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Re: Should I go?

TBH I’ve not seen or read anything unless you’re talking about the numpties at the border, as it’s toward the end of the month I don’t see any problems unless we go into lockdown again I've not seen them myself, but there's been lots of reports in the news about villages putting up signs telling pe...
by StevieC
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:26 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I go?
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

Looks like a grey wagtail to me...
by StevieC
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:33 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary
Replies: 50
Views: 2032

Re: Devil's Pulpit/Finnich Glen Closed

I drove past the Devil's Pulpit a couple of weekends ago when we were having our hot spell...it was ridiculous. Literally dozens - maybe up to a hundred - cars parked along both verges of a very narrow, very windy main road, and of course the passengers of these cars wandering all over the road itse...
by StevieC
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Devil's Pulpit/Finnich Glen Closed
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Will they be opening the car parks?
by StevieC
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile rule
Replies: 37
Views: 2054

Re: Trig Points

There is a list here of Munros with Trig Points (55 of them) http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/waypoints/download/?list=trigpoints&display=onlyhillsinbothlists&list2=Munros though there seems to be some inconsistency - it includes some where the trig is not at the summit (e.g. Ben Vorlich, Car...
by StevieC
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trig Points
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: New Coronavirus Law

So he's a German civil servant...cool
by StevieC
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 336
Views: 16033

Re: New Coronavirus Law

The inconsistencies and lack of common sense displayed by those in power during the crisis/scare has been shocking. If you have just been using the Main stream media and BBC etc for your info then you'll be unaware of a lot of stuff that is going unreported or being memory-holed. Did you know many ...
by StevieC
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 336
Views: 16033

Re: What is this raptor?

My instinct is that the wings are not deep enough for a white-tailed eagle, and from above the white tail is normally fairly clear (unless its a juvenile). I suspect golden eagle as they also have a slightly longer tail which matches. The other one could be anything from another eagle to an overfed...
by StevieC
Fri May 08, 2020 12:17 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: What is this raptor? with added comments
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Stay at home

So to summarise, the following people are getting social distancing wrong: Cyclists Runners Dog Walkers Couples Motorists I'll add another category - families. Two adults, couple of kids, maybe a pram and a dog in there too - strolling along the pavement or the canal tow path as if they own the plac...
by StevieC
Fri May 01, 2020 1:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 28875

Re: Stay at home

The government is asking for one thing whilst doing another themselves, and the law they have created to enact what they asked does a third thing still. Now THIS I don't get the logic of. If government enacts a law making murder, or domestic abuse, or fraud or whatever illegal, and then a politicia...
by StevieC
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 28875

Re: Stay at home

.......still waiting for a logical take on this The logical take is that if everyone - not just you, everyone - just carries on as normal driving around the country willy-nilly pursuing their interests, whether it's cycling, hill-walking, surfing or whatever, then the virus will inevitably spread. ...
by StevieC
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 28875

Re: Stay at home

I could drive an hour, walk five hours and drive an hour home - you've just described doing Ben Lomond for me. Trouble is you've described it for half a million other Glaswegians, as well as many hundreds of thousands of other folk. The only reason I would be "all alone" as you put it is ...
by StevieC
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 28875

Re: Stay at home

The point is that the advice/rules/whatever aren't for you or me...they are for everyone. If you or me go for a two hour drive and a five mile hike then it is very unlikely that anything untoward will happen. You'd have to be very unlucky to break down, break an ankle or whatever. If EVERYONE (or ev...
by StevieC
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 28875

Re: Stay at home

I guess the real difference is between what is technically legal (which I'm not qualified to comment on) and what is within the spirit of what we are being asked to do, which couldn't be clearer - stay at home and don't travel unless it is essential. So there is the law (very vague), there is reaso...
by StevieC
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 28875

Re: Stay at home

with all due respect - please indicate any logical difference in (a) my cycling from my front door and (b) driving in a sealed car for half an hour then cycling from my car in rural areas :?: The difference is that in scenario 1 you are staying at home whereas in scenario 2 you aren't... This contr...
by StevieC
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 28875
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