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Glenfinnan Viaduct, A Flashback, And More. 05-08-2024

Greetings from San Cristobal, NM, and beyond. This week the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland, is a flashback to 2013. It’s been a while since I’ve made a post from the “old country”. So here’s one of the Jacobite Steam Train, a tourist ride also known as the “Hogwarts Express’ from the Harry Potter movies. It’s an impressive site and worth the wait in pouring rain to watch it go by under full steam. I’ve ridden quite a few steam trains over the years. They were still running in Wales for the first ten years of my life, so I know what it’s like to stick my head out the window and to have the steam and soot blow in my face. Here in Taos, we are just over an hour’s drive from Antonito Colorado, and the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Train Ride.

Glenfinnan Viaduct Scotland
Glenfinnan Viaduct, with Jacobite Steam Train, Scotland.

Glenfinnan Viaduct Jacobite Steam train
Glenfinnan Viaduct with the Jacobite Steam Train, Scotland.

Do you like it in black and white?

Harry Potter train on the Glenfinnan Viaduct in black and whiite
The Hogwarts Express in black and white.

Random images from the last few weeks.

Cross in Cerro, NM
Cerro, New Mexico.

Or do you prefer black and white?

Cross in black and white in Cerro, NM
Cross in black and white in Cerro, NM.

Vallecito Mountain snows. The snow will stick around for a while longer with more snow possible well into May/June.

Vallecito Peak snows
Vallecito Mountain snows.

I went back down the trail last week and covered almost six miles to find the cactus location from the previous week. I found them still blooming beautifully, clinging to the rock walls of the Rio Grande Gorge.

Claret cup cactus
Claret cup cactus.

A slightly different view of the same plant. I had to lean out just a little farther for this angle.

Claret cup cactus Rio Grande Gorge Rim
Claret cup cactus Rio Grande Gorge Rim Trail.

I am closing out this week with a sunset across the Taos Plateau.

Taos Plateau sunset
Taos Plateau sunset.

As always, thanks for visiting and looking. Have a great week. G

3 thoughts on “Glenfinnan Viaduct, A Flashback, And More. 05-08-2024”

  1. Wonderful as usual! The clouds on Vallecitos around mid-day were amazing. Would have made a great time lapse sequence.

  2. Hi Great as always I have walked to the Glen Finnan Monument think it’s Bonnie prince Charley up a tower. Also watched the train from the viewing area. Before the bridges got more famous with Harry. I like the train in colour and the cross in black and white. Alison


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