Scotland and Exmoor National Park - Early October 2004.

The 52nd FCEM (international women business owners) Congress was held in Scotland this year, so we extended the trip with a walking holiday (EX3) in Exmoor National Park from Footpath Holidays before the conference. We flew into Glasgow, deposited the non-hiking clothes, then took a train into SW England to Taunton, then a bus to Dunster, the HQ for the hiking tour. After the tour, we reversed direction back to Glasgow for Suzanne's conference.

The walking trip was great fun, as expected from Footpath Holidays, but they couldn't arrange for sunny weather for the whole trip. We were prepared with rain gear and waterproof boots, but still usually happy to return to the Luttrell Arms Hotel in the evening to clean up and dine in their excellent dining room.

Glasgow was overcast most of the time, so not too good either for picture taking, but Rod walked around the city while Suzanne was embedded in conference activities, some of which apparently required extensive application of distilled spirits, at least that's how it was explained to him.



Pictures were taken at 2048x1536 resolution, but reduced to 640x480 for display on the web. Let me know by email if you want one of the pictures at higher resolution. There were about 350 original pictures, many of them very dark due to much rainy and overcast weather.

Two different cameras were used: Suzanne=...PICT.. and Rod=...EPSN....

The tool XnView v1.70.4 was used to manipulate the resolution of the pictures and automatically create web page and thumbnails, as Rod was tired of manually writing the HTML each time. This means you get a different look-and-feel from other pages on this site. You have all the thumbnails in a matrix on a few pages, but if you want to see detail of any picture you click on it and get to see it on a separate page. Use the "Back" button to go back to the thumbnails.

Disclaimer: Rod did the web work, and he doesn't agonize over picture quality, so most pictures are "as is" from the camera, without the touchup an artist would require.