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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » August 30th, 2020, 9:50 am

Snorvey wrote:A night at the cinema.

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It'll be Glyndebourne tickets next Snorvey. Slippery slope...

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » August 30th, 2020, 10:54 am

scotia wrote:Snorvey - I'm pretty sure I saw your photo of the night at the cinema twice, but when I tried to respond by asking if it was a "spot the difference", the second entry had disappeared. I know I'm not at my brightest at this early hour, but seeing double is not a usual problem :D


I think it was posted twice. Probably me with the Sunday morning hangover shakes.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » August 30th, 2020, 12:34 pm

Snorvey wrote:
scotia wrote:Snorvey - I'm pretty sure I saw your photo of the night at the cinema twice, but when I tried to respond by asking if it was a "spot the difference", the second entry had disappeared. I know I'm not at my brightest at this early hour, but seeing double is not a usual problem :D


I think it was posted twice. Probably me with the Sunday morning hangover shakes.

That would be the hampers with champers that did it. I fear it lends credence to Aleister's concern on the slippery slope :)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » August 31st, 2020, 6:32 pm

Today's Bank Holiday meander involved the Dufftown, Craigellachie and Aberlour circuit - although starting in Aberlour and going in the opposite direction from this walk....

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map1_17mn.shtml

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/moray/d ... lour.shtml

It's a nice enough walk. Not too many views due to the pathside foliage, but enough to keep you interested. You're deep into malt whisky/shortbread country here, so it's always guaranteed to be pretty.

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So we started off in Aberlour and followed the Speyside Way north east to Craigellachie and then turned south onto the Isla way (as with the Speyside Way, it's basically redundant railway lines)...

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.....where we headed up the hill towards Dufftown. After passing the endless lines of bonded warehouses of the Glenfiddich, we happened upon the still in use, but only for the tourists, Dufftown train station...........

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............ with Sidings Cafe...

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......where we enjoyed afternoon tea and cake. I could have sat there all day, but it was time to push across Dufftown and up the hill where an old friend came into view....

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Not today pal. We were off down the hill back into Aberlour where we found a spot on the banks of the River Spey away from the anglers to sit and have our late afternoon sandwich (and a flask of superheated Costa Coffee Late.....)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » August 31st, 2020, 6:59 pm

First one was the right way around, with all the others upside down.

Did you put your sticker on?

Cheers,

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » August 31st, 2020, 7:16 pm

Did you put your sticker on?

Balls. No.

Sorry folks.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » September 5th, 2020, 11:22 am

Did you know that if you focus on this image for 30 seconds, it'll disappear completely -

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Cheers,

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby vrdiver » September 5th, 2020, 11:42 am

Itsallaguess wrote:Did you know that if you focus on this image for 30 seconds, it'll disappear completely -

The only thing that disappeared for me was 30 seconds of my life....

BUT, if I stare at it long enough, it does disappear, at the same time that my monitor goes on standby :lol:

VRD

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby bungeejumper » September 5th, 2020, 12:14 pm

Itsallaguess wrote:Did you know that if you focus on this image for 30 seconds, it'll disappear completely -

No, but thanks anyway. You've reminded me about my appointment at Specsavers.

BJ

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby kiloran » September 5th, 2020, 12:29 pm

Every weekend, the BBC Scotland website https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53950801 shows a selection of readers' pics of Scotland from the past week. There's usually some really good ones. This week's favourites are of the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glen Coe, and Ben Lomond

--kiloran

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » September 5th, 2020, 12:43 pm

kiloran wrote:
Every weekend, the BBC Scotland website https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53950801 shows a selection of readers' pics of Scotland from the past week. There's usually some really good ones.

This week's favourites are of the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glen Coe, and Ben Lomond


Like most Scottish mountains around this time of year, I bet if you stare at it for 30 seconds it's likely to disappear completely....

Cheers,

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby monabri » September 5th, 2020, 6:03 pm

Itsallaguess wrote:Did you know that if you focus on this image for 30 seconds, it'll disappear completely -


Itsallaguess


Wot, when I can get much the same effect from my HYP?

;)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » September 5th, 2020, 9:37 pm

We were off on our travels today - over the sea - not to Skye - but to another Scottish Island
At the port of embarkation we spotted

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Helicopter deck at front and heavy crane at the rear. The name should probably identify its use, however on our journey (by CalMac) we sailed past another possession of its owner

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and after disembarkation we continued on to

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But we failed to spot Miss Hoolie.

Or for those who would prefer a more lucid description - we spotted the Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos at its home base in Oban, and sailed across to Craignure on Mull in the Caledonian MacBrayne Car Ferry Isle of Mull, passing the lighthouse at the bottom end of Lismore. We then drove on to Tobermory - the home of the kid's TV series Balamory where Miss Hoolie (Julie Nimmo) was the Nursery Teacher.

And a little verse (with many slightly different variations) may indicate what the local populace thought about the (historical)monopoly position once held by MacBraynes (now part of Calmac)
To God belongs the Earth, and all that it contains, except the Western Isles and they belong to MacBraynes

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » September 8th, 2020, 5:56 pm

It was a sunny Sunday morning, so we stretched our legs for a short ramble along the coast path from Tobermory to the Lighthouse - looking over the Sound of Mull to Ardnamurchan.
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We were on the lookout for cetaceans - usually porpoise and dolphins, but had no luck. However a gaggle of gannets gave a diving exhibition.
Then later we drove over the hilly (a severe understatement) road to the hill above Dervaig
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That's the Island of Coll on the horizon, and you can just about make out the unusual white pencil tower of Dervaig church in the bottom left hand corner.
https://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/churches/churches-2/kilmore/
We were hoping to spot Eagles and Sea Eagles which often fly over this spot - but we were out of luck.
However our luck changed in a surprising way when we went out looking for otters - https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=25165

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » September 9th, 2020, 7:04 pm

A short sharp hike up Craigendarroch Oakwoods above Ballater, Aberdeenshire.....

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngo ... te-profile

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map3_15cg.shtml

......gives impressive views over towards Lochnagar.....

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Lochnagar again - this time from the road just outside Balmoral with the River Dee in the foreground.

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Postby nimnarb » September 9th, 2020, 8:06 pm

Being able to see or in fact reminded of such wonderful pictures herein just further enhances(well for me anyway) how lucky many are to be living in such a great Country regardless of it's possible failures at times. The natural beauty speaks for itself but brought to life on this Board. Many thx.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Clitheroekid » September 9th, 2020, 8:45 pm

I thought it might provide some mild entertainment to have a `Guess The Mystery Object' pic, and here it is:

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Any others? The only stipulation is that they must be taken yourself, not nicked off the net!

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby PinkDalek » September 9th, 2020, 9:24 pm

Clitheroekid wrote:I thought it might provide some mild entertainment to have a `Guess The Mystery Object' pic, and here it is:

...

Any others?


Here’s a few from jfgw if of interest:

viewtopic.php?f=73&t=23352

viewtopic.php?f=73&t=18633

Probably others over there.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » September 9th, 2020, 9:31 pm

scotia wrote:and after disembarkation we continued on to

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Ah, Tobermory
Useless facts:
A Womble engineer
Setting for my favourite Alistair MacLean novel, 'When Eight Bells Toll' (although renamed Torbay, confusingly)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » September 10th, 2020, 1:26 am

AleisterCrowley wrote:Ah, Tobermory
Setting for my favourite Alistair MacLean novel, 'When Eight Bells Toll' (although renamed Torbay, confusingly)

The plot had baddies who were hi-jacking ships carrying bold bullion, and hiding them by sinking them in the sea lochs. They were operating out of Duart Castle where its rightful owners were being held captive. Since the rightful owner is Sir Lachlan Maclean who served in the SAS, I think most baddies would have given the castle a wide berth :)
But certainly Tobermory has form in regard to sinking ships with gold cargoes. See https://www.scottishhistory.org/articles/tobermory-galleon/
Following their defeat at the hands of the English navy in the summer of 1588, the surviving ships of the Spanish Armada were forced to make their way home around the north and west coasts of Scotland. Several ships were lost along the dangerous coastline in stormy weather. One ship, the San Juan de Sicilia, mysteriously blew up in Tobermory Bay off the Isle of Mull. Many believe that the vessel was carrying a large amount of gold coin.


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