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Old 10-12-2013, 01:40 PM   #3766
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Just finished reading all 252 pages of your thread, took a few days but just had to send you a big well done sir! Kam, you have a great sense of humor and a wonderful eye for beauty thru the lense of your little camera! Also, Bubu, you are hilarious! Trying to rally the lads for a month long tour of Ireland and Scotland on motos in a couple years, if we make it would love to hoist a pint at some point! Keep up the good work Kam and hope your feeling better after your last off!

Thanks....I'm feeling pretty good, and all the more so for reading your comments ... I'm always amazed to hear someone has persevered to read through the whole thread! Well done.

If you guys come to Scotland of course it would be great to 'hoist a pint' ..and hopefully you will join us for a ride too.

Thanks again for your comments. They are very much appreciated.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:53 PM   #3767
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As usual we got out for our Saturday cycle...... so a few more images from another bit of Scotland :-

Our ride took us from the Falkirk Wheel along the Union Canal to Linlithgow....the first surprise was to discover the canal goes through this long dark tunnel which is about 200 years old.





Once we got deep into it I had to stop cycling as I literally couldn't see in front of me it was so dark in some places...




The tunnel was hewn out of the granite hillside and took years to complete ...






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Old 10-12-2013, 02:06 PM   #3768
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As well as going under the ground, the Union Canal also travels high above it, - thanks to this aqueduct just a few miles further on....



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Old 10-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #3769
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Maybe they cut up all the rocks they hauled out of that tunnel to build that stunning aquaduct??
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:24 AM   #3770
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Just finished reading all 252 pages of your thread, took a few days but just had to send you a big well done sir! Kam, you have a great sense of humor and a wonderful eye for beauty thru the lense of your little camera! Also, Bubu, you are hilarious! Trying to rally the lads for a month long tour of Ireland and Scotland on motos in a couple years, if we make it would love to hoist a pint at some point! Keep up the good work Kam and hope your feeling better after your last off!

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Old 10-13-2013, 01:28 AM   #3771
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As well as going under the ground, the Union Canal also travels high above it, - thanks to this aqueduct just a few miles further on....




Kam next time we will come with the van with motorbikes and bicycles inside

Soooo nice like ever.

Is it a roman constructions?


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Old 10-13-2013, 01:54 AM   #3772
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Sarah has just pointed out to me that I have misinformed you about the Queen spending Christmas at Balmoral in my earlier post. Apparently she spends summer holidays at Balmoral and goes to Sandringham at Christmas.

Apologies, but it looks like you will not be able to share Christmas dinner with the Royals ....
No worries :) It's probably better that way actually. I'd probably do something dumb if I bumped into the Queen. I don't tend to do well dealing with prominent individuals. I'm pretty sure if you look up 'open mouth, insert foot' in a phrase dictionary, I'm the example given!

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Old 10-13-2013, 01:54 PM   #3773
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Maybe they cut up all the rocks they hauled out of that tunnel to build that stunning aquaduct??

Good point, - it would make sense seeing as both works would have been going on at the same time ..and only a few miles apart.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:00 PM   #3774
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Kam next time we will come with the van with motorbikes and bicycles inside

Soooo nice like ever.

Is it a roman constructions?


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Hi bubu ( & Bernadette) ...Sarah says 'Hi' too.

Yes, bring both forms of two wheeled fun next time.

Lol! No the aquaduct is a bit more recent ...built just under 200 years ago when the canal was built. The Romans didn't last very long this far north ..... I don't know whether it was the locals or the weather that sent them packing........... or maybe the midges?
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Hi bubu ( & Bernadette) ...Sarah says 'Hi' too.

Yes, bring both forms of two wheeled fun next time.

Lol! No the aquaduct is a bit more recent ...built just under 200 years ago when the canal was built. The Romans didn't last very long this far north ..... I don't know whether it was the locals or the weather that sent them packing........... or maybe the midges?

Bernadette says 'Hi' too

I have the answer, it is the midges!!!! so awful, they are worst than mosquitoes in the Camargue
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:04 PM   #3776
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No worries :) It's probably better that way actually. I'd probably do something dumb if I bumped into the Queen. I don't tend to do well dealing with prominent individuals. I'm pretty sure if you look up 'open mouth, insert foot' in a phrase dictionary, I'm the example given!

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Lol! - and I'm sure you and the Queen would have got on well, you both share the same name for starters....
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #3777
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Today - and by some mracle despite most of the UK being under a blanket of rain...we had sunshine! Crisp, autumn clear skies...

Our first stop was at Arrochar at the head of Loch Long



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Old 10-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #3778
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Hey Kam....glad to hear(read) the healing is coming along well.

Question and comment about the camera you started out with. the Canon A720:

Did you use Lithium batteries with it?? I ask because I used it one day and essentially went through one set of AA batts in under 200 shots. Not totally dead, but enough that the batt thing was blinking telling me they were dying.

But, I am pretty happy with the camera overall. I had to send the DSLR out for some warranty work, so I have been using the a720 for more than just bike related stuff, and really happy with it.

Today with son and wife at a local lake beach:

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:55 AM   #3779
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Doug,

I have the same problem with the batteries of my camera. It is ok just for 1 or 2 hours.

I think, it is very hard to make the automatic setup ofr se camera, so it needs to use a lot of energy.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:15 AM   #3780
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Hello Kam, I`ve got a fireblade rr8 but really fancy a big bang r1. Whats the concensus amongst your mates as to which is the best? It`s the sound that keeps drawing me towards them
We`ve stopped in the Arrochar Hotel a few times, what an experience but it`s cheap.

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