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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, 30 July 2013

GUILTY. (30/07/13)

I think I must be getting spoilt. Port A Bhaigh is in all respects paradise but I've failed to settle here. I find this with places. Other areas I book for a couple of nights and end up stopping for weeks. I wish it was something I could understand.

_MG_1033   This is the site I’m stopping on. They have made a real effort and once it settles it should be grand. It has a pub which is okay. It is not dog friendly but allows children in so it‘s not like a proper pub.

_MG_1039    After breakfast we strolled down to the beach. This seaweed is Egg Wrack. I was really looking for crabs, anemones and worms but despite a good rake around I failed to find any.

_MG_1035   This is a different Wrack.

_MG_1040   This is not seaweed but a Beadlet Anemone. When exposed to air it retracts it’s tentacles and looks like a little red jelly. I couldn’t find one out of water. I gathered up the dogs from their new found pack of friends and went back to the van for a coffee. I was still feeling out of sorts so set off round the headland to the next bay. It was hard going through waist high bracken. It was also very wet and soggy in places.

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_MG_1045  This is the little harbour at Old Dornie.

The weather is superb, the midges are being reclusive, the scenery is great so I must be guilty of something heinous to be feeling a bit dissatisfied.

Tomorrow I’m off to Ullapool to stock up and get some laundry done.

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful scenery, a lovely to go. Shame about non dogs in the "pub".

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    1. Bob, that's normal for Scotland. The lakes every pub seems to allow dogs, North Yorkshire the same.

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  2. The landscape scenes look a whole lot like paradise to me too. I've always thought living where I could view a large body of water would be grand.

    If you ever figure out why you don't like things you should like, please let me know. The dogs seem perfectly happy. This idea is one that Tolstoy talked about a little in "War and Peace" and it is my favorite passage.

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    1. David, I will let you know.
      It's a good body of water it's the Atlantic.

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    2. We just call it the big pond. :)

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  3. Guilty as charged Adrian, it looks like one beautiful place to me! Perhaps it's the thought of a busy 'work' day and all those chores tomorrow that's upsetting the system? You need to park the dogs outside the pub whilst you partake of a little 'pick me up' or two!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor I don't think so. I think it's school holidays. I had a few Sunday to celebrate Lewis's win. I'm just back from a quick pint before I start tea.

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  4. I like this shoreline. It's breakfast over here and I was thinking about eggs....not so sure about adding crabs:)

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    1. Chris take no notice of me....I'm just a grumpy old man.
      PS. I've started following you again. I didn't realize I wasn't.

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  5. Wat jammer heb je eindelijk een pub gevonden mogen de honden er niet in,het zit ook niet erg mee.

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    1. Nic, Schotland heeft de neiging niet om honden toelaten in cafes. Geen zorgen te maken.

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  6. It looks almost as beautiful as Lewis.

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    1. Graham, there is nothing in the world that compares to Lewis; he did exceptionally well on Sunday.

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  7. HI Adrian Can you look to see if my comments on your 'Fly ' post are in your spam. They are not on your post and I did reply because as you were having trouble with midges, I told you (athough I have not tried this out myself yet) that if you dab a little of Vick on your exposed limbs, they will deter the insects. I was bitten badly by clegs at my old caravan but I did not know this info then! Might be worth a try, better to be a little smelly than bitten!! Anyway, you certainly have landed in more stunning scenery. Lovely photography.

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    1. Margaret, I found it and copied it across from my in box. I called you Sally in my reply as You addressed it to Bob.
      I have some stuff that I got from a lad in the army....Sssh! It is worse than the clegs, it is like paint stripper.

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  8. I've finally smartened up and have been following where you are on the internet and see the village and so on.
    I notice well tended fences which must mean sheep are kept in this area. Great shots of sea life.

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    1. Red, I used to use maps but In future I'll just give the Post Code and Google will pick it up.
      Most of the fences are deer fencing to keep them out. There are sheep but they can go where they like.

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  9. Hi Adrian...Well now I think it is absolutely stunning there, of which your photo's truly show!! They are great!!
    I hope you come up with something for those midges Yikes!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace, it is a beautiful part of the world. It's been a superb summer here which helps.
      The midges are a nuisance but I can ignore them for the most part.

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  10. Well done keeping the surface reflections off the anemone. That can be a real bind at times.
    Why worry about the reasons you don't feel like settling some places? That's one of the advantages of your lifestyle - make the most of it and relax!

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    1. John, I either use a polariser or my jacket. I have a reflector with a black side but rarely have it to hand.
      It seems churlish to moan in paradise. I think it is lack of sleep. I'll pop out later for a bottle of sleeping draught. Bells make it by the gallon.

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  11. Landscapes are lovely; and the anemone too. i'll check the ringlight's models. I also ordered these small tripods that are great for macro and are very lightweight.

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    1. Maria, I sent you a link to Dorr. There stuff is meant to be used indoors I suspect.
      Light stands are very light to carry. The Manfrotto compact are great but don't forget to order the swivel as well. The really cheap horrible tripods for little cameras do the job but You can't easily attach umbrellas or soft boxes.

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  12. It certainly looks idyllic so I also wonder why you are out of sorts. Perhaps you need a highland lassie to serve you up some comforting cockaleekie before she later demonstrates the physics of caber tossing and bagpipe blowing.

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  13. YP, I think it's because I'm a sensitivesoul. I joined the previous words together so that malicious folk couldn't pop an are in front of soul.
    I have tried your remedy twice this year but apparently I'm not debonair, kind and caring but a selfish bastard.

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    1. If you need lessons in how to be debonair, kind and caring I am sure I will be able to help but personal hygiene is also important sir. Which deodorant are you currently using? Is it "Damp Westie" by any chance? Never a hit with the ladies - even Scottish ones.

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    2. That's really cruel, specially coming from an ex Dinnington school master.
      My dogs only smell damp. I do if it rains for days.

      Did you ever wonder how anyone could tackle the lasses at the school gates waiting to pick up their issue? Bloody horrors I expect they were but Yorkshire folk are brave and considerate.

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  14. Tackle? Whaddya mean tackle? As in rugby tackle? Don't think they'd have been too happy about an English teacher manhandling them in front of the lollipop lady. But you are right about Yorkshire folk being brave and considerate - to this short list you might add ingenious, tough, handsome, well-endowed, realistic, discerning, charming, cultured, wise, hard-working, neighbourly and witty. I could go on.

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