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Featuring - The Fochabers By-pass, The Strathisla Valley, Windmills at Hill of Towie, Grange Valley, Hutt River, Mount Ruapehu

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A VIEW of part of the FOCHABERS BY-PASS FROM THE NEWLY ALIGNED
B9104 to SPEY BAY

After 50 years the long awaited Fochabers by-pass is at last under construction.
On the left of picture is the view looking towards Elgin. On the extreme right of
the picture are the signs for Spey Bay etc. on the existing A96, which carries on
up the Dramlachs to Keith.

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AN EXTENDED VIEW OF THE STRATHISLA VALLEY

An extended view overlooking an area of the Strathisla valley at a high point
on the unclassified road from Glentauchers Distillery over the hill to Drummuir.
The view starts on the left with a view of the Knock hill at Grange and follows
the valley all the way up to and beyond Tenaton at Drummuir. The Isla river
(unseen) travels all the way from it's source at the Loch Park at Drummuir,
down this valley, through Keith and onto Rothiemay where it joins the River
Deveron which enters the sea at Banff.
A larger view (7mb) is available with some place names - CLICK HERE
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THE HILL OF TOWIE WIND FARM

Following on from the above picture, extensive operations are in hand, preparing
for wind turbines to be erected on the Hill of Towie near the unclassified road from
Glentauchers to Drummuir. Access for the contractors vehicles and crews, preparing
the bases for the wind turbines, is from the Mulben side at Rosarie. Operations are
also ongoing at the other side of the road at the summit of Machatties Cairn where
a further selection of wind turbines will be erected.

A larger view is available HERE - Caution  - File is around 5mb

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A VIEW TOWARDS KEITH LOOKING UP THE GRANGE VALLEY

This Panorama is a compilation of around 18 pictures and gives the
viewer an insight into the layout of the valley starting on the extreme
left looking towards the south and Aberdeen. Moving right observe the
windmills at Huntly. Centre the picture and note the main Keith to Banff
road and directly above it a forestry road coming over the Balloch hill.
Moving on right various new houses and farms of note can be seen
especially in the larger view. A survey map of the area to hand would
help identification of the various key features and farms etc.
The larger file is HERE

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THE HUTT RIVER in the NORTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND

After prolonged rain for around 14 days the River Hutt was
swollen to the size seen in the accompanying pictures. It
took some days for the River to return to it's normal level.
Pictures taken on 28th December 2010 when the river was
at it's highest.

Full size picture HERE

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MOUNT RUAPEHU in the NORTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND

Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano at
the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand.
Ruapehu is one of the world's most active volcanoes and the
largest active volcano in New Zealand. It is the highest point in
the North Island and includes three major peaks: Tahurangi
(2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m).
The deep, active crater is between the peaks and fills with a
crater lake between major eruptions.

A larger picture is HERE

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