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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

REVOLTING JACOBITES. (11/03/14)

_V0G8312  I have spent six weeks in what could only be described politely as mixed weather. This was the view across Loch Morlich this morning. It is a perfect spring day.

I was sad to leave, forty years ago I stopped here for a fortnight and could have stopped for ever. I plan to overwinter at Glenmore next year. I don’t know why but I feel at home by Loch Morlich.

I’m back in Foyers now till Friday and Rod Webster has just arrived from Glencoe. I had to take a break for a wee dram. I know there aren’t many campsites open in winter but I thought I was seeing his twin. The dogs were very impressed with his dogs war wounds. It is an amazing coincidence. The vet has done a good Job of stitching three bits of ear together and Tex is very proud. Daft dog turns his head so you can feel his stitches. He will probably let the Badger have a go at his right ear. He is a big rough coated German Shepherd…..Brave badger.

I was running early so decided to have a drive and wander up to Suidhe for some pictures.

_MG_3120_1_2_tonemapped   Loch nan Lann. Loch Ness and the Great Glen lie just behind it.

_MG_3123_4_5_tonemapped This is General Wade’s military road between Inverness and Fort William. He built a few to try and stop the Jacobites being revolting. This one is the only one that runs coast to coast. I’m not good on history but think it was built about four hundred years ago. They put Tarmac on it later. It’s an odd fact that both Telford and McAdam were both Scots and made the roads fast and durable. That happened two hundred years ago.

Now Scotland will have to decide whether they want to split from England and the competence and fairness that is Westminster. They should risk it, I’d apply for Scottish Nationality. If they decided I was an illegal immigrant then so be it. I’d go back home and send naughty e-mails to Dithery, the Queen, Hapless Harry, Katy Kambridge, and Willy Vague. I would then be stateless as well as homeless.

Have fun, no aurora tonight but there might be a good sunrise.

26 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful landscape Adrian! Really very very nice! I can belive that you feel good there and it is so nice to feel like home or? A beautiful and comforting feeling.

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    1. Laura, it is a feeling of contentment.

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  2. It is good that you have made the decision to spend the whole Winter there next year. There is an island I go to for Summer holidays, and each time I go I could just drop off the planet there. Since you are colour blind ~ the sky in that last photo looks a bit too violet to me. Good luck with your citizenship application. You could always become an Aussie LOL.

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    1. Carol, I put a couple of gradients on it to darken the sky and the reflection. I ought to have left well alone.
      Oz would be too hot for me and I don't like the look of that island where you pop incomers.

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  3. Beautiful scenes Adrian.
    If you do become a Scot will you have to wear a tartan dress? How are the knees, are they presentable? You wouldn't want to scare off all those lasses..[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I had forgotten about the cross dressing. A small price to pay.

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  4. That military road sure offers up lots of interesting landscapes. And view across Loch Morlich is a really great shot. The long reflections make it work so well.

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    1. Mersad, it was shot with a 250mm lens. I ought to use long lenses for landscape more often.

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  5. It's a truly breathtaking scenery and country but I'm biased:o) The calm waters on the first image with the mountain backdrop for me is perfect and would be an image I could see the Scottish Tourist Board using, you should send it to them.

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    1. Douglas, I love the Highlands it is a pity that it is rare to see them.
      The Loch morlich image is not very high quality it was shot with a 135mm + 2x teleconverter.

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  6. I can see why you'd stay here for the winter. it's a very beautiful area. It's rather frustrating that on the last day you get brilliant sunshine.

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    1. Red, There have been a couple of other still, sunny days. they are few and far between though.

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  7. Superb landscape Adrian, and now you're leaving Scotland, oh, we have been well treated.

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    1. Bob, thanks. No I'm staying in Scotland I have just left Glen Mor.

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    1. Monica, yes the weather was kind.

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  9. If you end up being an illegal immigrant in Scotland you will have to open a hand car wash business.

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    1. YP, yes and sell brushes door to door.

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  10. If you like, stay ... be comfortable in a place is like being at home.
    The first two are beautiful.
    Good Wednesdays.
    a hug.

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    1. Laura, it is sunny and warm. It makes a big difference.

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  11. That's the true colours of Scotland in your picture that I know. The ones I was brought up on during school holidays.

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    1. Jay, it was good weather for once.

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  12. The last photo could almost be mistaken for Lewis.

    On a fairly insignificant point of information The '45 was 1745 so I think General Wade's roads were constructed nearer 300 years ago than 400. Mais qui se soucie.

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    1. Graham, you are correct. I think he started building them about twenty years before the revolution.

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