Scotland and the Lake District 3rd - 11th September 2011
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While Hugh went on his trip to Seattle we spent a week in camper van in the North. On the way we called to visit David and Ruth Ingleby near Huddersfield and then on to Nigel Chandler in Duddo near Berwick on Tweed near the Scottish border. Then across to the southern tip of Scotland south of Stranraer on the Mull of Galloway. Then for a night on the way home at Keswick where Derwent water had risen to flood the edge of the campsite.

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Nigel's converted blacksmith's cottage and forge at Duddo
The coast south of Berwick
Lots of geology for the birds
Cormorants with Eider duck on lower right
The view North
Liz and Nigel going south
Artistic geology
Looking south on the eastern side of Mull of Galloway, from out campsite
Campsite from the beach
Liz feels a swim coming on
At swim two birds [ok the gannet is flying above planning its next move]
Beach view south
Beach view north
There were as many dogs as campers at this site. Liz with neighbour looking at Newfoundland dogs practising water skills.
Our campsite at Keswick looking at the encroaching Derwent water
Our neighours; canada and grey lag geese
The hills behind us
Next to our pitch
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Ringed plover at Mull of Galloway Sanderlings
Turnstone Red breasted merganser preparing for safe take-off
A lesson in safe take-off from a beach:    Look Left; look right; go to edge of water; look right; look left; ok for take-off; land as soon as safe  
Canada geese on Derwent water at our campsite in Keswick Grey lag goose on campsite
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