Random Photo Thread (not Bikes)

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  1. Dave49

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  2. Vulpes

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    #562 Vulpes, Jun 11, 2021
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    It belonged to my recently deceased ex FIL. Built in Shetland in 1952, mahogany over oak, canoe stern. Lovely boat.

    Griffiths didn't do those sterns, I don't think?

    The image below was taken in Loch Scavaig.

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  3. Dartplayer

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    Rain in the hills made the water even more inviting :cool:

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  4. Sir Trev

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    Talking of water... This one was keeping an eye on me from the pond yesterday.

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    I am drooling.
     
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  6. Dave49

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    You're right, I don't know of any Griffiths designs with canoe sterns. They were more of a Scandinavian thing. Colin Archer, maybe? Beautiful boat anyway. I used to sail a 26ft Stella (also mahogany on oak) from Tayvallich in Argyll, mostly single-handed. The west coast of Scotland is a wonderful place to sail.
     
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    #567 Vulpes, Jun 12, 2021
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    West coast, hebrides... absolutely gorgeous! Keep an eye out for hidden rocks though! We saw a yacht stranded at the entrance to Loch Maddy once... Stornoway Coastguard had to come out for them.
    One of the most memorable trips took us to St. Kilda - amazing place! (The Puff Inn was still serving then... :))

    Tie purchased there...
     
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    #568 Smilinjack, Jun 13, 2021
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    Had a rather stop-start job in Aberdeen, which allowed me a bit of tourism. Had a nice walk along the sea cliffs and visited the delightful town of Stonehaven.

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    War memorial

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    #569 Smilinjack, Jun 13, 2021
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    This is so hard with a phone.

    Tiddy lighthouse

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    Dunottar castle

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  10. Smilinjack

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    That lighthouse is one of a series of sculptures along the boardwalk, illustrating things from Stonehaven's past.

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    And so to bed after a long long walk.

    Wild Asian elephants lie on the ground and rest in Jinning district of Kunming, Yunnan province, China. A herd of 15 wild elephants has trekked hundreds of kilometres after leaving their forest habitat in Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve.

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    Just need tucking in now.
     
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    Canon Beach & Breakers Point

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    and it cost $400 to be eaten by sharks its known for tuna fishing and tuna farms and grane silos
     
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    hallet cove Adelaide. couldn't find the pot of gold

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    #576 Smilinjack, Jun 20, 2021
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    Bit of a grim entry in a way, but this resonates loudly today. Our afternoon stroll took us through the delightful village of Eyam. It's a place with a dark past though, as it endured an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1665. The way the village dealt with it taught lessons about outbreak management we still follow. Their sacrifice perhaps should bring shame on some of the entitled asswipes we hear currently. Lovely old place anyhow.

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    An example of what families endured

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    Looking down from Eyam Edge

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    "Let all who tread the green fields of Eyam remember, with feelings of awe and veneration, that beneath their feet repose the ashes of those moral heroes, who with a sublime, heroic and unparalleled resolution gave up their lives, yea doomed themselves to pestilential death to save the surrounding country. Their self sacrifice is unequalled in the annals of the world.”

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    Portland Oregon wildlife...

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  18. FellZebra

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    My home village that is, was back there Saturday on the Explorer to call and see my parents.
    Lovely village surrounded by some great countryside.
    Hope you enjoyed your visit.
     
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  19. Smilinjack

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    I did enjoy our visit. I've passed through a fair few times, and had a couple of breakfasts at the Village Green Cafe. The history is fascinating, we plan a bit longer walk there sometime, visit places like Mompesson's Well, Riley Graves, the Boundary Stone, and of course just enjoy the scenery. The views along Sir William Hill Road seem to cover most of the Peak District. :)
     
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    John Day Fossil Beds & Painted Hills NP Oregon

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