My name is Samuel Quinn. I am an amateur photographer that goes by the name – PictureSQue (Photography by Samuel Quinn). I really enjoy landscape photography and am starting to enter the world of portraiture photography as well.
I recently had an opportunity to try out campervanning. I was made aware of a new company called CheekyCoo Campervans. I followed the online booking process which was very straightforward. Once confirmation of booking was received for three nights in April I started planning my journey.
I decided to take my 7 year old son with me – Samuel Jnr. This was very exciting for both of us. We had a look at a map and decided to start planning for the Isle of Skye as both me and my Son love the countryside and it also gave me a fantastic opportunity to carry out some landscape photography.
On the day of check-in we drove to meet the company owner in Hamilton. The pick-up location was easy to find considering I have never been in Hamilton before. On arrival, we were greeted by a very friendly and chatty man – Rusty, the owner of Cheeky Coo Campervans.
Rusty provided a very informative handover of how to operate the vehicle. Also all extras were provided including bedding, towels and even a welcome pack which included lots of nice goodies that my Son looked forward to, and for me – the beers.
Iain took us for a wee test ride to ensure I was frequented with the controls then it was time to set off.
Sat Nav set for Isle of Skye. Then the journey commenced. The van itself – Maggie Moo, is a new Volkswagen campervan with all the mod cons. Including – electric pop up roof, Wifi, central heating, gas cooker, air conditioning, fridge freezer ect. Maggie Moo felt very luxurious and was incredibly easy to control. So much so I am now considering going automatic with my next vehicle purchase.
A few hours later we arrived at our first stop on our journey – Glen Coe. What a stunning place. My first time there and certainly won’t be my last. The sheer awe of the landscape is very inspiring from a photography perspective. My Son was also amazed – we do not have landscapes like this in Ayrshire.
A wee scurry up a mountainside for a quick photographic opportunity to capture a landscape image and then jump into the van to cook a suitably Scottish lunch – rolls in square sausage and a glass of Irn – Bru. The moment made me feel incredibly patriotic, standing with my Son, munching a roll in square sausage while admiring Glen Coe. I started to think about times gone past in that Glen – men in kilts throwing rocks from the top of the hills at a passing English army. …..I think the Irn – Bru had went to my head!…time to move on.