The End of a Holiday…
All has been quiet on here for the last few weeks, mostly due to the acquisition of a new bike and subsequent cycle touring holiday. My girlfriend and I have been on the look out for a semi-recumbent tandem for a while (one where the stoker is in a recumbent position), and at the start of the summer we finally became the proud owners of a Hase Pino. Now we had the bike it seemed a shame not to take a holiday on it, so we started planning.
The Pino during initial packing
Looking out over Loch Na Keal towards Ben More on Mull
To avoid spending too much on transport we decided to head to Scotland, and to cut a long story short, here’s a map of where we went:
All this does link back to art in a way. By bike you see views that are often missed in a car, or when you’re in the clouds atop a mountain, so it gave me a chance to get some photos to use as inspiration for more work. I won’t waffle too long about the holiday (it was brilliant, and the weather was even better which is unheard of in Scotland), but here are a few photos that might make it into artwork over the next year:
Along the northern coast of Aberdeenshire, towards Banff
Ben Nevis from Camusnagaul Bay
Taken from Corran on the banks of Loch Linnhe, looking back towards Fort William
If you want to know any more about the bike or cycle touring in Scotland, please leave a comment!