Sunday, 22 August 2010

BEN VENUE

tym razem zdobylysmy gorke ben venue, ktora znajduje sie na terenie parku narodowego 'loch lomond & the trossachs'. co prawda nie jest to munro :) ale wejscie nadal bylo dosc atrakcyjne i wymagajace nieco samozaparcia. ben venue (729m / 2392ft) to maly, stromy graham, cala droga juz od parkingu az po sam szczyt idzie dosc ostro w gore. pogoda dopisala -bylo slonecznie i bardzo cieplo tak wiec z mila checia odkrylysmy ze czesc drogi prowadzi przez las- piekny, zacieniony, pachnacy swierkowy las... po wyjsciu z lasu trafia sie dosc podmokle wrzosowisko (gdzie probowaly nas zjesc miliony latajacych mrowek.. i czesciowo im sie udalo) oraz wielkie pole jagod, mniam :) pozniej jeszcze tylko godzinka i szczyt :) a dokladnie dwa blizniacze szczyty.. i z jakiegos powodu ludzie wchodza tylko na ten 'nizszy' omijajac wlasciwy wierzcholek benka venue.... my weszlysmy oczywiscie na oba :)
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this time we bagged ben venue (729m / 2392ft) which is beautifully located in the loch lomond & the trossachs national park. well, it's not a munro but still worth going to lovely, wee, steep mountain. the way to the summit is getting steep right after you leave the car park and it eases at times but not for long.
we were really lucky with the weather (again!) lovely summer day with lots of hot sunshine so we were quite happy to discover that the path partly goes thru the forest at the start- lovely, shady spruce forest :) after you leave the forest the path leads thru boggy moorland and great fields of blueberry bushes, yummy! (that's where flying ants tried to eat us alive... and were half successful). if you're lucky enough to survive that then it's only another hour or so to the summit. actually two summits, ben venue has 2 twin summits and for some reason everybody goes to the lower one and noone climbs the 'real' summit... we did both :)
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ben venue


szlak zaczyna sie z nad loch achray / the path starts at the car park at loch achray




ben a'an








ben ledi








zaczyna sie -podmokle wrzosowisko i miliony latajacych mrowek
that's where the boggy moorland starts and millions of flying ants discover that their lunch just arrived




ben venue








rzut oka skad przyszlysmy / looking back




jagody! / blueberries!













pierwsze nieziemskie widoki tego dnia, wspaniale rozposcieraja sie highlandy
first great views that day - looking north to highlands




mniam! / yummy!





beinn bhreac




wielkolud w tle -ben lomond / the big mountain in far background -ben lomond






loch katrine












mala kropka -statek parowy na loch katrine / this wee white dot is a steam ship on loch katrine








prawie szczyt / nearly there!




blizniaczy szczyt numer 2 / twin summit no 2




widok na arrochar alps ze szczytu ben venue. charakterystyczny (potrojny rogacz) the cobbler, obok beinn ime, beinn narnain & ben vane
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looking to arrochar alps - (characteristic triple summit of) the cobbler, beinn ime, beinn narnain and ben vane




loch katrine





Friday, 13 August 2010

MY FOLKS IN EDINBURGH OLD TOWN

kilka krotkich serii zdjec z pobytu moich rodzicow w szkocji.
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few short series of pictures- my folks in scotland.
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princes st gardens



victoria terrace







grassmarket




royal mile




calton hill & city of edinburgh council




the fudge house, royal mile :)





holyrood




arthur's seat



Wednesday, 11 August 2010

STONEHAVEN

wiosenne starocie... wiem wiem, nie bardzo wyglada jak wiosna...
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stonehaven & dunnottar castle
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found some oldies clicked in the spring... yeah i know it's hard to believe it IS spring...
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stonehaven



przystan / harbour
















dunnottar castle





Friday, 6 August 2010

LOCH MORLICH

rano... popoludniu...
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morning.. afternoon...
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rano / morning















popoludniu / afternoon