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Great serp2000 2014-03-03 9:34

Hi, Chris,
My congratulations on your the second milestone!
Amazing choice of the photo for this event. Campari? Why not? Very nice summer image, thanks for memories.
Best wishes from Russia!
Serghei

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Old 03-04-2014, 10:04 AM
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Default To MJR: Two different trips......!

Hello Martin,

Thank you again for your kind remarks!

This picture and the last one were, I'm afraid, taken on two entirely different occasions. This one was taken in February, 2012 and I took the shot after I had travelled up Glen Lyon as far as Bridge of Balgie and then was heading from there down past the dam at Lachan na Lairige near Ben Lawers (I hadn't reached it at this point) towards Loch Tay and then Killin and back to Pitlochry where we were staying.

The other picture (the one with the road sign warning of dangerous squirrels) was taken several months later in November, 2012. On that occasion I travelled farther up Glen Lyon past Bridge of Balgie and, though I didn't get as far as Loch Lyon itself, I took a right fork farther up the glen and reached Loch an Daimh, a smaller loch also feeding (after its dam) the River Lyon where I took this rather overprocessed picture as well as a few others. That day I simply returned back down Glen Lyon, retracing my steps all the way back via Fortingall.

After I had uploaded this picture, I thought it looked a bit uninspiring with just a lorry sitting on a road. (You and I are probably the only two people on TE who actually know what a "lorry" is as everyone nowdays seems to call them "trucks" - a word I always imagine refers to things which railway locomotives pull or push. Remember "Le camion le plus vite"? - Ettore Bugatti's rather disparaging description of W.O. Bentley's Le Mans cars?) Anyway, I'm pleased that you also appreciate the dim light, the dank wet coarse grassland and the clouds obscuring the distant mountain (probably Meall nam Tarmachan) in the background even though others don't!

Best Wishes,

John.
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