I wasn't too keen on this one.
A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses
Aye your right it was a bit mental rite eenuf!
When it good it`s really really good but when it`s bad...!
Bealach Na BA( pass of the cattle ) sorry John I love it pedaled over it 3 times most certainly lets you know your still alive 6 miles from sea level to sea level 2330 feet to the top of the pass.
I wish that I could spend more time up there!
Reversing a horsebox with pony inside around those hairpins on the AX (applecross) Bealach ain't fun. Best thing about the Bealach is the view across from the meall across Coire Scamadale to Skye, but then I am biased
As the stalker on the south beat my father used to walk up and over the bealach every day during the stalking season just to see if a flag was flying on a pole in front of the big house.If it was he waited until the guests came up,if not he walked home!Not many people have to walk up to over 2000 feet and 6 miles BEFORE going stalking for the day!!
Thank goodness for the telephone!
The last time I was there the hinds were walking across the road in front of us.
I`ve not stalked Applecross before, I used to work as a scallop diver out of the harbour and we drove over the pass morning and night for a couple of months a year.
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