Monday, 18 January 2010

Miscellaneous Monday #5

The Pass of the Cattle
was the only road linking Applecross peninsula
with rest of the world until late 20th Century
still one take ones heart in ones mouth whilst climbing
Bealach na ba

a single lane, yet two way, hairpin road
rising 2,054 ft
we passed in awe a lone cyclist just before the summit

Looking back over the winding stream, Loch Carron and Plockton
I took this leaning out of the car window
without zoom
but always with va va voom


  1. It reminds me of some of the curves on Highway 1 between L. A. and San Francisco or driving around those hairpin turns near Monte Carlo! I am always so nervous!

  2. What a beautiful view, though on a single-lane,two-way road, not one you can appreciate fully!!

  3. Like RNSANE says, it is Highway 1 in California or Oregon. Lovely.

  4. Have just tagged you at mine on 1, 2, 3, things that make me happy - probably you've just shown us one of them! Gorgeous.

  5. Oh wow.. what an incredibly view. It's like a ribbon.

  6. Still so much of our country that I don't know. Beautiful.

  7. Lovely's simple and yet says everything it needs to.

  8. Beautiful photography!
    Beautiful blog!

    And Congratulations on your job!

    Thanks so much for your good wishes on my Birthday post!
    I appreciate you stopping by!

    All the best,

  9. I have only seen scenes like this in movies. Breath taking!

  10. Sara- I know this will sound crazy, but you have no idea how I want to walk that. I want to frikken nearly fly over that guard rail, somersault and flip flop fly down that hill. them I want to feel the grass. really feel it. In my grasp and in my nose. Then I want to breathe full, fall to my knees and silently smile. told you it would sound crazy. ~rick

  11. Amiable brief and this post helped me alot in my college assignement. Say thank you you on your information.

  12. Look amazing, would like to see it myself :)

  13. Great photo - very melancholic. Great blog too! I'm your newest follower :)

    Holli in Ghana

  14. she writes- we tend to take some pics/experiences for granted, then viewed through others eyes, I see more than beauty, wonderment and joy!

    Rick- flip flop away, l shall show a pics later in week of the views on top of the crossing viewing over to skye and the rest of the climb upward.

    pale observer- you are Welcomed and welcome!

    sub- next time do the west coast

  15. Saz, it is stunning and all with va voom. I laugh. It is gorgeous. I trace it out with my finger.

  16. I really like that you have access to so many beautiful landscapes and historical areas that you can sit, think and reflect.

    You are really, really fortunate!

  17. Love the silvery trace of the river!


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Take the weight of your feet, draw up a chair and pour yourself a cuppa. Leave your troubles at the door and together we shall ride out the storms.
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Saz x