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Scaremongers were patrolling the beach one day some years ago when I was sitting in the sunshine near Sellafield. They approached me with their clipboards and asked if I realised what danger I might be in, sunbathing so close to a nuclear plant. I said that if it resulted in me growing two heads it would make me twice as smart. They left me in peace.

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The pinnacle Beinn Dearg, Torridon, NW Scotland:

 

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Standing on top of the pinnacle looking south. That's a river in the glen below.:

 

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Beinn Dearg summite cairn looking at Beinn Eighe:

 

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Beinn Alligin from Beinn Dearg.

 

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A highland stream in the hills

 

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SWMBO on the way up Beinn Dearg

 

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As normal fantastic landscape, I wish I was there, keep the photographs coming.

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Thanks Trogg.

 

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Vistas I am never likely to see in real life... great pics..

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Yet again, Well done Paul.

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12 hours ago, Compo said:

Beinn Dearg summite cairn looking at Beinn Eighe:

Brilliant photos Compo thanks for posting. I particularly like the one with SWMBO on it with the two rivers that flow into the lake or is it loch? A person in the frame gives you an idea of the scale.

 

When I used to fell walk and climb in the late 60's and early 70's it was the custom to add another stone to a summit cairn when you reached the top, is it still done? or have all the local stones been used up and you have to take one up.

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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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A winter walk in central Caithness:

 

The end of the road

 

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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.

 

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Pancake Ice:

 

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Another look at the Pancake Ice

 

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SWMBO in the wilderness

 

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A footbridge at Dirlot

 

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And finally - Me!

 

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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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Sorry Compo, but the last seven pix were just a no entry sign in the middle of each frame.

Enlighten me please, whats SWMBO ?? ( or should I say who ?).

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She Who Must Be Obeyed,  BK.  I'm missing the photos too.

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I'm missing them too except the last one of Compo on the snowy path?

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11 minutes ago, loppylugs said:

She Who Must Be Obeyed,  BK.  I'm missing the photos too.

Cheers LL., an answer all the way from America too. Impressed !!cool2

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Same as Ozta here too

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I can't see the photos either -  have you put them on Fb?  I can enjoy them on there..

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Nowt here youth just 7 no entry signs with a square round it, tell you what just describe them to us?

Or we could try & guess? 

 

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4 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

I'm missing them too except the last one of Compo on the snowy path?

 

I get exactly the same view.

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It would seem that Compo is posting an enigma to unite us all in agreement. Cracked it !!!

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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.

 

 

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Any idea why it was abandoned Compo ? Seems just up sticks and bugger off. Liked the image of Captain Haddock, standing guard with his steering wheel, (he of Tin Tin fame !). Must be a bit eerie wandering around those rooms with all that furniture in. B.

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Why did they (apparently) leave?   Perhaps 'The Fog' rolled in.......  oooooh

 

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