My Saturday Drive
Exploring beautiful Scotland!
Isle of May The best time to visit the Isle of May is.. May😅. Why? Typically, the best months to visit this bird sanctuary are April through to August, however, especially if you want to see puffins, the earlier the better. May is a perfect month because it's way warmer than April and it's still the height of the birds' mating season. Some of the species you get to see are fulmars, oystercatchers, herring gulls, guillrmonts, puffins and of course shags🙈 haha. I am definitely going to have to go back for some proper wildlife photography when I am able to have a longer lens! I also found it really cool to see the back of Bass Rock, another bird sanctuary, as can be seen in the third photo! I hope you are enjoying this little series and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments! If you want to learn more, don't hesitate to check out mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio for the latest article! If you like mh photos, why not follow? 🙏
Isle of May Boat Trips Nothing like a little friendly race! Here's a quick shot of us overtaking the May Princess on the way to Isle of May! Once again, can't recommend it enough! What's the most exhilerating thing you've ever done? Comment below! Otherwise, head over to mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio for more awesome travel tips, tricks and photography from Scotland! If you like my content, please consider following!
Isle of May Boat Trip One of the main things to do in Anstruther (and while in Fife for that matter) is to take a trip to Isle of May. There are two types of vessels you can take: there's a bigger boat which can seat 100, operated by Anstruther Pleasure Cruises, or you can take one of the smaller boats called the Osprey. We took the Osprey, a much smaller vessel, seating about 10 people. It's much quicker to get to the isle and you get to go around the isle before you dock to go explore. The skipper operating the Osprey will stop and point you at the various points of interest and tell you a little bit of the background of the isle and each of the points of interest as well as identify all the various birds in sight. On top of that, they can stop, if you want, wherever on the coast of the isle to get that perfect shot you want! Another advantage to the bigger boat is that you get back quicker and also don't get sea sick! We had a bit of choppy water on our way back and made for a thrilling ride but completely safe, compared to the bigger boat where people would feel sick! Anyways, if you made it this far down, this is a wee shot of us setting off for the Isle! Stay tuned, hit the follow button to see more photos from Isle of May and the 45000 pairs of puffins breeding on the isle! For more Scotland photography and tips and tricks, head over to mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio! And as always, hit that follow button if you like what you see!
Anstruther Moving up north from the three bridges on the coast of Fife, we arrived in Anstruther to catch our boat to Isle of May! Initially, it started its life as a fishing village, but now, its main industry is tourism. It's also the place to go to to board a small boat to the UK's primary puffin location, Isle of May! It is also home to Scotland's best fish and chips, but, with the risk of sounding like a pleb, it tasted just as good as any other fish and chips from a fishing village😅. Let me know what you think in the comment section below. Don't forget to check out mysaturdaydrive.com for more awesome Scotland travel tips and tricks or just click the link in bio. If you like what you see, consider following!
Forth Road Bridge The old, with the shadow of the new! Pictured here are the Forth (foreground) and Queensferry Crossing (background) bridges. At the time of opening in 1964, The Forth Road Bridge was the largest suspension bridge outside of the USA! The original Forth Bridge which you've seen in the previous posts was used for rail transport while the new Forth Road Bridge replaced the ferry service in transporting vehicles, pedestrians and cycles across the Forth! Unfortunately, it was closed to vehicular traffic in 2017 as the modern traffic was heavily exceeding the bridge's designed capacity and was replaced by the new Queensferry Crossing Bridge. Now the Forth is only used by public transport vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. I really enjoyed learning all this about the 3 famous bridges in Scotland and I hope you enjoyed it as well! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! For more travel tips and tricks and Scotland photos, head over to my website, mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio. If you are not a follower, what are you waiting for??😅
Forth Bridge Here are a few more angles of the Forth Bridge! Can't decide between the two so I would like your help. Comment below with which one's your favorite! Facts 1. The Bridge was first opened in 1890 2. The overall lentgth of the bridge is 2467 metere 3. At its highest, the bridge stands 110 metere abe water and 137 meters above its foundations 4. 53000 (mustakenly said 55 in last post) tons of steel used and 6.5 million rivets 5. The piers are made from 120000 cubic yards of concrete and masonry 6. 200 trains use it every day, carying 3 million people 7. The total painted area of the bridge is 230000 square meters and 240000 litres of paint were used 8. There are 1040 lights powered with 35-40000 metres of cable 9. 4000 men were employed at the height of its construction and overall 57 lives were lost 10. The bridge literally bridged a gap in a continuous railway between London and Aberdeen Phew! Let me know if you made it this far down😅. For more awesome Scotland facts head over to mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio. If you are not a follower, I dare you, hit that button!🙊
Forth Rail Bridge Here's a closer look of the inner workings of the infamous Scottish Bridge - Forth Rail Bridge. It was the first major structure in Britain to be constructed out of steel. This is pretty cool, isn't it? comment if you agree! For more Scotland Photography and travel tips and tricks, head over to mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio! If you are not yet a follower, what are you waiting for? Ha!
Forth Rail Bridge A simbol of Scotland and a UNESCO heritage site, Forth Rail Bridge takes trains across the Firth of Forth between North Quensferry, pictured here, and South Queensferry! Can you name the other two bridges next to it? Leave a comment! Fun fact, I only realised the lens was completely soaked when I got home, so the blob you see is water! Scottish weather at its finest haha! For more amazing shots of Scotland, as well as travel tips and tricks, head over to mysaturdaydrive.com or just click the link in bio! If you like what you see, why aren't you following yet?!
Falls of Falloch One last shot of Falls of Falloch to feast your eyeballs! This one taken from the weird cage thing viewpoint I posted yesterday! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Stay tuned and click the follow button if you haen't already for the upcoming series of a few landmarks in Fife! For all other Scotland related photography and travel tips head over to mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio!
Falls of Falloch One of the viewpoints at Falls of Falloch can be accessed through this tunnel thing! I thought it would make for an interesting photo. What do you think? Leave a comment! Inveraray Castle article coming soon, so please keep an eye on mysaturdaydrive.com or the link in bio! If you like my images, consider hitting the follow button, it would help a lot!
Bluebells just got home from Dunnottar Castle! Congrats to the ones who guessed it haha! Meanwhile I leave you with a shot of bluebells taken at Falls of Falloch! More Scotland travel stuff at mysaturdaydrive.com or link in bio! If you like my photos consider following!
Falls of Falloch Now that the series of photos from Inveraray Castle is over, I thought I would write a little article with tips and tricks about visiting it. Meanwhile, please enjoy this shot of Falls of Falloch! @paulforrestphotography not sure whether you shot this or not but it's close to Tyndrum so not too far away ha! I think this is the first time ever we ever experienced midges! Any advice on how to cope with them? Leave a comment! Keep an eye out for the Inveraray Castle article coming soon at mysaturdaydrive.com or in the link in bio! If you are seeing this for the first time, please consider following!
Inveraray Castle ...And neck strain! Unless you kindly flip your phone haha! I thought to save the best for last - a full frontal with Inveraray Castle, as seen from the gardens! I hope you've enjoyed the series of photos from this beautiful castle as much as I enjoyed taking them! Which one was your favourite? For me it would be the one with @maryannepugh_ in front of the castle, but hey, I am biased haha! For more interesting photos of Scotland and travel tips and tricks, check out my website via link in bio or going to mysaturdaydrive.com . If you are just seeing my photos for the first time and you like them, smash that follow button!
Inveraray Castle Uploading a wee bit earlier today and hope this finds its way in your feeds! We walked into the gift store at the castle and saw a painting of it and the Inveraray Bridge in front of it and thought that would make a good photo. 15 minutes later, we were on the other side of Loch Fyne and shot it! Hope you enjoy it! I might do another take when I have a longer lens, this is shot at 85mm and cropped in about 400% haha! Meanwhile, while you're still here, check out my website where there'll be a new blog post about Inveraray Castle coming soon! www.mysaturdaydrive.com If you like my images, consider following!
Inveraray Pictured here is the bridge right before Inveraray, as seen from the Inveraray Castle grounds. just looking at this image I can't help but remember how sunny and nice it was. It definitely warms me up while typing this during torrential downpour haha! What do you do when it's pouring outside? I used to let it bother me but now I have a more no such thing as bad weather but inappropriate clothing kind of attitude haha! Want to see more? Check out my website at mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio! If you are seeing this for the first time consider following for more amazing photos of Scotland!
Inveraray Castle Here's @maryannepugh_ sitting under the watchful eye of one of the Dukes of Argyll! Probably one of my favourite rooms of the castle, The Gallery is solely decoreated in portraits of all the Dukes of Argyll. According to our guide, the current Duke is still trying to decide what artist to use for his portrait. Any volonteers out there? Meanwhile, for meer mortals like myself, a selfie will suffice haha😅! What do you think? Let me know in the comments below! While you're here, don't forget to check out mysatudaydrive.com or click the link in bio for more Scotland related blog posts. Are you just seeing @mysaturdaydrive or have you been seeing a few of my posts and liking them? Why not hitting that follow button? There are plenty more beautiful photos of Scotland coming your way as well as some tips and tricks for traveling around Scotland!
Campbell Tartan Hope everyone's having an awesome weekend. While touring Inveraray Castle, we saw this wonderful bed decorated in the Campbell clan tartan. The fact: Clan Campbell is one of the largest and most powerful Highland clans with their head being the Duke of Argyll, Inveraray Castle being their current seat! Would you sleep in this bed? I probably would take on for the team and try it out! If you liked this, head over to mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio for more Scotland related articles! If you are just coming across @mysaturdaydrive geez a follow!
Inverary Castle Now that you've seen the castle from the inside, it's time to have a wee look on the inside. These were taken in the armory hall, on the ground floor. As for some fun facts: it has the highest ceiling in Scotland, standing 21 meters high and spears have those rope decorations to prevent your enemy's blood from dripping down the spear making it slippery to handle! What other weapons can you spot there? If you liked this, head over to mysaturdaydrive.com for more interesting articles about Scotland or by clicking the link in bio. If you liked these photos why not follow? Plenty more amazing Scotland content to come!
Inveraray Castle Here's another quick look outside Inveraray Castle. Leave a comment below if you want to see a full version of the front of the castle! Meanwhile, here's another interesting fact: Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll who commissioned the building of the castle, decided to demolish the nearby village and move it a mile away so that it wouldn't impinge on the castle's design! So next time your neighbour moans about you moving the fence, tell them this story to make them understand how lucky they are haha! If you want to know more about taveling to Scotland, head over to the good ol mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio! If you are just finding @mysaturdaydrive why not follow? If you are interested in cool Scotland photos and travel tips this is the place to be!
Inveraray Castle It's #wcwpost so gonna have to give a massive shout out to @maryannepugh_ for being the reason why my annual mileage went from 5k to 15k! Without you, I wouldn't be doing any of this! As for a cool Inveraray Castle fact, as I promised yesterday, peep this: nobody actually answered the question, but the show Downtown Abbey was filmed there! Never watched it personally, but I hear it was quite big! If you liked this cool fact, make sure to check out my website at mysaturdaydrive.com or by clicking the link in bio, for more awesome articles about Scotland. If you are just seeing this and like it, why not hit that follow button? Go on, I dare you!
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