The Getting Wet Round Britian tour
Day 5 and 6 - Chasing the 'Northern Lights'
Friday, 27th August, 2004
So after bailing out of the climbing Beatock shot, we headed north and went for the second planned shot of the day.
|The tour thrashes its way north through Larbert
After a bit of gardening at one location and racing the setting sun at another we finally settled at Dalwhinnie and awiated the arrival.
|After a brief stop the tractors depart Dalwhinnie
With the last Friday shot in the can, we headed off along the A86 and A87 for a few hours rest at Kyle of Lochalsh. Boredom lead to many things including a slideshow of the days photographs neatly perched on the dash board of my car for all to enjoy!
|The tour arrives at its destination
|The pair rest after tackling the Kyle line
|37427 Stands at the end of the line.
|37 and boats
|Now free of the stock the pair move forward to clear the points
We left the tour before it departed Kyle and headed east driving until the sun came up. We found sunlight when we found Achnasheen
|The train arrives at Achnasheen
|Bravehearts estranged cousin decided gricing was the way for him.
Then with the first daylight shots in the bag, we moved on to Garve
|The train approaches Garve Level Crossing
|Crossing the road at Garve
|A bit of thrash from a passing car.
After Garve it was the Dingwall move.
|The tour arrives at Dingwall for the RETB token exchange
|The tour pulls away from Dingwall
With Dingwall done a quick drive into Inverness and some shots over the canal.
|Approaching the Caledonian Canal Crossing into Inverness
|Crossing the canal to Loch Ness, but the only monster here are there tractors
The tour reached Inverness
|Phil looks on wondering where his next fot will be
|The way Scotland should be, tractors in the North
|The tour begins its long trek south, seen here crossing Tomatin Viaduct
Last stop for Ewan and I. Dunkeld. I nearly Dukilled the slow drivers on the A9. The 37s were exceeding the roads national speed limit by about 30% and we had a job getting ahead of them!
|The pair pause at Dunkeld
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