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Nuts Billericay to Glasgow Trip

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by ukwdwnut, Aug 20, 2010.

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    Wednesday: 4.30 off goes the alarms gets up makes cuppa for me and den. Washed and dressed in no time. Then waits and waits, waits some more, jeez why do woman take sooooo long to get ready :lol:
    plan was to leave at 5.30, eventually get away at 6 so not so bad really considering there's a female involved :wink:
    so off we go on the m11 to miss a huge traffics jam on the a12/m25 jct then get on the m25then m1 and a50 as terry suggested. Good run overall tbh. First stop isthe Trafford centre in Manchester OMG!! It's huge. Sends Keith a text saying the same he just laughs :lol:
    has something to eat then set off again after about an hour. We get to the lake district and wow what beautiful views from the car so take a few photos from inside, seeing as you can't stop on motoraways. What aren't there photo stops on this route :lol:
    finally meet up with friends about 4pm have a chinwag as you do and later to bed.
    Thursday morning: seeing as it's nice we go to loch lomond shores for a few hours. I can't believe the scenery is this awesome just a stones throw from Glasgow. We look around the shops have some food. Part of it, just a small part is like world showcase with stalls etc from different countries.

    Pix will follow when I get home. I'm really annoyed I didn't bring my 400D. I just didn't think there would be much to take photos off, how wrong am I. Glad I brought the iPod to visit here when I can miss coming on so much since I got out of hospital not felt upto to being on them pc tbh, but now I'm coming to terms with everything I will get in more again :)
    will post more of the trip as and when we do anything :)
     
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    Ive never been up that way before, sounds very beautiful though! :yes:
     
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    Scotland seems like a gorgeous place for photos (based on anything I've ever seen on film, in documentaries or in books). I find it a very romantic place, and one that I'd love to see.

    Good that you are having a nice time Mick. Now be sweet to your wife! ;) :hug2:
     
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    Looking forwrd to seeing some photo's Mick and it's realy good to hear your getting your head around all the stuff that's been thrown at you :hug2:

    Take care

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    It's got absolutely stunning countryside up here, you have to see it to believe it really. Shame the weather is so hit and miss
     
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    Glad to see that you had a good trip Mick.
    The scenery even from the top end of the M6 is really fabulous isn`t it?
     
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    glad you are enjoying scotland i think we do not apreciate the scenery because we live here
     
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    :wave: Sounds wonderful, pictures please so I can see too!! :yes:
     
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    Looking forward to the photos Mick
     
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    ooooh lovely Loch Lomond, where were you Mick. when we went for the wedding we stayad at Balloch House Hotel on the river with lovely views of the Loch. The wedding was at Luss.....beautiful place.

    I'm a wee bit jealous of you now! :yes:
     
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    Cant wait for the photos....

    How you doing by the way....
     
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    Did you see and photograph Nessie Mick?
     
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    the scenery is just stunning terry i couldnt believe it

    no maybe your right as its on your doorstep RC

    coming soon :)

    only went there for 2 days visiting M but its just spectacular countryside :yes:
    doing ok thx DF :)

    haha didnt go to that lock john :lol:

    not quite the same RC :lol:
     
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    well im back homne, had a fantastic time up in bonnie scotland

    just want to share one thing with you, which i howled at when it was said i couldnt stop laughing :lol:

    when we went up to Oban, a 2 hr drive from the outskirts of glasgow. denise said you would have to come a very long way to see scenery like this. to which up in my head popped straight away

    WELL WE HAVE DUH!! 400 ODD MILES :laugh:

    and everyone in the car wet themsleves laughing :lol:

    photos to follow soon :D
     
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    :lol: Good one Mick! :laugh:

    Looking forward to seeing the photos. :yes:
     
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    :wiggle: Waiting ....... :yes:
     
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    here you go. not had time to go thru them erally just some at random sorry if some are the sameish
     

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    none of these were taken by me, as i didnt take my 400D i had no idea we would see anything like this near glasgow. all taken by my friend on his 500D and some onm the move in the car
     
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    Gorgeous! Those clouds are amazing! Where did you stay Mick? A different spot each night?
     

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