Monthly Archives: July 2017

Touring Northern UK on the mighty Breva II – a picture narrativeĀ 

Went to England but not London  Went to Scotland but not Edinburgh  Didn’t do Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds  Touring a motorbike is on a different path With strange admirers along the way Started in Stoke Made it to the top … Continue reading

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Inverness and North ScotlandĀ 

Inverness ancient trading city of the noth Vikings Pictish Roman Scots Romans All have influenced this city Inverness castle looms over the city Destroyed and rebuilt a number of times The Hanoverian garrison during the bloody Battle of Culloden that ended the … Continue reading

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Back on the Celtic Ray

Back in Glasgow The light The buildings have a new feel Sight Texture I’ve been touched by the Celtic Ray (the Awen) ‘Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and WalesI can hear the mothers’ voices calling“Children, children, children”Listen Jimmy! I want to go home.Listen Jimmy! … Continue reading

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Skye

Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing Onward the sailors cry Carry the lad that was born to be king O’er the see to Skye.  So goes the first verse of the Skye boat song and Skye is … Continue reading

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Stirling to Skye – a run through the Scottish highlands

The Wallace monument stands tall looking across the Forth River at Stirling Castle.  The Scots watching the English, the English watching the Scots as it has been for centuries.  Back at Berwick upon Tweed tale had told how that city … Continue reading

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Angel(s) of the North

Overlooking Newcastle upon Tyne the is the Angel of the North An imposing piece of public art that hovers on a hill above the Tyne and Newcastle.  There were also some angels of the north at Mo Tech the Moto … Continue reading

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Glasgow and peopleĀ 

A hundred and fifty years ago Glasgow was the second city of the empire A centre of heavy industry such as shipbuilding and textile manufacture A centre of design, typified by the Glasgow architecture.  But a century or so later Glasgow … Continue reading

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