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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.
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Monday, 10 March 2014

ON THE ROAD AGAIN. (10/03/14)

It’s truck cleaning and packing day. Tomorrow I’m moving. I need a big shop so Inverness first and I’ll probably break the journey westwards at Loch Ness. I’m then undecided but am thinking of going to Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsular. This afternoon I’m going to have another stab at getting some perfect pictures of Riverman Rod.

I’ve spent the last two mornings trying to get a photograph of some very strange behaviour. The Dipper that skims the loch can also swim. It spends ages floating about like a small duck. I know they can walk on the bed of a stream but had no idea they could swim. As is my wont I failed so you will just have to take my word for it.

_V0G8301   Molly didn’t pick the cleanest of places for her paddle. Filthy little devil.

Now I must get on I’ve much to do today.

Enjoy your week.

39 comments:

  1. Molly looks very happy being mud coated.
    Happy trails, my friend.

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    1. Laura, she wasn't as happy when I put her under the tap. She knew i was busy today. I have the afternoon free now as Rod has got to go to Glencoe.

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  2. Adrian, don't you realise that the dog, Molly, does it for you?

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  3. Put her under the tap? OMG! Poor, poor dog. I just hope it was warm water. Mine has a warm water shower when she gets filthy - still doesn't like it though.

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    1. Pat, it's the outside tap so it's cold.She doesn't like it. She goes in the freezing water and the tap must be warmer than that.

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  4. You can take her into the shower with you when you do that washing of yours.

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    1. Frances, I hadn't thought of that. I'll give it a whirl.

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  5. Looks like Molly could do with a swim in a soapy hot tub... :)

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    1. Monica, she could bt she won't be going in a hot tub.

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  6. Hope you are satisfied with the pictures of Riverman Rod. I'm sure he will be even if you are not. Dirty or no, Molly is a beauty.

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    1. David, Rod had to go to Glencoe so he cancelled. Not to worry.

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  7. Awww bath time for that cutie.

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    1. Hilary, she is a mucky little pup. Alf's not much better.

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  8. You still haven't done studio quality shoots of these pooches.

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    1. Maria, I very much doubt they would sit still for long enough. Alf might he likes his picture taken.

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    2. I'm sure you know, but if you take a head portrait, do it after they've been groomed. I once took some dog portraits, and the Yorkie's eyebrows were too long and I lost the portrait because the eyebrow covered the whole right eye of the dog (an otherwise good portrait). It's important to see both their eyes, and you did it with this shot! I love the shot, it's so candid, and I can still see both his eyes!

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    3. It's one of the best shots I've seen, she looks like a little rascal. I like to do the head portraits with dogs.

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    4. Maria, they usually look away at the last minute.

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  9. Molly pięknie wyszła na zdjęciu, więc poco Ci inne okazy. Prawda, że później miałeś co robić, ale tak to jest jak się ma ukochanego pieska . Pozdrawiam.
    Molly came out beautifully in the photo, so you poco other specimens. It is true that later you what to do, but this is how you have a beloved dog. Yours.

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    1. Giga, thank you. I have two beloved dogs. Little devils they are.

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  10. I will be keeping up with you and consult the map to see where you are going.

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    1. Red, back to Foyers on Loch Ness until Friday.

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  11. Molly will take some photoshopping to get all that mud off:o)
    You could towel dry the mud then brush the mud out meaning less time in the shower/under tap, there is this "magic" stuff out there in those massive animal supermarket chains that you apply to the dog let it dry then brush out, can't remember it's name but it's like dry shampoo and cuts down on soaking the dog and yourself.

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    1. Douglas, I put my wellies on but still get wet. At least it didn't stink. I did get a free samlple of the dry shampoo but I think it's for dogs that are already cleanish.

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  12. oh, my, I presume a good clean-up of Molly would be at the top of your chores!

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  13. Looks like one contented little dog Adrian, every lady likes to look her best, and spoilsport you went and washed it off!
    Safe travels...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, at least it wasn't badger crap. That is the favourite.

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  14. Poor Molly, she looks totally happy, too. Hope you have a good trip to your next location.

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    1. Pauline, yes very proud of herself. I am slowly wandering west. I sould end up just north of Mull for the weekend. I am not expecting any internet there though.

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  15. Travel safely Adrian. And we will see you when you get there.

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    1. Carol, I'm in Foyers now and arrived safe and well.

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    1. Laura, they are good dogs most of the time.

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  17. I have to give a bath ;)
    Did you get that handsome.
    a hug.

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  18. Laura, no I didn't. Filthy smelly little dog.

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    1. Jay, at least I can tell when they are filthy. I had a brown collie once and that gave little warning.

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