On the Road in North-West Scotland

OK. Back in 2003 Jools and I went to Scotland for a business trip and we wrote a website that we updated from on the road. It was called The Fellowship Of The Fur and we had a lot of fun doing it.

So there we were with the highlights of two and half thousand photos and a blog all uploaded and we felt pretty good about it. Jools and I chatted about how if we did this again we would get a GPS unit to make sure that we had the right caption under the right mountain.

The MapsAnd then I found On the Road in North-West Scotland
“Oh dear! This is what happens when a mad tourist straps a camera and a GPS to his Land Rover and shoots 2,968 photos”

Oh dear indeed.

Frederik Ramm is a software engineer in Karlsruhe, Germany, back in 2000 he strapped a digital camera and separate G.P.S. receiver to his car and drove around northern Scotland, he posted his results to the Web in the form of a geographically navigable travelogue. It’s got piccies, it’s got animated maps, it’s got adventure games instructions (Would you like to go North or East).

This guy wins ( I know it’s not a competition but he still wins). We have better jokes in our blog but I have to say this dude out weirds us. And to top it all off he details how to write the code that he used. You can find it in Frederik’s FAQ.

But there is a silver lining in all this.
Yep you guessed it.
We will just have to go back and do it again… properly this time. Now I wonder if I can hack the Mavica to accept a GPS unit and a link to Google Maps? Just a thought.

Ullapool here we come.

Categorized as Mondays


  1. I don’t think it can be done!!!
    There…is that enough incentive for you to work out how to make it happen?

  2. What you think I am that shallow and competetive that a simple taunt will get me all motivated.


  3. It’s easy to find.
    You get off the plane in London and follow the signs that say “THE NORTH”.

    You cant miss it.

  4. – I thought scotland was in the scotch section of any good bottle shop —
    (so THIS is what karen gets up to in her spare time – tch tch !)

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