Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How we escaped "Berit"

I'm not talking about my wife, but about a storm/powerful low-pressure area that hit the coast of Norway this week-end and killing several people and causing a lot of material damage at the same time. Luckily we had booked a tour to our neighbour in the west - Scotland. So all we saw of "Berit" while crossing the North Sea was these clouds .

That made it possible for us to study gulls on a roof in the afternoon light in Aberdeen,

or watching a Christmas shopper on her way home.

Scotland is much more than Aberdeen - for instance this scenery with a light house shot through a train window on our way to Dundee.

The Christmas shopping was in full swing in Dundee's shopping centres. Someone had even left their shoes in their hurry ...

But the most decorative photo subject I found in Dundee this time, was this magnificent and famous ship, The RRS Discovery.

29 comments:

Dina said...

So glad you missed the storm and landed in the place just right.
The ship is fabulous.

Gerry Snape said...

City of my mother..growing up she would regularly tell us..."Aberdeen, that's where I was born" we believed her....we were in Belfast!
It was always more beautiful than Belfast ...I was told....I could only believe!

DawnTreader said...

Oh weren't you lucky! And that photo of the ship is truly magnificent.

Anne said...

Førjulstur du å!! hærlig da gitt. Scotland så spennende så spenennde, den som hadde hatt en liten bil å kjørt rundt i det landet du. Sett alle de grønne slettene i allslags vær, det hadde vært noe det.

Håper på masseveis av spennende bilder etterhvert nå da, en lever jo lenge på en slik tur bare av den grunn ::-) kose seg å småredigere litt på bilder innimellom juleforberedelser. I alle fall gjør jeg det Rune.

Helt fantastisk fint det siste bildet ditt her, og for en himla flott skute!!

Kos dere på tur, ingenting å komme hjem for ennå.

Varm klem med den sterke vinden.

Frida @ Pixelbloggen.se said...

I'm glad you escaped Berit we had just a bit of her backlash so no danger here. Dundee looks like a really nice place.

HansHB said...

Herlig bildeserie fra et spennende land! Jeg liker det jeg ser herfra! Ønsker deg en spennende fotoonsdag!

Woody said...

I had not hear about that storm, I'm sorry to hear there was loss of life and so much damage.

The Scotland photos are great! I'd really like to visit there sometime, a family story indicates that my ancestors emigrated to the US from there.

Erika said...

Gorgeous shots Rune! You are an artist!
Bye bye from Italy

truels said...

Nice series from Scotland, it brings me memories from my holiday there - MANY years ago :-)

E Squared and Mui said...

Nice to hear you escaped the storm ... I really like that last picture of the ship.

detroit dog said...

"Like!"

GW Bill Miller said...

Beautiful photographs all. Golly I would like to visit all these places. Thanks for sharing the pics.

becky said...

Way to duck a tragedy! And what a reward for your choices~~this fabulous ship decked out for the season!!!

Malyss said...

Scotland is known for its fabulous light, and you prove it!I hope you'll show more pics, that's a part of the world that I love..finally, you had the best part of Berit, the clouds above!

Prospero said...

Love the shoes, Rune, but isn't it a little cold for you to be walking around barefoot?

The ship, bedecked in lights and yuletide splendor, is glorious.

Tristan said...

Ja, det er jo en grei måte å komme unna på. Mange flotte bilder dog spesiellt som du nevner så er båten høydepunktet.

Banjo52 said...

Nice shots. Maybe you'll give us some more from Scotland?

Gry said...

Utrolig flotte bilder Rune! Men du må nok være i Skotland lenge for Berit har mange sinte søstre... (ikke din kones altså)

Irene said...

Jasså, du stakk når Berit meldte sin ankomst :) Ja, hun har herjet fælt. I følge min mann som trafikkerer langs kysten i en 737, så humper det fælt om dagen!

Er enig i at RRS Discovery er et utrolig flott fotoobjekt. Her har du fanget nok et blinkskudd Rune!

Ha en flott helg du også!

Irene

Jeni said...

Glad to see you escaped and to Scotland no less because otherwise, you'd not have had the opportunity to gather these beautiful pictures for us to see!

Ken Mac said...

so much beauty

Lew said...

Your timing was perfect - that's a great way to weather a storm. Love the way you captured the light in this series of Scotland!

Reader Wil said...
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Reader Wil said...

The RR Doscovery sounds like one of the ships of captain Cook. You have been to beautiful places and weather was great by the look of it! Fortunately you missed that hurricane Berit. I saw it on TV and was shocked by the damage it had caused. I hope your house was spared!

Viola said...

Kjempenydelige bilder, og jeg bare elsker den blåfargen i dem! :) Det skipet her nederst tok jo kaka da! Mange grå hus i Aberdeen (jeg vet), men inntil en himmel blå, du verden så vakkert! :) Uytolig spennende flybilde også!

Emm said...

You had nice weather, didn't you? An you must have escaped just in time because it is snowing there now, I think. These photos are really lovely. I love the first on out of the plane windows, and the photo of the gulls and the ship too. Lovely.

Marka said...

The lighting on the ship is awesome!

lynnwiles said...

Slowly catching up here. Lovely shots of Scotland in this and the next posting. I didn't even hear about the terrible storm until now. Glad you missed it. My favorites are of the sea, but the architecture is wonderful. I never knew that I lived on a Scottish named street until now.

carmen said...

divina la fotografía los contrastes su luzcolores muy bien me encanta!