Anglo Alba Borders

A drive about through the Lake District and through Northumbria, then into the Borders of Alba during the winter months of 2017.

I travelled with my Dutch friend on this journey; she was awesome. We drove staight to the Lake District, arriving at around 3pm.

Windermere 25th December 2017 3:36pm
Windermere 25th December 2017 3:08pm

We stopped at Lake Windermere and brewed a cup of tea but was immediately swarmed by cranks with the look of malice within their eyes.

Windermere 25th December 2017 3:38pm

By the time we grounded and got our bearings the evening was pressing on, so we found budget hotel accomadation in Penrith. We was up early in the morning and decided to visit Long Meg stone circle.

Long Meg 26th December 2017 9:47am
Long Meg 26th December 2017 9:47am
Long Meg 26th December 2017 9:46am
Long Meg 26th December 2017 9:48am
Long Meg 26th December 2017 9:49:am
Long Meg 26th December 2017 9:48am

As with Avebury there was a road built straight through this stone circle, shame.

Long Meg 26th December 2017 9:50am
Long Meg 26th December 2017 9:52am
Long Meg 26th December 2017 9:59am
Long Meg 26th December 2017 10:02am

After a pot of tea brew upon our gas burner we headed into the Lake District once more towards Keswick..

26th December 2017 11:10am
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We came to Castlerigg Stone Circle at midday :)

26th December 2017 11:56:am
Castlerigg Stone Circle 26th December 2017 11:59am
Castlerigg Stone Circle 26th December 2017 12:00pm
Castlerigg Stone Circle 26th December 2017 12:00pm
Castlerigg Stone Circle 26th December 2017 12:03pm
Castlerigg Stone Circle 26th December 2017 12:04pm
Castlerigg Stone Circle 26th December 2017 12:06pm
26th December 2017 12:16pm

I refuse to call the botched blunder below sellafield, because it was renamed to cover up an accident when it was named Windscale. The people in the surrounding area have suffered greatly for the effort to build nuclear weapons, before the "power station" became a nuclear dustbin for the world.

Windscale 26th December 2017 13:21pm
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26th December 2017 15:07pm

That evening we visited a friend of a friend's house, she had built a stone circle in her back garden. I don't think she liked me very much, my friend never heard from her again.

27th December 2017 9:29am
27th December 2017 10:48am

Rosie the doll was ready for adventure in the morning, raring to go see some sights. The Duddo stones were not what we were expecting, but they are unique…

Duddo Stones 27th December 2017 1:22pm
Duddo Stones 27th December 2017 1:32pm
Duddo Stones 27th December 2017 1:28pm
Duddo Stones 27th December 2017 1:28:pm
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Duddo Stones 27th December 2017 1:26pm
Duddo Stones 27th December 2017 1:27:pm
Duddo Stones 27th December 2017 1:28:pm

Leaving the Duddo stones I noticed a hunts man had arrived, his blood thirsty activities between us and returning to our car, however we walked through unhindered, passing by I looked him in the eye. I thought I heard "fuck you I'll hunt anyway" from his strategic posturing.

Duddo Stones 27th December 2017 1:33pm
Duddo Stones 27th December 2017 1:46:pm

This was a landing place of my Viking ancestors, such was the awe of the serenity of this ascetic, Holy Island had no if any meaning to me in a religious sense, neither was a religious meaning conveyed unto us.

Lindisfarne 27th December 2017 2:43:pm
Lindisfarne 27th December 2017 2:54:pm

I have to be careful about what I disclose about my ancestors, as the monsters will decimate, through hatred of my ancestors, anything I write about on this website. The emotional turmoil we feel from the moon is manfiested from predicament inflicted upon us to halt succession of our kindred spirit.

Lindisfarne 27th December 2017 2:53pm

This isle was a sterile and impotent as everywhere else, I abhor the maggots that now reside here, tearing apart our dejected lives, spiting their own self-worth. Their only sanctity is worthless from imposed haplessness of others.

Lindisfarne 27th December 2017 14:56pm
Lindisfarne 27th December 2017 3:02:pm

I took a picture of the border sign as we left England to arrive into Abla, our car was travelling at some speed, hence the blur...

27th December 2017 3:36:pm

Torness nuclear power station was disturbing, I always get the feeling I should not be near these places, a feeling of impending doom. What was most disturbing about this place was not the sea weed choking up the pipes of its reactor cooling system, but knowing of a coastline camp site buried underneath this power station's setting shadow.

Torness 27th December 2017 4:05pm

I love the geographical volcanic formations of Holyrood park, but not care much about the history told to us today. The people who surrounded us on this journey were mostly repugnant, although there be some genuine smiles from greetings I felt this place conveyed a lengthening shadow, that dulled the brightest significance of the moment as much as ice hindered movement.

Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 10:58am
Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 11:06am

The wild life searched for a meal...

Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 11:10am
Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 11:20am
Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 11:22am
Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 12:05pm

This castle was a nightmare for my people, so much misery and torture that the everyday tourist arrive in Edinburgh to revere, I never found the "royal mile" a humorous or laughing matter, but rather a road to collect thoughts, a moment that could not come to pass, where there was everything to be serious about. The fringe for me is cringe.

Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 12:24pm

A tourist holds the all seeing eye at arms length...

Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 12:25pm
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Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 1:31pm
Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 1:31pm
Holyrood Park 28th December 2017 1:32pm

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