NC500 (north coast road)

NC500 (north coast road)

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sevensfun

730 posts

5 months

Wednesday 30th June
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GetCarter said:
Just FYI, both ends of the bridge have car parks which at this time of year have motor homes, camper vans and cars with campers parked up overnight.
There is clearly one on the road too behind them in his pic and looks a touch dangerous to be blocking the road IMO (considering I know there are bends both sides of the bridge)

GetCarter

27,834 posts

248 months

Wednesday 30th June
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sevensfun said:
GetCarter said:
Just FYI, both ends of the bridge have car parks which at this time of year have motor homes, camper vans and cars with campers parked up overnight.
There is clearly one on the road too behind them in his pic and looks a touch dangerous to be blocking the road IMO (considering I know there are bends both sides of the bridge)
Don't get me wrong, if I'd have rolled up and found this on the bridge I'd get pretty pissed if it wasn't done and dusted in a few seconds. My postie would have gone apoplectic!

21st Century Man

35,892 posts

217 months

Wednesday 30th June
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It wouldn't have bothered me waiting for a few minutes whilst a photo was posed, but I could well understand the ire and froth of others. I should think there's a fair few road traffic regs being contravened, and not everyone has patience or tolerance.

Although I bet most of the ire will be from the pic and not actually from being there and possibly inconvenienced hehe



Edited by 21st Century Man on Wednesday 30th June 17:57

sevensfun

730 posts

5 months

Wednesday 30th June
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21st Century Man said:
It wouldn't have bothered me waiting for a few minutes whilst a photo was posed, but I could well understand the ire and froth of others. I should think there's a fair few road traffic regs being contravened, and not everyone has patience or tolerance.

Although I bet most of the ire will be from the pic and not actually from being there and possibly inconvenienced hehe



Edited by 21st Century Man on Wednesday 30th June 17:57
It’s less about the inconvenience and more about the danger of the move and forcing oncoming traffic to come to a hault. The sheet arrogance of it reminds me of a smaller scale or ‘DMO’ taking over the motorway

SteffCTS

1,128 posts

164 months

Wednesday 30th June
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Looks like they wanted to copy this one


GetCarter

27,834 posts

248 months

Thursday 1st July
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For anyone doing it today tomorrow:

"Highland Council Roads Department will be undertaking road repairs through Glen Torridon over the above two nights. Work will commence at 5pm on both Thursday 1 July and Friday 2 July. This could potentially lead to delays for traffic using the glen".

Laurel Green

29,683 posts

201 months

Thursday 1st July
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SteffCTS said:
Looks like they wanted to copy this one
There's a clip Here where a youtuber caught some of the action.

S2red

2,416 posts

160 months

Thursday 1st July
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It's a sign of my age

Turn the music off spoils things :-)

MrsMiggins

2,343 posts

204 months

Thursday 1st July
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Laurel Green said:
There's a clip Here where a youtuber caught some of the action.
Wild camping? In a camper van on a car park adjacent to a main road? I think my definition of "wild" is somewhat different to his! Not exactly Bear Grylls, is he?

Laurel Green

29,683 posts

201 months

Thursday 1st July
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MrsMiggins said:
Wild camping? In a camper van on a car park adjacent to a main road? I think my definition of "wild" is somewhat different to his! Not exactly Bear Grylls, is he?
I'd be pretty wild too, if that was the only available spot to, erm, wild camp in. wink

Having said that, I was up there last September (in my T6) and was OK on the east side, but couldn't find anywhere on the west side worth camping on. Think it needs forward planning/booking, but that is not me when out on the roam.

MrsMiggins

2,343 posts

204 months

Thursday 1st July
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Laurel Green said:
I'd be pretty wild too, if that was the only available spot to, erm, wild camp in. wink
laugh

I think the word he actually needs is "park". Now where's that "things that annoy you beyond reason thread"?

Laurel Green

29,683 posts

201 months

Thursday 1st July
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biggrin

GetCarter

27,834 posts

248 months

Friday 2nd July
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Laurel Green said:
MrsMiggins said:
Wild camping? In a camper van on a car park adjacent to a main road? I think my definition of "wild" is somewhat different to his! Not exactly Bear Grylls, is he?
I'd be pretty wild too, if that was the only available spot to, erm, wild camp in. wink

Having said that, I was up there last September (in my T6) and was OK on the east side, but couldn't find anywhere on the west side worth camping on. Think it needs forward planning/booking, but that is not me when out on the roam.
If you're back here in your VDub (Applecross Peninsula) - there's a whole bunch of places on the coast road. Passed this one this morning, and having read your post, took a snap:



P.S. I too have a T6 - due to Covid, worth considerably more than I paid for it! (For a change).

Laurel Green

29,683 posts

201 months

Friday 2nd July
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GetCarter said:
If you're back here in your VDub (Applecross Peninsula) - there's a whole bunch of places on the coast road. Passed this one this morning, and having read your post, took a snap:



P.S. I too have a T6 - due to Covid, worth considerably more than I paid for it! (For a change).
Fantastic 'snap' as usual, Steve, and what a lovely spot. Will possibly be back nearer to the end of season, weather permitting (fingers crossed).

Yep, supply and demand have driven prices up to bonkers levels. Not sure how true, but heard that VW presold this year's production of T6.1s in January of this year.

GetCarter

27,834 posts

248 months

Friday 2nd July
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...two more shameless 'snaps' from this morning wink




jet_noise

4,785 posts

151 months

Friday 2nd July
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GetCarter said:
...two more shameless 'snaps' from this morning wink



Shame? If I could, er, snap wink to that level I'd be blowing a trumpet smile

Heidfirst

145 posts

56 months

Friday 2nd July
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GetCarter said:
...two more shameless 'snaps' from this morning wink

Stunning, the background hills almost look like digital art.
(If it were mine I would be tempted to crop out the foreground to just above the level of the guardrail)

sanguinary

1,006 posts

180 months

Friday 2nd July
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Heidfirst said:
(If it were mine I would be tempted to crop out the foreground to just above the level of the guardrail)
I'd be leaving it in: https://digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thi...

smile

I've headed North most years now since the early 2000s. Missed last year and will be missing this year too. I've got serious Applecross withdrawal issues now!

GetCarter

27,834 posts

248 months

Friday 2nd July
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Heidfirst said:
GetCarter said:
...two more shameless 'snaps' from this morning wink

Stunning, the background hills almost look like digital art.
(If it were mine I would be tempted to crop out the foreground to just above the level of the guardrail)
I took it to post in the PH Roads thread!

Heidfirst

145 posts

56 months

Friday 2nd July
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sanguinary said:
Oh, I know all about the rule of thirds (& leading lines) - it's not sacrosanct though. The crop changes the emphasis which I prefer as a landscape (I did stick it into an editor to check before I posted.) I absoutely understand Get Carter's inclusion of the road for a Roads thread, indeed I suspected why it was there even before he confirmed it.

Edited by Heidfirst on Friday 2nd July 15:00