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Munro’s three and four.

Sunday saw me claiming or bagging, as they say, two more Munros, Stob Dearg & Stob na Broige which make up Buachaille Etive Mor. I’m getting greedy, or is that daft!

The weather was ok, but a bit overcast, as you’ll see in the pics, so the views from the summits were not what they could be.

I’m told that scenes from the Bond movie Skyfall were filmed here, in fact I was stopped by a Japanese Tourist as I walked back to the car , who wanted to know were the filming took place, I obviously have the look of the secret agent about me!

Here’s the link to a description of the walk.

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/buachailleetivemor.shtml

Some pics,

The summit is lost in the clouds.

The summit is lost in the clouds.

The view from the bottom

The view from the bottom

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Your hero:-)

Your hero:-)

The ridge between the summits

The ridge between the summits

Walking the ridge.

Walking the ridge.

Great view, how good would it be on a sunny day!

Great view, how good would it be on a sunny day!

Surveying the descent

Surveying the descent

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Ben Vane my 2nd Munro

Yep at last I got around to doing my 2nd Munro, Ben Vane, it may not be the highest mountain, but it’s steep!

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/munros/ben-vane

To use technical talk, I was blowing oot ma erse, half way up, but I got there.

Another enjoyable day:-)

Some pics of the trek,

Ben Vane

Ben Vane

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The view on the way up

The view on the way up

Me, being heroic

Me, being heroic

The lads surveying the scene

The lads surveying the scene

Me at the top

Me at the top

On the way down

On the way down

Livingston RFC v Lasswade RFC 24/08/13

Local rugby club today, very enjoyable game which after a great fight back from Livingston ended with a late drop goal and a one point margin of victory for Lasswade, final score 24 -25.

Well done both teams, entertaining stuff.

Looked like the ball to me!

Looked like the ball to me!

Try for Lasswade

Try for Lasswade

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No prisoners taken

No prisoners taken

Successful drop goal attempt

Successful drop goal attempt

Catch me if you can! on the way to a Livi try.

Catch me if you can, on the way to a Livi try.

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Behind you.

Behind you.

Noooooo!!!!

Noooooo!!!!

Swan Update 2

Been a month since my last update on our local Swans and their cygnets.

There are six cygnets now, think there were seven last month.

First time I've seen a Heron at the pond

First time I’ve seen a Heron at the pond

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I know you!

I know you!

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Balbirnie, Fife

Some pictures I took today in Balbirnie Park near Markinch in Fife,

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Brick Wall

As it says in the title, a Brick Wall, I liked the textures, I think the editing has improved it, possibly!

Edited version

Edited version

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Orginal

Whales die in mass stranding off Scotland (UK)

I wonder why they do this?

The ocean update

Thirteen pilot whales have died in a mass stranding off the coast of Fife.

2 Sep 2012. The mammals were part of a group of 26 pilot whales stranded at Pittenweem, near St Andrews.

The remaining whales are being kept alive by vets from British Divers and Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), with help from the emergency services including Fife fire service.

Gareth Norman, BDMLR co-ordinator for the area, said it is likely only nine of the remaining 13 animals will survive.

Forth Coastguard was alerted to the incident shortly after 7am, with initial reports suggesting a mass stranding of dolphins.

Teams of volunteer medics from BDMLR were sent to the area, with specialist rescue pontoons being moved to the location from across Scotland, Newcastle and Cumbria.

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Quality not quantity?

Messing about with photoshop I arrived at this image, I do like the colours and the way it’s became painting like, but I do wonder am I posting it just for the sake of posting something? This whole blogging thing is very addictive, always trying to think of what to post next, so perhaps I should think, quality not quantity.

Right thats today taken care of, what to post tomorrow!!!

This is the original image.

Couldn’t agree more 🙂

....But I'm not....

This has been my Olympic mantra for months. I do not take the credit for coming up with a notion so witty as to utter under one’s breath, every time the Olympics is mentioned, “It’s gonna be a bit shit.” That piece of genius was the brain child of Al Murray. And when I heard Al Murray suggest that we all partake in the uttering of “It’s gonna be a bit shit.” I thought it was a great idea – I did think the Olympics was going to be exactly what my mantra suggested.
I was surprised when all of the building for the Olympics was completed on time. I was not surprised when G4S couldn’t deliver on security, or when a coach driver got lost, or when there was moaning about the Olympic lanes. All of that, I expected.
What I did not expect, however, was for the London…

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Another moan about litter

I posted this photograph the other day, I was quite proud of it, then I had another look at it and there bottom left a wee bit of blue poking out, yep its the curse of open spaces everywhere, the plastic carrier bag.

Seemingly the Scottish Government is going to have a consultation about a levy on this menace, never mind consultation, as Nike would say “Just do it”

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