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http://www.tipf.co.uk/forums/topic/46369-important~-the-forum-its-future-and-finances/

Clicker and Ryewolf   ADMIN TEAM 

Scotland F.A.O. Clicker


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Well You did ask, Clicker.  

The view from Applecross' summit.....

 

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No Idea where this is.......I was totally lost when I took this.

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Some really moody mountains approaching Western Highlands

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A place to live.

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Great memories there for me too. Wester Ross is my favourite part of the country (except in midgey season) . In addition to the stunning landscape work, you have captured some fine cloud formations too.

 

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Thanks Fogey ....some glorious  vistas there ... I remember driving over Applecross pass   years ago  and being  more than a little scared of meeting another car on some of those roads .... Pulling into a passing place  that had a few hundred feet  drop on the left  made  me slightly less aware of  the beautiful surroundings at time I must admit ... eyes were just fixed on the road ahead !!:yes It looks like you really were at one with the countryside .... it is  a wonderful place  and  you have captured a lot of it's majesty and  allure ... thanks 😉

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The whole set is a great advert for the  areas of Scotland that you visited. I read however this week that some of the local population were not happy with  being inundated this year with camper  vans and caravans travelling on this well advertised route as the infrastructure was / is  not  equipped to cope  with such a large influx of visitors ... Apparently chemical toilets etc were emptied in inappropriate places... rubbish left on roadsides ...  Such a shame  but it just goes to show one needs to anticipate the effects of promoting things,  with the power of the internet and social media able to reach millions of people now .

 

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11 hours ago, Clicker said:

The whole set is a great advert for the  areas of Scotland that you visited. I read however this week that some of the local population were not happy with  being inundated this year with camper  vans and caravans travelling on this well advertised route as the infrastructure was / is  not  equipped to cope  with such a large influx of visitors ... Apparently chemical toilets etc were emptied in inappropriate places... rubbish left on roadsides ...  Such a shame  but it just goes to show one needs to anticipate the effects of promoting things,  with the power of the internet and social media able to reach millions of people now .

 

I got that anti-British feeling when I was there Clicker.  While the locals took your money happily enough, the resentment was coming off them in waves.  

It has to be said, while I was there I didn't hear any foreign languages spoken but plenty if different English dialects - I guess the Minorca mob was forced to holiday in this country as there was no foreign travel allowed.

I did see a lot of people in campervans wild camping at the side of the lochs - they simply turned up and stayed at one place for the week/fortnight or whatever and acted as if they owned the place.

The lochs, in some cases, resembled a seaside beach in Spain.  Certainly, I travelled to a loch to photograph some wildlife - I got my wish but it wasn't the furry kind of animal that I expected.

I did notice some roadside notices saying that permits were needed for wild camping which appeared to be largely ignored by the campervan brigade.  There was one instance where a family in two campervans turned an access to a loch into their personal camping site, where they hogged the entire end of the loch, denying parking for other tourists.

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Such a shame Fogey ...a lot of ignorant people about I'm afraid .... they spoil it for everyone ...and sadly  are usually oblivious to  how inconsiderate their behaviour is ..... both to other visitors and the local people ...  understandably ... we are all then tarred with the same brush !😧

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