ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

MY BIRTHDAY….NO! (28/05/13)

It’s been a peculiar day. Sunny but hellish windy.

The family from hell are still next door….there are three tents worth. They kept me awake till two this morning. I got my own back and opened the van door at four thirty. Shouting, GO DOGS GO! Off they shot barking enough to wake the dead. The stick throwing St Helensite came staggering out and said.

“What the fuck do yooose think yoose is?….. Pishing he fook abowt at? My kids is trying to sleep.”

I did point out I was very tired myself. If on the odd chance you sired them all, I was just balancing the books. You Scowser.

“ Balancing the Fooking Books. I’ll give yoose a bit of balance. WEEZ IS NOT SKOOWERS!”

I came out fine. Told him he was nowt but a second rate Scowser. I said. I know, I’ve still got all six wheels and tyres on the truck and the police haven’t been round.

It gets better……..

He went back to bed and I went for a shower….Nothing wrong with the showers here. They spray hot water at serious pressure…perfect they are. The temperature controls don’t have this new fangled safety thingy so as one becomes acclimatised you can crank up the heat….Brilliant! Now it has to be said that by todays standards the showers are dated. ‘Got the last word from Trip Advisor’. There is only one hook in the cubicle and if you choose to shut the door your clothes get wet. There is a plastic chair in the communal area. I strip off outside and put my stuff on the chair. Can you imagine my shock and horror on exiting to be confronted with a naked Scottish lass……What the fook are yoose dooing in here? She said.

I said.”You should read the signs, you are standing stark naked in our end but I’m happy, if you are?”….It must be my Birthday. It wasn’t but as she’d dropped her clothes on mine I had a really good shower whilst she struggled back into her tracksuit.

Off we went waterfalling. Beyond my capabilities are steep waterfalls these days. The dogs only have little legs so they have to be lifted. This is the waterfall.

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Not stunning. Hard work though. We came back down to the road and saw a bus….stuck my hand out…It stopped we got on and went the three miles to Kinlochleven.

Kinlochleven is a sad town it used to produce aluminium. That finished donkeys years ago. When the then equivalent of Dithery Dave decided it was cheaper to import.

_V0G6643_4_5_tonemapped    It’s got serious water.

_V0G6646_7_8_tonemapped   It was nearly green in 1970 when it was shut. This is the mill race. All going to waste. The thick sods build windmills…..beyond me!

_V0G6655_6_7_tonemapped    The Post Office. No wonder the Scots want independence. I just hope if they get it then they screw the landlords.

_V0G6650    Here it is. Adrian’s Bluebells. I can’t win them all.

Have fun.

40 comments:

  1. I think it's time you moved on Adrian!...what with the tribe of noisy bolshie neighbours and naked nubile Scots lasses in the showers you could get yourself into trouble in oh so many ways!..The mind might be willing but is the old body up to all that excitement?

    Your certainly not lacking for a spot of water around there! It's nice to see a Post Office with a bit of character!! Just those few Bluebells is it then?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I should not have come this week. I didn't mention nubile.
      I'm afraid the Bluebells were all I could find...you are safe.

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  2. Nice naked lady in your showers, good for you. Brilliant photos of the waterfalls and the rivers. My b'day on the 30th, it must been a good time of the year.

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    1. Bob, there are plenty of waterfalls to choose from. Have a good holiday and enjoy your birthday.

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  3. I love that little town. What a pity that its production lies dormant. The post office is a beauty. I guess your shower surprise was a bit of a reward for the poor night's sleep. Or you might have been dreaming.

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  4. By the way, Happy Non Birthday. ;)

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    1. It's the second time that this has happened to me. Last time it was my fault.

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  5. Neat write up, Adrian, and super neat pics. I hope you are wrting a book about all your adventures ... I'd buy it :) Oh, and happy Un - Birthday :) Love, cat.

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    1. Cat....I keep thinking that a book would be one way of passing the winter.

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  6. Funny neighbours hey make loads of noise but don't like it when they're trying to get some kip...just be careful Adrian. I like the look of them waterfalls but the Post Office leaves me feeling sad. Happy Non-Birthday

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    1. Douglas, he came round last night with a can of lager. Nice bloke be a brilliant chap had he had two tins.

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  7. I think Trevor is right, to to move away from the scum sucking tribe from hell, as for the nude lass, what a way to start the morning.

    peter

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    1. Peter, it is time to move. I am going round to Glen Nevis tomorrow. She was no oil painting but the neither am I.

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  8. Maybe I should start taking public showers?
    maybe not.

    Not long now, and the noisy neighbours and kids will be off. Half term ends soon.

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    1. Keith, one meets all sorts in the shower block.
      Trouble is that Scottish and English schools have different holiday times so it could be a long summer.

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  9. er is er èèn jarig HOERA HOERA
    dat kun je wel zien dat is HIJ
    we vinden het allen wel prettig ja ja
    en daarom zingen we blij:
    HIJ leve lang HOERA HOERA
    Hij leve lang HOERA
    lang zal hiuj leven ,lang zal hij leven...
    In de GLOria
    In de GLoria.
    Hieperdepiep HOera Hoera.

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    1. Een groots lied .... dank je wel.

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  10. Now that naked Lass is a real bonus. We get lots of those darned idiots here in our campgrounds as well, they think they are the only ones the can be noisy or run a loud radio till all hours of the night. Then complain if someone wakes them up just before noon. Good for you, to teach that guy a lesson in manners, but I bet he didn't learn a thing.

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    1. Horst, surprisingly he did. Came round with a beer and we had a chat last night.

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    2. What a great result! But then he'd have to be a brave soul to mess with you methinks!

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    3. Graham, I'm no threat to anyone.

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  11. There needs to be more people like you who will annoy idiots who have no concern for others. How dumb are these guys. I quit camping yeas ago in public campgrounds. I back packed and hiked the Rockies where we camped at remote sites. Idiots would never walk that far.

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    1. Red. They usually have wardens to keep order. Here I think the best term to use would be relaxed.

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  12. HI Adrian...I'm a wee bit behind here, I have to see your post because It is always a super laugh! Your running of at the mouth makes for a great read I love your photography,but without your tales it would not be the same!!
    Yesterday's photos where super even with interruptions!!
    That is some serious water in today's post, and I love the falls, and the little village!!
    I don't comment on naked lad's, or lasses, or campground brawls ; ) I'll leave that to the other
    commentator's ; ) hahaha !!!

    Grace

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    1. Grace, you are bang up to date. Glad you wandered by.

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  13. love the waterfalls, one of my favorite subjects of photographing! naked lady, eh? not a bad way to wake up, I guess. the noisy louts- I think that's why that I don't favor really crowded places any more.

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    1. Norma, it will soon become a distant memory...One of the advantages of growing old is that I forget quickly.

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  14. I can just imagine the antics and shower sights/encounter.

    Happy Birthday! ;-)

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    1. Daniel, there is rarely a dull moment.

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  15. Happy birthday, my cybernetic friend, and may you keep producing these great landscapes that I really like.

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    1. Maria, it was not really my birthday that is on March the first.

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    2. Oh, I got it, it was a joke.

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    3. Yes Maria...you got it. Reply in Spanish...I used to be good enough at Spanish to shop in Mercardo Centralles. The Spanish all laughed at me.

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  16. We also camping, we have a caravana and go out several times a year. It was not your birthday but this woman gave you a nice gift :))
    These landscapes are similar to those here.
    A hug.

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    1. Laura, I am too old for such shocks. It's a good life though.

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  17. I've got through all the comments and I've now forgotten what I was going to say about the post! Oh yes. I can remember when Kinlochleven was still alive and kicking but it was a huge detour and unless the ferry was very very busy we rarely drove round the end of the loch.

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    1. The aluminium smelter shut in 1970. The bridge was built in 1975 I think and that just about finished the place.

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  18. Birthday suit !!

    I've only ever been to Kinlochleven once and that was just to see what it was all about. Probably wouldn't have done the trip if there was no circular return route or if I had of known what was actually there. It seems like one of the major industries is the ... errr .... West Highland Way !

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    1. Jay, not much going on. Loch Leven is great though.

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