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    Caithness, Scotland
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    Nostalgia, World travel, gardening and Mountain walking.

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  1. Compo

    How's your day?

    Opposite platform, level crossing and front of house grass cut; spinach sown and peas transplanted. Time for a shower and a pint at Wetherspoons.........
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    Out and about with Compo

    I have no idea why my photos are disappearing. I can't see them now either. I will post a link to my Isle of Stroma photos so that you can see them. I have put brief captions on the "Information" section to the upper right of the photos. To see the information click the first photo and you should go to the individual photo and information section. It is diffiuclt to obtain permission to visit this island these days but I was lucky ennough to get a place on a special trip organised by a local camera club. The island's owner (William Simpson) is also the skipper of our little boat. Isle of Stroma - abandoned for over half a century.
  3. Compo

    How's your day?

    Worra day! Back online after a week of no internet and have to report thunder and lightning. Hope it doesn't bugg*r the line up again. Went walkabout last Sunday on the long-abandoned isle of Stroma. Spent most of today going through photos trying to find a couple of half-decentt ones to post. Watch the ""Out and about" topic over the weekend for some pictures.
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    Out and about with Compo

    I was trawling through some photos this morning when I came across this enterprising lad from April 2016. It was taken whilst on a fishing trip with him out to the mouth of the Halahin River that separates Gambia from Senegal:
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    Out and about with Compo

    A winter walk in central Caithness: The end of the road A bend in the river. See the ice in the water on the bend? It is "Pancake Ice" and forms when freezing water swirls around an ice particle. See the photo after this one for closer views of Pancake Ice. Pancake Ice: Another look at the Pancake Ice SWMBO in the wilderness A footbridge at Dirlot And finally - Me!
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    Out and about with Compo

    Adding a stone (Stane) is still the custom, Oz, but the winter storms often cause the cairns to collapse if they get too tall. The "Loch" is Loch Torridon and is tidal. A person in teh frame is great for perspective but in many of thet hills in the north of Scotland, you don't see anyone all day!
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    Out and about with Compo

    Thanks Trogg.
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    Out and about with Compo

    The pinnacle Beinn Dearg, Torridon, NW Scotland: Standing on top of the pinnacle looking south. That's a river in the glen below.: Beinn Dearg summite cairn looking at Beinn Eighe: Beinn Alligin from Beinn Dearg. A highland stream in the hills SWMBO on the way up Beinn Dearg
  9. Compo

    Things that pee you off

    House guests who buy themselves beer and then stand and watch you buy the wine for dinner. The same guests who drink their beer without offering one and then drink most of the dinner wine. The same guests who walk away from the table without offerring to put their dirty pots to the sink.... and the list goes on....
  10. Compo

    Photos to cheer us up

    "Flobop dipop weeeed"
  11. Compo

    Things you don't see anymore

    I know I have posted this picture before but I thought it time for a bump. There are some newer members who will not have seen much of the early postings in this thread. This is my Dansette record player, complete with original 1960s plug. It still works too: Slightly more modern but still about 45yrs old and in working order:
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    Photos to cheer us up

    Get a ten year old to help, Beekay - I did!
  13. Compo

    How's your day?

    Beer brewing nicely and now it's time to get out and do a bit of weeding in the tunnel.....well, maybe a cup of tea first, eh?
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    Photos to cheer us up

    Does quoting the relevant bit of a previous post (not the immediate preceding one) count as wasting band space too? If I want to reply to a section of an older post I always quote a selection and not the full post. Ban me if you want but I think a small selection of quote from an old post is not only relelvant but also very helpful and leads to a more fluent conversation.
  15. Does anyone know anything about the King's cinema on Front Street? According to a website I saw, the cinema was closed in 1947 and demolished in 1956. However, I clearly recall going up the steps and into a Woollworth's store on the site up until the late 50s or early 60s. Am I worng and I am remembering a time before '56?