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A wee bit north . . .

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Pictures' started by Steve T, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Not been to the north coast for some time, so today was the day to remedy that.
    Quickish road to Inverness, north on the A9 then onto the turn off for Bonar Bridge and some twisties.
    1st pictures are views from the Struie of the Dornoch Firth
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    Past Bonar Bridge and then the back road to the Falls of Shin visitors centre/café. The “thing” sculpture cum walkway cover is, apparently, a salmons tail!
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    Headed for Altnaharra and happened upon some open gates . . .
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    Took a left at Altnaharra and took the very small road that runs along the base of the hill Ben Hope
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    This is called a Brock – Wikipedia is your friend if more info is required
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    And who lives in a house like this . . .
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    Looking back at Ben Hope & it’s similarly named Loch
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    Next bit of tarmac that didn’t have huge clumps of grass growing out of the middle of the road was part of the NC500 route. This is the sea Loch Eribol
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    Nearer Durness can be found stunning beaches like this . . .
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    The only problem with taking a dip in the brimmy up here is that you very quickly turn the same colour as the water :confused:

    A nice scenic picture of a Scottish hill
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    And then there is this one, Arkle, a favourite of mine
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    All told I covered 308 miles . . . and there is still some fuel available for use in the little bikes tank. Now that is impressive . . . even if my average speed wasn’t. But you don’t see much when you wiz past things :motorcycle:

    Steve T

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  2. Alba

    Alba Active Member

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    Fab report Mr T, to wiz by such wonderful scenery and peaceful spots would be a miss ....
     
  3. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Excellent stuff. :thumbsup:

    You'll be wearing out that poor wee Honda. :D
     
  4. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Rolled past 3k miles on the way out yesterday Lutin, so trying my hardest :ridebumps:

    Steve T

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  5. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Stunning pics Steve, just a wee bit envious!

    Sent from my SM-A320FL using Tapatalk
     
  6. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    So you went to my last ride report, got the co ords from my off road photos and, erm went there and took more photos ?
    No worries with that, if that's yer bag :eek:
    Happy hunting :clapping:
     
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    Hamster Active Member

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    Nice one steve.
     
  8. Dee Dub

    Dee Dub Active Member

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    Just Photoshop your own bike onto those pictures, and save a load of fuel! :D
     
  9. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    To clarify, there are no co-ordinates attached to Johns pictures that I can find (I looked after the above post from John).

    I just happened across the same open access as John did and decided to take a look-see. Came acroos the location that was in the photo's (mine) and decided that it would make an interesting photo. CLICK o_O

    Simples

    Steve T

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  10. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Oooooh, don't know about that sunshine. :cool:
    Like the similar off road track you posted on GS forum, the one down from the Suidhe viewpoint ? Taken a week earlier. ? At exactly the same location. :eek:
    To be honest I'm not really bothered
    If that's the story, who am I to argue ?
    End off as far as I'm concerned :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Joking apart,

    This is a serious issue if, say you are taking photos of a bike for sale using an I phone.
    You forget to disable the location function :rolleyes: Mr Pikey downloads said photo and subsequent accurate location using the co ords, and bingo, your pride and joy suddenly disappears overnight.
    Sobering thought, be aware out there chappies, strange world we live in.
    Take care and be vigilant.:thumbsup:
     

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