The Outer Hebrides

Discussion in 'Photography' started by sANDYbAY, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    I dunno, just because a chap lies through his teeth once twice three times, everyone gets all suspicious. :)
     
  2. sANDYbAY

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    After the first eight days of hills and wind, getting back on my bike was pretty low down on my list of things I wanted to do. :)
    I've only got about 700 more photos. :eek: But I won't post them all. :)
     
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  3. sANDYbAY

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    Ummm, me. :) I only took a couple with me in them (cos I'm pretty ugly) but it's simple enough with a tripod and either a timer or a remote.
     
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  4. i forgot about your tripod :oops:
     
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  5. sANDYbAY

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    I think you'd enjoy it and you don't even need to take a ferry for Skye anymore, you can use the bridge.
     
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  6. Brilliant photos Bob, thanks for sharing them, there is some wonderful scenery to be seen - you captured it well!

    Ive said before I wanna tour Scotland, this has just added to that :D
     
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  7. Sandy bay...I take my hat off to you as I know the effort it takes to cycle with that much gear.I bought a steel touring bike a 1984 Miyata 1000 off eBay about 5 years ago but so far ithas only been used locally.I did the Great Victoria bike ride in 2013 from Mt Gambier to Geelong along the spectacular Great Ocean Rd.Also Cairns to Cooktown ride several times.Will you take your bike on your Baltic tour?Agree about Scotland...I just love the windswept beauty of the place.Hoping to return and do a walking trip before I get too old and decrepid
     
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  8. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    He doesn't really exist at all. Hailfrank decided we needed characters of vigour, humour and fortitude when he began the forum and created spoof posters. Sandybay was one of his poorer efforts. He just seems to have hung around longer than the others. We call him Bob as a long standing 'in joke'

    The real sandybay was a Irish champion greyhound who got kidnapped by the IRA back in the late 70's and supposedly chopped up and used as horse feed.
     
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  9. Great photos ,I love cycling but carry little stuff because I always plan to return to the van ,yours is definitely more adventurous ,never knew the sea was that blue...:hattip:
     
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  10. sANDYbAY

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    I'll bet the Great Victorian Bike Ride was an event you'll remember forever. I've just had a look online and its impressive with all those thousands of people taking part. I have to ask though, did you put up and take down your own tent each night or were you more sensible and opt for the bed & breakfast option?
    If you hope to "return" to Scotland one day to do a walking tour, does that mean you're Scottish originally? And if you are does that mean that you and @Terrordales are, in fact, the same person.
    If you are the same person is "Miss Rosie" just the name Terrordales likes to be called when he's in drag? :)
     
  11. sANDYbAY

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    :lol: The sea does look inviting doesn't it. I went for a skinny dip in it one day and I came out ,30 seconds later, almost exactly the same colour blue.
     
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  12. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    Don't be silly, we totally different people.
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  13. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    i went to scotland once. well strictly speaking i've been through it more than once on many trains, i mean i've stepped on scotlands floor once.... we had 15 minutes on Edinburgh Waverley waiting on a connection, i used this time to sample the local cuisine of "burger king" i can confirm it tasted the same as an english one although i got fobbed off with a moody tenner that wasn't english, i quickly binned that off in carlisle.
    i am as you all know - very well travelled.
     
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  14. I am off to Oban in May ...and after that we haven't decided yet .
     
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  15. sANDYbAY

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    You should have gone for a Mc Donald's, it is Scottish after all. :)
     
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    I went in May and to be honest I don't think you'll be disappointed whatever you do. Just pack a coat AND shorts and you'll be ready for the weather.
     
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  17. Poptop2

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    I have been to Scotland.

    My first time was as a trainee structural survey person ' sprog with tape measure and pencil' back in 1979 ish. I had four measures to do at four different sites along the east coast. It was grim weather and a long way from home. The hotel in Aberdeen was full of oil men waiting to go aboard and surly. The sites were telephone exchanges in out of the way places. I did three, couldn't find the fourth and came home disillusioned about Scotland and it's beauty.

    In those eight years in that job me and my trusty tape measure returned many times. Since then in my job as a lorry driver I have seen most of Scotland from Dumfries to Stornoway. It is indeed a beautiful place full of nice people and the further you get away from the people,the lovelier it is. Just make sure you have plenty of fuel after Inverness.
     
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  18. sANDYbAY

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    @mgbman here's a picture of the airport on Barra.

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    And the aircraft that uses it, flight schedules are dictated by low tide times.

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    I camped just behind the airfield and tucked my tent down in a hollow out of the wind I'd been fighting against all day.

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    After cooking tea I went for a walk across the dunes to find the beach

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    And then turned round to head back to my tent......

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    Do you think I could find it? About three hours I spent going up one dune, down another. Eventually I pitched out onto the road and used the airfield control tower to orientate myself. I thought I'd walked in a straight line from my tent to the beach and then a reciprocal straight line coming back. When eventually I came upon the road I was about 3 miles away from where I though I was.

    Speaking of being slightly confused, this is a terribly bad picture of a pub called the Am Politician, actually it's not just A pub, it's the only pub.

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    Now in defence of my photographic skills I'd like to point out that I'd been in the pub all day while i recharged my camera batteries. Obviously it would have been rude to borrow their electric and not bought anything to drink, and as this pub is named after the ship which foundered on the rocks in 1941, spilling its cargo of 28,000 cases of whisky which then washed up onto the islands beaches, it seemed only right and proper to sample their vast range of whiskies. hic.
    It was this sinking which formed the basis for the old black and white classic film Whisky Galore.

    Here's another couple of gratuitous beach shots, just because I can. These two are on Eriskay.

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