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Old 06-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #17
mka OP
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Location: Ireland
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sorry about that and the slight intermission,,
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i went and took my prozac and sanity tablets and a big glass of water and fell much better now. calmness was creeping in and around my brain... a fog really...
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well full after such a generous lunch i decided to head out the road towards skye............!!!
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long story short... waste of time...the basterd caravans and a possee of crap ould drivers had the whole road covered, no way out here...!!
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i regrouped (is this possible) and headed out the north road towards fort dungus, angus, dufus or something like that...but again the bloody mobile homers and
motorhomes had that pass covered too.....!!!
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the only way out was to go back south in a blaze of dust....cutting up the ould farts as best i could and shooting from the hip with curses only the devil himself
would approve of.
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and so and lo it came to pass i would be heading toward the town of oban...!! at least thats what i figured from google maps etc.
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my guts were rumbling like a freight train on three wheels......the crap i had eaten was coming back to haunt me, all the way up my throat and into the helmet...!!
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well, not quite but i felt as if it could.
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and so round another bend up a sweeping piece of good scottish tarmac and this came into view....
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happiness restored
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bit of a closer look at the castle...
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i know you are sick looking at this castle but it is not long now before my camera quits altogether after slowly screwing itself up...
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bit of bike porn as filler...
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this is last pic before camera quits totally on me and i then have to resort to phone camera thing...!
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after standing around on the side of the road shouting at my camera and then trying the kiss of life on it and failing, i had to determine whether to bury it here
in the beautiful scottish wilderness or take it home and f**k it into the bin........i decided on the latter eventually..!
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having made a momentous decision i decided to celebrate and go get some of this stuff..
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as time went on inside this quiet wee place a sense of order was being restored in my brain...kinks were being straightened and foggy areas were starting to clear...
this was a beneficial time for me and my brain....we were getting to know each other again........not sure how long it would last as we dont usually get on for long...
but now is now and it was ok for both of us.
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back up on the horse again....easy girl...and off into oban.....i only wanted to get into oban in order to get out the other side towards garelochhead (!?)
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great scottish architecture even here in a simple row of houses...
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phone pics...remember.....so please excuse quality/steadiness of shot/blurriness...!!!
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slight aside here...i remember coming to oban by car from south of england a few years ago...meeting up with a crew of sailors from home and heading out to
discover the islands round here...first stop was tobermory or more accurately the mishnish bar......(tobermory now infamous as ballymory !...whats the f**kin story in
ballymory ?).....anyway full day drinking and i decide to go back to the boat and stupidly walked off the pier........and down....into a rubber dinghy......nae bother...
....decide to row out to the sailboat.....rowing away for about five minutes........then i realised the dinghy was still tied to the bloody pier........and it only got worse
and worse after that..........names like glenlivet....macallan.....laophraoig.....and other malts and mixes and porter........it was a long night and there was something
about removing a big bag of mussels from the back of a truck......not sure about this but the brain seems to remember something...
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sorry back to here and now


the road from oban to garelochhead...........BLOODY BRILLIANT............even for me...........mega.....!!!
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the best yet...this was what the whole bloody thing was about............just perfect.........one corner.....little bit of gravel and tail went....just enough to
hurt my back....like a jerk.......and grip again......and away...........mega.........!!!.........no pics...i was having too much fun here...!!
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too soon i was in garelochhead........long name for small place.......but nice....
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in the distance is the start of the crinan canal (i had another night of it here in the long ago...but the brain is giving nothing away on any details for me).
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gotta go now, sorry, but i leave you with a pic of a tiger in the grass...........!!
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