Slovenia; Day 2 – Vogel

Lake Bohinj

On day 2 we stopped around the lake, and went up the cable car. We had a free pass to go on the boat around the lake all week, so instead of walking we went on the boat. There was a man on the boat who gave us some Lake Bohinj info as we cruised along to the other side of the lake. Once we were across it we walked through the camp site and up to the Vogel cable car.

Lake Bohinj

The weather looked pretty nice, and we decided to hike up to the top of the mountain and see the views.

Vogel, Lake Bohinj

As well as getting you up the main chunk of the mountain, the cable car also included the use of the ski lift – the kind where you have to sit on it whilst it is moving and pull the bar down. kB is scared of heights so he was nervous, but we both enjoyed being on it and looked forward to going back down on it as well.

Vogel, Lake Bohinj
Vogel, Lake Bohinj

When we got to the top the views were pretty sweet, but we could see some rather dark clouds in the distance and the weather forecast had predicted rain so we didn’t hang around for too long at the top.

Vogel, Lake Bohinj

As we walked down towards the ski lift there was a massive thunderstorm over the mountains but I didn’t manage to get a shot of lightening in a photo 😦

Vogel, Lake Bohinj

Just as we got back to the ski lift the heavens opened so they closed the ski lift down for a bit, and we decided to go into the cabin next to it to get some lunch. I had a soup with sausage and sauerkraut in it, and a raspberry schnapps. Unfortunately the rain kept up so the ski lift never reopened and we had to hike down to the cable car station in the rain.

We just about made it to the cable car and luckily, even though I had somehow lost my ticket, the man operating it left us jump on last minute so we managed to make it down to the boat for a return trip – rather than hiking back to the hotel in the rain.

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Lake District; Day 2 – Old Man of Coniston

Despite the rather miserable weather forecast we decided to head out anyway. If we didn’t go out we would only end up sat in a house watching TV and that seems a bit pointless to pay to do so. With raincoats on, off we went into the drizzle.

Walking Old Man of Coniston

Walking Old Man of Coniston

By the time we had gotten to the start of the walk, the weather had cleared up and in places there was even some blue sky. At one point we could actually see Coniston lake, something we hadn’t seen all morning.

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Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston

When we made it to the top it was so cloudy that we couldn’t see anything. Then we made a mistake, which was to try and get down using another route. In hindsight we should have just gone down the way we came, but we didn’t know that the cloud was hanging a lot lower on the other side.

Old Man of Coniston

It took an age to find the start of the side path down, and we were getting a bit grumpy by this point. I could hear rushing water and I suspect had the cloud not been so thick we would have seen some nice waterfall action. As it was we just had to be careful on the slipper stones as we made our way down.

Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston

After what felt like an age we made it onto a path and we could have kissed the ground we were so happy. What should have been a nice afternoon 3 hour hike had turned into a 6 hour mission, but at least the end was near – and we limped back to the apartment.

We made it out for pizza for tea. Had an early night then went home the next day because it was raining again!

Austria; Day 3 and 4 – Rain!

Alpbach, Austria

We woke up to a bit of rain on the morning of day 3. kB decided that he was going to go to the gym, I decided to go out in the rain for a little walk around Alpbach.

Alpbach, Austria

I walked down to the river, through the woodlands and looped back around to the hotel. I stopped off behind the hotel and took some more shots there as well.

Alpbach, Austria

The thing I am enjoying the most (Other than the views) is how quiet it is!

Alpbach, Austria
Alpbach, Austria
Alpbach, Austria
Alpbach, Austria

On day 4 it was “proper rain” we stopped in the hotel and did a spa day kinda thing with the gym, pool and steam rooms!

Isle of Arran – Day 4

Rain over Brodick Today was forecast to be the best day of our mini break, so today was the day we would try to reach Goatfell Summit. We got up a bit later and had a more relaxed morning, before driving a brief way to park at the start of the walk. Goatfell

The weather forecast had remained favourable so we set off optimistically to reach the top.

Raining The first thing to note was that it was very windy. Due to this we didn’t make it all the way to the top. Goatfell

The second thing to note was that on our way back down it started hailing pretty much sideways and we got soaked – so we were glad we didn’t go all the way to the top!

Downpour We are now both pretty pooped! The Path to Goatfell

In The Rain

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Today started off as a lovely day. However we had things to do so taking this weeks photo for my “Changing Seasons” project got pushed back to being an afternoon activity. As it turns out it started to snow just as I was setting off, but I’d got no choice but to go out anyway as the next week starts tomorrow, and I didn’t have a shot. And the sun was setting in an hour. Woo! Lesson learnt; don’t leave it so late! Here are some more zoo shots from Chester Zoo last weekend, because why not.

Owl

Jaguar

Giraffe

In from the rain

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It has chucked it down with rain for most of the day, so I decided to experiment with flash guns outside. Because that’s the most logical thing to do in the rain!

It’s stopped raining now but it’s too late for me to re-shoot as I’m going to Nottingham to see TesseracT and Animals as Leaders.

And then the rain came down

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Today the weather has been very strange. It has gone through super heavy rain, normal rain, brilliant sunshine, showers…

The weather report said the weather was supposed to be really bad all day, but it cleared up around tea time and after tea I managed to go outside and shoot this on the field next at the end of my road. Unfortunately quite literally just as I was setting up it started to rain again. I ended up putting my jacket over my camera and shooting about 7 shots before walking home again!

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