Three Days around Applecross

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  1. Milo

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    Hi Milo

    Love the pics looks like you picked a few good days to go cant beat Scotland when weather is like that.

    Gerry
     
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    Hi Milo

    We toured there 2 years ago, what a brill place difference is your pics
    show what we missed as the weather was really wet when we went.

    Did you go over the big pass? we had a left hand drive van and went up there,
    wife haggled me all the way up. As she couldnt see the edge, trouble was
    the more she went on the more i had to take in the veiw:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    Bless her got to the top then told her that was the only way down:RollEyes:
    I never knew she could call me those names:Blush::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Enjoyed the photos Milo. Food for thought for later this year :RollEyes:::bigsmile:
     
  5. Milo

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    The very first time we went over the pass I'd not long known Jo, but I did know she was (unreasonably!), anxious about heights, so we looped in from Shieldaig to Applecross. Returning a coupla years later in our then VW T3 (rhd) we drove over Bealach na Ba from the south and she was sitting on the edge of the drops far from amused - even less so when I drove faster intending to reduce the amount of time she spent on the pass.

    When travelling on my own I miss having someone to talk to, or at, but very much appreciate not having to compromise at all and being able to stop frequently if I feel like it, turn down tiny side roads on a whim and not bother much with campsites because I can (miraculously?), survive for several days without a shower......
     
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    Great photos and commentary. We went last year by car, before we owned a motorhome - but this must be on the list for a re-visit! :thumb:
     
  7. e20rod

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    Great photos. Def on the list for a re-visit. I've been over the Bealach na Ba on a bicycle and in a Ferrari 355, motorhome next!

    Cheers,

    Rod.
     
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    Oh, yes! To cycle up there, mainly for the pure and exhilarating terror-joy of coming back down again! Last year I cycled the top 2/3 of the Col d'Aspin and my descent was so howlingly fast that it filled me with grins for a week or more.

    Anyway, Applecross, it's a pretty special area, so don't go telling anyone about it, OK!
     
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    Hi Milo

    Like the pictures, does to fill the gap till I go back in Sept?Oct.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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