As I had a lot of good extra photos from the recent day trip up to Kinloch Hourn in Knoydart and it was a fantastic day for mountain photography with Alex driving I thought I'd include a slideshow gallery of the mountains and scenery encountered on the car journey up and down. This above is the rugged wall of the Kilpatrick Hills above Milton near Glasgow where we stopped for fuel in the garage.This was also as far as the Roman Army got up the west coast- the mountain walls running very close to the flatter lands surrounding the nearby River Clyde and the impressive tribal stronghold of Dumbarton Rock a few miles further on, no doubt daunting a military style of combat that preferred open ground and highly disciplined structure using large numbers of troops rather than lightning fast hit and run attacks in difficult terrain that were harder to predict and counter against.
Alex and Loch Hourn. Knoydart.
A short video of a kid's cartoon show that was a real cult classic years ago. The wonders of Plasticine and stop go animation plus great scripts made this an obscure joy. Unfortunately, it was probably over ambitious and very time consuming to make but I loved it despite it being on at irregular intervals without a reliable weekly time slot to catch it. As it was only a few minutes long each episode they seemed to bang it on any time they needed to plug an unexpected gap in the TV schedule which was a real shame as any episodes I did see were always three minute wonders well spent. 1980s TV nostalgia.