In my last post I mentioned the problems of driving up Glen Lyon because of the narrow single-track road there and, true to form, this is what caused me to have to stop my journey from the upper part of the glen down the road to Loch Tay. The twisty narrow road was completely blocked by an oil tanker which was delivering fuel to a little isolated building by the side of the road. I believe that the building housed a generator to provide electric power. So I just had to wait for about twenty minutes until the truckman had finished his business. But I was in no hurry.
You can see exactly where this was taken if you click on Map:view and you can also use the little yellow man to explore the road. You can see the little building too. And the weather was obviously much sunnier when the little Google man was there too - the mountains weren't obscured by cloud as they were when I took this picture!
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carlo62 (52174) 2014-03-03 14:42
come foto non č eccezionale, ma come documento č eccellente, in questo modo si capisce perfettamente cosa vuol dire strada stretta :)
macjake (70519) 2014-03-03 17:29
well, I have to say...i really enjoy that Map feature!
Did you know that you can purchase a GPS device that sits on the 'hotshoe' of the camera...and everyphoto has the lat/long co-ordinates on it! thats cool!!!
Obviously its not a NEED, its more of a toy and just a WANT :)
but fun nonetheless...
and you're photo here truly describes what you went through, and yeah, thats one narrow road. But I suppose there isn't much traffic on these backcountry areas.
good to see the landscape and its overall appearance.
I plan on traveling to Scotand/Ireland in the next year or 2. Plan on renting a car and driving the coast lines, visiting Edinburgh, Dublin...all the castles and ruins..Oh i can't wait!!!!
(perhaps a TE meeting or two lol)
nice post John
see you around
emka (102708) 2014-03-03 22:57
Hi John, Ok that you were not in a hurry and could wait. But what then? I still do not know how you could go farther. I went from Cambridge to Ely also by such a single track road but there were very often the place to passing.
Splendid Sottish landscape.
In my Google Chrom this map dates do not work, I do not know why.
Have a nice day
MJR (3360) 2014-03-04 2:30
You are taking a short cut ! And at only 14:17 you were not running out of daylight, even in February !
I assumed from your previous post that you had taken the road to the dam at Loch Lyon and returned on THAT little road. Like Craig I have enjoyed touring the area by map, as I often do from these posts. In the event, what with your delay, the longer road might have done you well.
Your photo of course is as well executed as ever, brilliant lifelike colours and perfect exposure and all. ( note the refusal to be drawn into POV or capture or control of the light expressions ! )
And for me, a near tangible feeling of being there, in the mist and mizzle, the wind ruffling the grasses, and moaning around the hillsides. And that road, drawing me on into the sunlight in the valley, just what I like !
Nicou (146902) 2014-03-04 6:36
quelle vue de ce camion sur cette route comme perdu dans la nature quelle iamge sueprbe le tons on se demande ce qu'il fait lā.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37910) 2014-03-04 7:27
When a big strong Swede stands in your way, there is really not much you can do. But when I check the Google picture, I see that there is a little road down to the building, couldnīt he have parked there in stead of block the road. But at least he has provided a red rectangle to satisfy photographers;) A fantastic landscape here, you must have taken many pictures while waiting.
Noel_Byrne (32544) 2014-03-04 13:19
This made me smile. Being Irish, I know the feeling of meeting other traffic on narrow roads, and all you can do is sit back and enjoy the view. How fortunate that your view was so beautiful, no wont you could spend twenty minutes here. It's amazing, the truck looks so incredibly out of place in this natural scene, and that is what makes the whole scene so unique and interesting. I guess we all need to get our heating oil somehow!
CLODO (35158) 2014-03-06 1:26
looking closely at the picture, I can see that the LORRY (I have read your answers!) could have parked on the little stone alley at right, but supposing that no one would come during his duty, it stops right in the middle of the narrow road.
it gives you the opportunity to take some picture of this deserted landscape, without rain!
It reminds me some holidays taken in Shetlands where you have from place to place an area to cross the cars coming from the opposite direction.
annjackman (21901) 2014-03-10 3:25
Glad that you were not in a hurry! This really shows so well the 'problem' of the isolated regions of Scotland and they very narrow roads - but a pace of life which is rather nice. I like the contrast with the bleak moorland and the modern truck. In the distance the mountain seems shrouded in mist or cloud - beautiful!
Best wishes, Ann
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (26138)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-03 13:10