of tlc it  must be said.  The Frigate Unicorn (1824 navy 36-gunner) was, unfortunately, closed. I'll just have to go back!

From here we drove over the Tay River.  More on that on tomorrow...

(...oh yeah, skilled at torture by boredom, this one is...)


6 comments:

  1. Ah, it would be fun to tour the Unicorn. We liked the night shot from in the car. And of course we love touring as well!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  2. The transformation of old industrial areas of cities is excellent. High rents, though.

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  3. Love all the nautical stuffles!!!

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  4. I would love to visit this ship....but only kids go for free, right? It's great to travel with you! Thanks!
    easy rider

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  5. THE SCENERY AROUND YOUR CITY IS BREATHTAKING!
    HUGS MADI AND MOM

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  6. I could imagine living on that Unicorn ship. It looks very homely from the outside! Do you think they would be willing to move it to Norway?

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