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, 9 December 2014

ON THE ROAD. (09/12/14)

The van is back and I’m heading from Kinross to the head of Glencoe. I’m hoping for some stormy pictures as we are about to experience an explosive cyclogenesis. It starts tonight so I have time to stock up at the supermarket and get myself battened down on the edge of Rannoch Moor.

I have enjoyed staying with the horses, dogs, geese, hens and my sister and brother-in-law. I am getting too used to the comforts of a house.

_MG_1043      So are the dogs.

I should have internet as long as the power lines don’t blow down so hopefully I’ll get some wintery landscapes over the next week.

I apologise for the quality of the picture but it shows how spoilt Alf has become.

Have fun

32 comments:

  1. Crazy man heading into bad weather. What is a cyclogenesis? Is it one of your made up words?

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    1. Carol, It may turn out to be a bit silly. No it is a proper meteorological word. It describes a rapidly deepening area of low pressure.

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  2. Take care Adrian, and keep safe.
    Bloody cold here, and set to get worse.

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    1. Keith it was cold first thing but I'm sitting supping Green Tea and would be outside were it not for driving rain and a bit of wind. 10C here, almost shorts and T shirt weather.
      It will be a return to the Arctic by the early hours of tomorrow.

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  3. Please take care as the weather is worsening.

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    1. Will do Margaret. If tomorrows post is in landscape format then you can assume the van has blown over.

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  4. A fantastic place to be heading for in a storm Adrian. I am quite jealous.

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    1. Gary, I'm hoping to get some reasonable pictures out of it. I like a good storm it makes my world contract. I first noticed this at sea when the task in hand is all that matters in foul weather. I never noticed it whilst climbing but I was young, free and a wee bit simple in those days.

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  5. I think we've got one of those cyclogenie whatsits in our Dyson?

    Alf doesn't look over pleased at the prospect getting back on the road and leaving behind all those home comforts?

    It looks like it's going to get a trifle breezy...I hope that you've got plenty of ballast in the van?

    Take care and stay safe....[;o)

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    1. Trevor, yours is contained or hopefully it is.
      I have not long arrived and it is pissing down. An inner bearing on one back wheel was the cause but I arrived here in record time. Four wheel drifting through the corners and on arrival I executed a perfect handbrake turn and dropped the truck parallel into it's berth.
      I had to pop Alf on the lead to get him out of the house.

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    2. That's the way to do it Adrian, It's always best arrive in style and try to make a good impression!...[;o)

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    3. Six legger rigid chassis drifting and parallel parking is a skill fit to post on that website where folk pop imaginary CVs up. Lankydup, Wankersup, Linkeritup. I'm not daft....You must know the one I mean. Perchance you don't as you know what you are talking about. Try Linktin or Tintin.

      I got here and there was no electric. I sorted their trips and breakers in exchange for four free nights and a cooked breakfast. Electric was flowing perfect then the boss asked if I was certified.....told him I was but had left the certificates at home......Little mite was happy, I scribbled my name and date on the box, he was happy, the camper is plugged into AC 220v so I am happy.....No pissing about with proper electrocutionists. I can do three phase in a similar cavalier fashion. If you get them muddled they let you know with a big flash or things run backwards. Saves having to put specs on to decipher a box full of little lights. Easy is life if you disregard the complicated bits.

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  6. I never realised that the living section of the camper van was as luxurious as that with a sofa and gilt framed pictures etc.. I hope you have a good stay at the head of Glencoe.

    Glencoe

    Sigh, wind in the pine;
    River, weep as you flow;
    Terrible things were done
    Long, long ago.

    In daylight golden and mild
    After the night of Glencoe
    They found the hand of a child
    Lying in the snow.

    Lopped by the sword to the ground
    Or torn by wolf or fox,
    That was the snowdrop they found
    Among the granite rocks.

    Oh, life is fierce and wild
    And the heart of the earth is stone
    And the hand of a murdered child
    Will not bear thinking on.

    Sigh, wind in the pine,
    Cover it with snow;
    But terrible things were done
    Long, long ago.

    by Douglas Alexander Stewart

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    1. YP, I'm the scruffy one of the family, this is my sisters leanto. I think they call it the compository.

      Thanks for the poetry. I hadn't heard or seen this before. I think it refers to the bottom of the glen as that is where the massacre took place. Whatever it is better than Wordsworth and his Daffodils.

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  7. Los perro también están muy a gusto en una casa;))
    Un abrazo.

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  8. I can't wait to see your storm pictures Adrian!! Take care!

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    1. Ruby, It has arrived so I'll do my best when it get light.

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  9. Get yourself all cozy like Alf. Stay safe, Adrian.

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    1. Hilary, it is warm enough in the van.

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  10. Stay safe Adrian it looks like things are going to be very exciting the next few days, any tips on how to parallel Park and drift through corners in a lorry much appreciated too

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    1. Douglas, I don't really drive like that. I'm a steady fifty to sixty mile an hour man.

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  11. This has got to be one of your longest stays anywhere. I'm sure moving on will soothe your soul and storms will put icing on the cake.

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    1. Red, It is a long stay in a house. I usually stop between two weeks and a month.

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  12. I had to look up Cyclogenesis, had never heard of such a thing. I suspect it is a new term as Wikipedia isn't too sure about it - "is an umbrella term for several different processes, all of which result in the development of some sort of cyclone." I love a good storm but not sure I'd be so keen in a van in "some sort of cyclone". You better sleep heavy.

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    1. Pauline, I hadn't heard it until the weather lady used it on TV. I'll let you know what it does.

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  13. I am not sure I would head out into a storm, maybe that is what Alf is thinking. Look forward to the pictures.

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    1. Gillian, I'll do my best but it may be a day or so.

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  14. I didn't know you'd been ven-less Adrian. House comforts notwithstanding, I bet you're glad to have your home back.

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    1. Frances, it has been in the camper hospital foe a couple of weeks. I was expecting it to be a couple of days but it had a slight leak on the fuel tank so it has been waiting for a new one.
      It is great to be back in the van.

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