A travel blog of Ireland and Europe

2011 Trip

This page holds a few photos from a trip to Europe in 2011, covering Scotland and Norway. We had such brilliant weather – it was fine almost the entire time and it enabled us to take some very nice photos. This is really just an archive page but enjoy the photos, anyway.
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Eilean Donan Castle Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh

Photos of Scotland taken in May 2011

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All © Bruce Ferguson 2012 – 2015

We were lucky enough to have excellent weather for our week in Scotland which made conditions for taking photos, and in particular incorporating reflections, superb. Every corner we turned showed us another postcard view, it seemed.

More photos from this trip to Scotland can be found on our Flickr site by clicking here.

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Norway Fjords Photos

These were taken in April 2011. We were very kindly hosted by our friends Jostein and Margun who drove us for hundreds of kilometres across Norway, through amazing road tunnels and aboard many ferries. We visited in late Spring and were rewarded with remnants of snow and ice accompanied by sunshine and brilliant blue skies. Every new vista opened up many photo opportunities and we thank Jostein for his patience while we stopped and clicked like crazy!

Jostein and Pip have a friendship that stretches back to the 1960’s when they were both in the United States as exchange students on the American Field Service (AFS) programme, constantly jousting with each other to prove to the Americans that their respective home countries were the most beautiful on earth, and now we know from these photos that Norway comes pretty close! This connection of nearly 50 years exemplifies one of the benefits of this student exchange programme, as outlined on the AFS websiteParticipants… form deep and meaningful connections with other AFS Participants, who they meet at orientation sessions and activities organized by AFS in the host country. 

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All photos © Bruce Ferguson 2012-2015

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