Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Monday, 22 March 2021
More essential shopping and wrong turns saw us in North Perthshire at the weekend, roads still quiet although more Motorhomes were spotted sneaking around. The Police were sneaking around and fined a few people for wild camping at Loch Tummel and breaking Covid rules. That is I suppose the stupidity of the great unwashed, they know the locals are pissed off with the mess the "wild campers" leave so heading there in the midst of lockdown is just plain stupid. I do hope the campsites will open up "normally" this year and take the pressure off the wild camping thing. I found out Portugal has banned wild camping as the Motorhome / Van thing was getting out of hand, providing there are sites open with showers and toilets people should be encouraged to use them in my opinion. Sometimes I think tourists forget that locals deserve a life also.
This week saw 100 years pass since Carlo Guzzi, Giorgio Parodi and Angelo Parodi started the manufacturing of the famous marque in Mandello Del Lario where thankfully it has remained ever since. It only seemed right then to give the Guzzi another ride out!
|It was a bit chilly though|
|Sunny, very unusual|
|Tea break again|
|First run on the Glen Quaich road this year|
|I love this view!|
Monday, 15 March 2021
Another week in "lockdown" weather hasn't been too bad, sometimes even rising to 10 degrees C. So taking the lead from the recent football fans debacle (Hundreds of local fans two weeks ago and thousands of Rangers fans last week gathering, drinking, most with no masks) and the fact that I am confused on the exact rules and of course I could take the defence the First Minister has taken in her recent debacle (one of many debacles) if I am stopped I assume its ok to use the "I don't remember" defence?
Anyway Saturday was braw, cool and some more salt lashed on the roads which were in the main dry meant some exercise was required at an unknown location, great day out and quiet roads although we did spot the dreaded Motorhomes appearing, no doubt being brought out of hibernation waiting for the off so they can clutter up our roads and leave their shit everywhere.
I see Highland council are spending cash on building motorhome stopping places and improving toilets (maybe they are getting bigger trowls to bury the shit? ) Be good if ALL the councils spent some money on the roads, they are in a shocking state, I know they are strapped for cash and of course the priority must be diversity training and building unisex bogs in the council offices but some tarmac here and there wouldn't go amiss. I used to think Ireland had terrible roads but with EU cash they are now brilliant, then Romania the first time I went there the roads were shocking but hey ho they are pretty good now, I haven't been back to Ukraine to check on their progress roads wise but I'm pretty sure we are slowly getting to the top of the first world shit roads league.
|Queens view, Loch Tummel|
|Fiona warming her hands|
|Snow on thar hills|
|Snow was gone last week, now its back on the high ground|
|Motorbikin.....cause I like it|
|Hopefully the last of the wintery views|
|Hill with Snow|
|Fiona with tea|
|Fiona checking if we are about to be overtaken by cyclists|
|This is the first time in 3 months this lochan hasn't been frozen over|
|Trying to be arty....and failing|
|This looked like a bear from a distance and I didn't have my Bear spray, luckily we don't have Bears (yet)|
|Waterfalls are always relaxing|
|Peaty water cascading down the rocks|
|Fiona checking out a potential house|
|A tad draughty though|
Monday, 8 March 2021
|Three weeks ago|
|The moon reflecting in the golf course|
|Guzzi at rest|
|The stellar ER6 with Mrs R at rest|
|Sunday, different location and roads not too mucky, plenty potholes though!|
|BSA on one of my rare rides on it, crashbars are no longer on, brakes are shocking which is why I don't use it more.|