Videos tagged with "thought"
Ivan Prepares For His Kayak Trip 08 June 2007.MOV [20:47]
Unedited, hand-held, made in one continuous take. Ivan did not realise he was being filmed - he thought I was taking occasional still pictures. The film is of Ivan testing out the home made trailer (using solid pram wheels I had rescued from a skip); the route to the canal through long grass along the canal bank from the back of the house, across Allan Park Bridge to the other side of the canal (access from the other side was impossible because of reeds); his various adaptations etc. He needed to do this without assistance since he would likely have none while he was away on a three day camping/kayaking trip, the following week, in the PBK20 double touring kayak, along the Union Canal from Craiglockhart in Edinburgh to the Falkirk Wheel (Scotland). The original plan was to travel to Bowling Basin in Glasgow along the Forth and Clyde Canal after going through the basin at Falkirk but this would have been impractical since there is so much portaging involved and the kayak is very heavy for one person, especially with camping gear and provisions, PBK kayaks were designed by Percy Blandford.
Tags: kayak, canal, waterway, PBK20 Kayak, Percy Blandford, Union Canal Scotland, Edinburgh, Falkirk Wheel
Drumcoltran Tower [03:02]
Located 7 miles north east of Dalbeattie, Drumcoltran Tower is a fortified mid 16th-century L plan tower house, adjacent to mid 18th-century farmhouse. Drumcoltran Tower was built in the 1550s by Edward Maxwell, a younger son of the then Lord Maxwell. It is thought the site was chosen because it controlled the main road from Dumfries to Dalbeattie rather than because of any inherent defensive strength. In later centuries, the tower had various owners before passing by marriage to Captain John Maxwell of Cardoness in 1750, who also inherited Cardoness Castle shortly after. A house was later built to accommodate farm labourers while the tower was used as a farm store. Today it is under the care of Historic Scotland.
Tags: drumcoltran, tower, kirkgunzeon, kirkcudbrightshire, scotland, 16th, century, reiver, reivers, Scottish, Tourism, Travel, Culture
The Electric Brae [02:20]
We took our English/Australian friend for a wee run along the coast and stopped at the Electric Brae. "The 'Electric Brae', known locally as Croy Brae. This runs the quarter mile from the bend overlooking Croy railway viaduct in the west (286 feet Above Ordnance Datum) to the wooded Craigencroy Glen (303 feet above AOD) to the east. Whilest there is this slope of 1 in 86 upwards from the bend at the Glen, the configuration of the land on either side of the road provides an optical illusion making it look as if the slope is going the other way. Therefore, a stationary car on the road with the brakes off will appear to move slowly uphill. The term 'Electric Brae' dates from a time when it was incorrectly thought to be a phenomenon caused by electric or magnetic attraction within the Brae."
Tags: Electric, Brae, Croy, Ayr, Dunure, Ayrshire, Scotland, scottish
Inverness to London Euston | Caledonain Sleeper *FULL JOURNEY* [29:37]
On-board the 20:46 First Scotrail, Caledonian Sleeper from Inverness to London Euston! This video includes all interesting parts of the journey and all major stations along route! I missed a few along the highland mainline and also I missed some stations around the Lake District area. At Edinburgh the Fort William Section arrived late, resulting in our late departure from Edinburgh. But we did manage to make nearly all of the time up and only arrived at Euston 3 or 4 minutes late! So over all, yet another brilliant trip on the Caledonian sleeper! In the early hours around the southern end of the WCML there was really nasty mist patches causing some extremely poor visability in places. Looked rather spooky, like nature itself was getting into the halloween mood! Also I thought I'd add a bit of music for the last bit just to make it more intersting than wind! (Also at 24:40, theres a error on the caption, it says "through just south of watford" Its should say just to the south of watford and through the station...) Check out my travel diary of my entire trip to/from Milton Keynes up to Inverness on the ECML and via Aberdeen! Thanks for Watching! COMMENT, RATE, FAVOURITE, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE!!!
Tags: First, Scotrail, caledonian, sleeper, mk3, mk2, EWS, 67, 67024, 90, 90020, inverness, edinburgh, london, euston, WCML, highland, mainline, night, train, trainspotting, morning, Scottish Highlands, Railway, Live, Scotland, Glasgow, Class, Station, Express,
Interior St Bean's Church Fowlis Wester Perthshire Scotland [03:43]
Tour Scotland video of interior of St Bean's Church, Fowlis Wester, Perthshire, Scotland. The Earls of Strathearn once held court at Fowlis Wester and it was Gilbert, the third Earl, who gifted the building to the parish at the beginning of the 13th century. The church was dedicated to St Bean, the great-grandson of the King of Leinster, Ireland. He had come to the area to preach in the 8th century. One of seven brothers, who were all ardent Roman Catholic ecclesiastics and founders of churches, St Bean came to Scotland to preach the Gospel among the Picts in the area, who had been converted to Christianity almost two centuries earlier. The standing stones in the area convinced him that this was the best place to begin driving out the dark pagan practices associated with such stones. It is believed there has been a church at the site since those times but what kind of building existed prior to Gilbert's gift is not known. However, the Pictish Cross Symbol Stone , discovered embedded in a wall during renovations in 1927, is thought to date back to St Bean's time. Notable features of the church are the aumbry, recess for church vessels, the eighth century Pictish cross already mentioned, which shows Jonah and the whale, and the lepers' squint which is a special window from where the afflicted could watch Mass without coming into contact with the rest of the congregation. The church also contains a piece of McBean tartan which US astronaut Alan Bean took to the moon and back ...
Tags: Interior, St, Bean's, Church, Fowlis, Wester, Perthshire, Scotland, macbean, Ancestry, Kirk, Religion, Picts, Pictish, Cross, Strathearn, Scottish, travel, tourism, Parish