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Featuring - Tongariro National Park in N.Z., Lochindorb, The A939 Cockbridge to Tomintoul, A view round the coast near Banff

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The Tongariro National Park in New Zealand showing part of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing track passes over varied and spectacular volcanic terrain. In the presence of
active volcanoes you can experience some of Tongariro National Park’s special gifts. A cold mountain spring,
lava flows, an active crater, steam vents, emerald-coloured lakes and magnificent views combine to make this
an enjoyable and memorable trip. The picture shown here is only a part of the area which in lots of places is
comparable to the surface of the Moon. Some sequences for various movies have been filmed here.

Larger Picture  - HERE  plus a large 360 degree view - HERE

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Lochindorb - Loch and Castle

Lochindorb (Scottish Gaelic: Loch nan Doirb) is a freshwater loch north of Grantown on Spey
in the Highland council area of Scotland. This loch is home to the ruins of Lochindorb Castle,
only accessible by boat, a former stronghold of the Clan Comyn. It is also a popular spot with
fishers and birdwatchers, the latter of whom come to see the local black-throated divers and
greylag geese. At the southeast edge of the loch there is a small patch of coniferous forest
and hidden there is Lochindorb Lodge.  Some more views here - 1  -  2  -  3  -  4

Larger file - Click Here

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The A939 Cockbridge to Tomintoul and the 'Bridge'

This panoramic picture taken from the highest point on this famous road gives a magical view
of the lovely scenery we have in Scotland. This road has been mentioned many times by Sir
Terry Wogan on his radio show. The road continues into the valley via a long 25% drop,
culminating at the bottom with the small village of Cockbridge. Slightly further along the
way towards, eventually Tomintoul, is the hotel 'Allargue Arms' at Corgaff. The road then
climbs out again with a another long torturous 25% climb. Hope the cooling system in your
car is in order on a hot summers day. The A939 is on the extreme left of the picture as
you look at the picture and in the distance on the right can be seen the majestic Cairngorm
mountains with the snow melt still in progress. Look out also for 'Corgaff Castle' on the
valley floor. A larger file is available - HERE - Caution file is around 6mb
The nearby Lecht Ski Centre, with web site for information on skiing conditions
and lots more - HERE
 

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A view round the coast near Boyndie with Whitehills, Banff and Macduff visible

In this view you are looking back towards the sea from a point near Easter Baldavie farm
on the unclassified road which runs from the A98 Fochabers to Fraserburgh road and sign
posted Hilton. Of note is the windmills at the old wartime airfield at Boyndie and then the
seaside village of Whitehills overlooking Boyndie bay. Moving across to the right again will
take you to a view overlooking Banff and then the Church of Doune perched on the hill
looking towards Banff Bay where the River Deveron enters the sea. Further right again
looks over Macduff and the wide expanse of the Moray Firth.

Larger view - HERE

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Around Newmill and the area at harvest time

Early August and the surrounding fields are ready for cutting or already cut. In this
agricultural coner of North East Scotland, at this time of year, the Farmers are all
busy taking in the harvest or 'hairsting' as it is described locally. With the Balloch hill
as a backdrop this scene shows off the amount of work that has already been done.
A fine bright and sunny day with a slight breeze and the fields get cut and eventually
bailed and later in the year will be ploughed and planted possibly with a different crop.


Larger image - HERE

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A very wide view of the Strathisla Valley from Ardrone Farm

The Strathisla Valley from a different perspective with the A95 Keith to Banff road running through
the middle of this picture in a left to right, South to North direction. Lots of named points have
been inserted so look out for the Institute Clock at Keith, the TV mast at Knockmore, the Old Mill
of Newmill, the Burn of Aultmore, the distant signal on the main railway line on the approach to
Keith Junction station en route to Inverness, the B9018 to Cullen and many more.

Larger view with named points - HERE

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