Monday, March 19, 2012

Kevin Surmay

List of names of other Surmay's: Kevin. We know of at least 650 other persons called Kevin. Name's ranking is 33. Common last names associated with the name Kevin are: Mcclyment, Guillon, Pinson, Pronk, Meisberger. It is believed that Saint Kevin was the one who popularized the name, although Kevin is not a biblical name. . In the United Kingdom, the popularity of the name Kevin peaked during the 1950s and 1960s, when it was frequently among the 20 most popular names.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Back home

Yeah, I'm making a break in my travels around the UK, so I'm back in London for the time being. Time to earn some money for the next travel. Where to? I don't know yet!

Also it's a good time to catch up with frieds, see who's doing what. I'm happy to see the expansion of StalkInfo, which belongs to a friend of mine. This service allows you to check who is googling your name. Cool, huh? It may help you find your stalkers if you have some, or it's just genuinely interestig who googles your name:)

Anyway, I have some other friends who make websites as well, so I might be writing about them too.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fort William and Oban

Near Fort William is the highest mountain in the British Isles, already mentioned Ben Nevis (1,343 m). We pitched camp at the foot of the mountain, the valley of Glen Nevis, the famous that was filmed there, "Braveheart" and "Rob Roy". We were worried that the fickle Scottish weather does not allow us to gain the summit, but ultimately failed to do so. After five hours of walking we reached the target. It was worth it, because the view compensates for all the efforts in approach. On top of small mounds usypują tourists. Each arriving should make a stone. The apex is very flat and wide, looks a bit like the surface of the moon. You get to see the east coast and the island of Skye.

Going south-west not miss Oban. This is one of the many charming towns of the Scottish port, which stands a granite hilltop amphitheater built by the local rich man. The town is the starting point for hybrids. Just 40 minutes ferry ride to be on the neighboring island of Mull - called the rainy island. So we decided to take the ferry to the main port of Mull - Craignure. The island was only a stopover on our way to Iona, which lies about a mile from the south-western extremity of Mull. The beauty of the place enchanted us so much that we decided to stay longer. We spent the night in Fionnphort, a town at the point of the westernmost tip, stem, where ferries to Iona. Tent pitched on the shore, so as to have a view of one of the smallest, but most legendary Scottish islands. The road to it takes only several minutes. The same island can move up and down within a few hours (about 5 km long and 1.5 km wide). Ionia is located on the Abbey which commemorates the activities of St. Kolumby. He probably arrived in Ireland in the year 563 (as proclaim the legend, like all missionaries from the West, on a stone mill), to spread Christianity in the pagan Scotland. Soon, a small resort, which he was the creator of "radiate" throughout the country. Today it is a land of worship and the goal of many pilgrimages

Friday, June 3, 2011

Travel to Skye

About how little Scotland is demonstrated by the fact that the East to the West Coast drove the bus about three hours. The Isle of Skye przypłynęłyśmy ferry from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin. It was a cheaper way than the most expensive toll bridge in Europe. It turned out that the nearest official campsite is located a few kilometers from the port. Fortunately, there are many private Skye campsites may not of the highest standard, but relatively cheap. Eventually, we settled in the village Breakish at a campsite at Mrs. McCloud. Overnight accommodation in a tent is not a good idea to spend the night on Skye. It was very cold, and sleep does not always give beczące sheep. Declined while the number of stars and we saw probably the most beautiful sunset which you can imagine. Skye is a very mountainous island of coastal cliff, the beautiful especially in the north. Everywhere mountains surrounded us, so hungry for experience, we decided to get one of them. Except for their own misfortune we chose one that seemed to us is the highest in the area. Locals call it the Mountain of the Old Woman. Looking for a long road to the summit. At some point we realized that we were completely alone. The area was very wet, which complicated the entrance. Around there were no trees, just rocks, mountain streams and heather which fit landscape "typical Scottish word." Finding a way back turned out to be very difficult. We flew over the heads from time to time military aircraft flying low exercisers.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Loch Ness, Scotland

We were looking forward to meeting with the famous water monster living in Loch Ness. The first person who allegedly saw Nessie was St. Columbus, who Christianized Scotland in the sixth century. Since then, much time has passed, but the legend is still alive and frightening. It's hard not to succumb to the atmosphere of this place, where everyone and looks forward to monster. However, this is a very "commercial " area. Along the shores of the lake was built a lot of shops where you can buy, among other things, plastic monstrosities - toys.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Clave Cairns, Ben Nevis, River Ness

Near Culloden is equally important, because prehistoric site - the Temple 5,000 years before: Clave Cairns. Chris asked us to take off their shoes when entering the site, otherwise deptalibyśmy good fairies and spirits of Scotland. According to legend, the great, a Celtic god - Ben Nevis, long ago, threw them on the ground from the highest mountain in Scotland, and then turned into stones. Smaller stones are fairies, and more are good spirits. Later that same evening we arrived in the capital Highlands, Inverness. It is a small town, picturesquely situated on the River Ness. Bay in Inverness can be found even dolphins. The memory stuck in our particular unique atmosphere of local pubs. Scots are very entertaining people. They can spend long hours drinking beer or whiskey, talking, singing and dancing. Everywhere you can find traces of their great patriotism. People with our colleague has been compared to William Wallace, who this time would be designed to win independence for the Scots.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On the way to Glasgow we decided to stay on the shore of the largest in Scotland, Loch Lomond, as the text says one of the more popular songs among the Scots: "(...) but me and my true love will never meet again to thr bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. " From there we drove straight to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, which in 1990 was selected for the European Capital of Culture. Its name comes allegedly from the Celtic word Glas-cu, which means "beloved green place." Unfortunately we spent only a few hours there. The city is famous not only soccer, but mainly from the industrial revolution, which has just begun there. It also made one of the most famous Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1862-1928). Imitation characteristic decorative motifs of the artist can be seen in almost every shop or bar in Scotland. One gets the impression that there is a kind of fashion for "Mackintosh". Village itself seems to be disorderly and depressing. Victorian architecture and Gothic churches co-operating factories with no unique atmosphere. It is cheaper here than in the rest of Scotland, perhaps because the area is considered extremely dangerous.

Scotland probably every tourist leaves the boundaries of its kind left wanting. For it is so interesting that it is not enough to go there only once. Unfortunately, our funds are not allowed to stay for longer. It is cheaper than England, but it is one of the most expensive European country. So if you imagine Scotland as a beautiful, mountainous country with numerous lakes and moors, and the Scots as przeuroczych, cheerful guest and certainly not stingy people (here, we want to disprove a stereotype). Just have a lot of desire, and a lot of money to find that out.