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richy176

Beautiful Scotland

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My son and his girlfriend are nearing the end of the North 500 tour and have been posting photos on FB of the fantastic scenery etc. Salmon jumping at the Falls of Shin, Dunrobin Castle, Gelnmorangie Distillery (hope they picked up some samples for me), a Stag on the hillside and Whale and Dolphin watching at Gairloch and much more with lakes (?Lochs) , beaches and hills.

The weather did not allow them to have the roof down for much of the time. There are not many places in the world with such a range of experiences and all this is on our doorstep (give or take a few hours :thumbs_up:).

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11 hours ago, richy176 said:

Lochs, beaches and mountains.

That's more accurate. :laughing2dw:

 

11 hours ago, richy176 said:

There are not many places in the world with such a range of experiences and all this is on our doorstep

The Scottish tourist board seems to, finally, have got its act together. :yes:

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Why do I have a feeling that there are more foreigners than locals visiting Britain ? :(

Talking about places with natural landscapes not London and the rest.

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4 hours ago, gimli said:

Why do I have a feeling that there are more foreigners than locals visiting Britain ?

Here's a clue.

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I know that Scotland is beautiful. It's basically UK's Transylvania. I just have this feeling that many people there chose to travel abroad (where it's warm and sunny) then in such places. I could be wrong though....

I understand that you get sick and tired of mist and rain but... Surely you have to find a place, every now and then, where it doesn't rain, right ? :laugh:

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48 minutes ago, gimli said:

I understand that you get sick and tired of mist and rain

That's  just a myth to keep folk away.

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1 hour ago, gimli said:

I know that Scotland is beautiful. It's basically UK's Transylvania. I just have this feeling that many people there chose to travel abroad (where it's warm and sunny) then in such places. I could be wrong though....

I understand that you get sick and tired of mist and rain but... Surely you have to find a place, every now and then, where it doesn't rain, right ? :laugh:

The last time we went on a beach holiday we decided enough was enough. It was an all inclusive which seems to attract the biggest scrotes in Britain. 

Since getting our dog 4 years ago we've only been abroad twice. To Ypres and Paris. 

Love holidaying in the UK, mostly for walking.The Yorkshire Dales and Lake District are both beautiful and are both near which is ideal because neither of us likes walking. 

Had some belting holidays in Scotland as a kid but didn't appreciate them at the time. 

Kenmore, Nairn and the Isle of Skyle In particular. 

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@gimli Even looks good in the rain. This is the motorway from England to Inverness, a bit tight for large trucks. :laughing2dw:

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Some views within a "ships biscuits throw" of @mach 0.0013137' U Boat.

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25 minutes ago, Turpinr said:

The last time we went on a beach holiday we decided enough was enough. It was an all inclusive which seems to attract the biggest scrotes in Britain. 

Since getting our dog 4 years ago we've only been abroad twice. To Ypres and Paris. 

Love holidaying in the UK, mostly for walking.The Yorkshire Dales and Lake District are both beautiful and are both near which is ideal because neither of us likes walking. 

Had some belting holidays in Scotland as a kid but didn't appreciate them at the time. 

Kenmore, Nairn and the Isle of Skyle In particular. 

I meant neither of us likes driving. :sign_what:

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I like the rain so unlike others I don't flock wherever it's sunny and hot. :biggrin:

Scotland looks like my kind of place to holiday. :thumbsup:

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Just now, gimli said:

I like the rain so unlike others I don't flock wherever it's sunny and hot. :biggrin:

Scotland looks like my kind of place to holiday. :thumbsup:

Went to Portsonachan once during the school holidays and it rained for the full 2 weeks but the holidays in Kenmore and Nairn were sunshine all the way. 

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3 minutes ago, Turpinr said:

I meant neither of likes driving

I'm disappointed, I thought you had really cool dogs.

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2 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

I'm disappointed, I thought you had really cool dogs.

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He's not a great passenger either. Think doggie farts 

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3 minutes ago, Turpinr said:

He's not a great passenger either. Think doggie farts 

Usual excuse for bad driving. :laughing2dw:

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On 21/08/2018 at 15:11, Turpinr said:

Kenmore

I`ve been there a few times,Loch Tay & surrounding areas  are a beautiful part of the country...

 

Kenmore

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Maggie`s Cove

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& as I indicated earlier the surrounding areas aint too shabby either...

 

Balquhidder Glen

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Glen Lyon (described by Sir Walter Scott as the "longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland") 

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Glen Lochay

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On 21/08/2018 at 17:18, mach 0.0013137 said:

I`ve been there a few times,Loch Tay & surrounding areas  are a beautiful part of the country...

 

Kenmore

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Maggie`s Cove

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& as I indicated earlier the surrounding areas aint too shabby either...

 

Balquhidder Glen

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Glen Lyon (described by Sir Walter Scott as the "longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland") 

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Glen Lochay

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Aye beautiful. I remember River Tay at the bottom of the caravan site we were on.

Over 50 yeara and i remember it as the clearest water I've even seen

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On 21/08/2018 at 14:02, gimli said:

I know that Scotland is beautiful. It's basically UK's Transylvania. I just have this feeling that many people there chose to travel abroad (where it's warm and sunny) then in such places. I could be wrong though....

I understand that you get sick and tired of mist and rain but... Surely you have to find a place, every now and then, where it doesn't rain, right ? :laugh:

Unfortunately you are spot on .My wife and I jet off at least twice a year. I live in a cracking part of the country northwest and am well aware that I haven't seen enough of it .I do drive to fort William and Glen Coe occasionally. 

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43 minutes ago, richy176 said:

wonder what his life insurance premiums are like :whistle:

Don't know, but he was apparently worth over $11 million in 2016. 

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18 hours ago, WRENCH said:

Danny Macaskill. :notworthy::notworthy:

 

WOW!!!  I don`t have a good head for heights, just looking at that video scares me shitless 213544440_(49).gif.64a32ecb73c0b5bd19593882788e0696.gif

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