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Slains Castle

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FredQ
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Slains Castle

Post by FredQ » Tue November 17th, 2015, 12:05 pm

As I was browsing random videos on youtube, I came across this really cool view of Slains Castle taken by an amateur drone.

It reminds me Lisa is trying to make me read The Winter Sea, but I haven't read it yet ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z63ZhADWDzI

We should go there for a visit again soon 8-)
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Re: Slains Castle

Post by Madeleine » Tue November 17th, 2015, 3:01 pm

I think there are some nice pics of it on Susanna Kearsley's website too. Very evocative.
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Re: Slains Castle

Post by Lisa » Tue November 17th, 2015, 3:57 pm

We keep meaning to go up there! It's only about 20 miles away, but it's coming into winter now. We just didn't have a nice enough day this year :lol:

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Re: Slains Castle

Post by Misfit » Tue November 17th, 2015, 7:04 pm

It looks very cool, thanks to Fred for posting the video link. Nice to see drones getting used for a useful purpose, instead of endangering aircraft.
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Re: Slains Castle

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed November 18th, 2015, 12:27 am

Ooh, fun! I've read the Winter Sea, wish I had this to look at. Maybe it's due for a re-read.

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