Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday 31st August 2016....I am a wimp!!!!

You will have to read a bit further to find out why!!!

After breakfast and with dark skies I was on the road by 9.00 am and some sights along the way..

Today I plugged in my I pod and was amazed to see the name of the artist come on the screen, you can my Little Bluey in Mexico does not have this feature!!!

You know you are going to have a wonderful day no matter what the weather when you see a rainbow!!!!!  Believe me it is there look closely!!!

Just fantastic vistas...

This was my main stop of the day a hike to ...

Never seen one of these signs before!!!

That is where I am headed...
Just follow the track!!!
OK now here is where it gets interesting get to the base of the falls you either wade the river or take this bridge!!!
If you look very closely it is actually one steel band you walk on whilst holding the two wires...this guy got half way across and turned back!!!!
Looks very dodgy!!! RIGHT!!!! Now you know why I  am a wimp!!!  I have done a micro flight over Victoria falls, dived in a cage with sharks and abseiled down Table Mountain but this.........
I like this photo below!!!
It was a great hike and rain stayed away...
Back on the road!!!

Let me say that the driver of this motor home has to thank my defensive driving skills from saving him from an horrific crash....I think I called him a name of three!!!
WOW another rainbow!!!
The gorgeous Eilean Donan Castle!!!

Around 5.30 pm I arrived at my stay for the next two nights and did I ever get really lucky!!!!
All the little touches accounted for!!!

and the view from my bedroom window!!!
The owner Michael is a Police Officer and a very kind and knowledgeable man already he has given me a route for tomorrow when I visit the Isle of Skye....welcome to the whole house and he will serve me a cooked breakfast tomorrow...

After I got unpacked I walked about 5 minutes from the house and saw this sight...
Looks like a waterfall in the sky!!!
The view across the bay looking in the middle at the bridge to Skye!!!

A great day and a great lodging!!!

The red dot shows my location!!!


I was not a wimp I crossed the bridge here is proof...looking back!!!!

 and the falls!!

I  purposely stay away from commenting on my blog anything connected with Politics, religion or sex but could not resist posting this article...that is all I am going to say!!!!

US election 2016: Donald Trump to visit Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto

Donald trumpImage copyrightAP
Image captionMr Trump has called Mexican migrants "criminals" and "rapists" during his campaign

US Republican candidate Donald Trump is to visit Mexico on Wednesday, hours before he details measures against illegal immigration in a speech.
Mr Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to meeting President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has invited both him and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Mr Pena Nieto said dialogue would help "protect Mexicans wherever they are".
Mr Trump has condemned Mexican migrants during his campaign and vowed to build a wall between the two countries.
He will visit Mexico in between a fundraising event in California and his immigration speech in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday night.
The Republican has seen his poll ratings slip since the party conventions last month.
Both nationally and in key states, he trails Mrs Clinton, who enjoys particularly strong support among minorities.

Enrique Pena NietoImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionMr Pena Nieto said protecting Mexicans was his priority

The Mexican president said he had invited both candidates for talks and would meet Trump in private on Wednesday.
"I believe in dialogue to protect Mexican interests in the world and, principally, to protect Mexicans wherever they are," he said.
Mrs Clinton's campaign has not yet said if she will travel to Mexico.

Analysis - Anthony Zurcher, BBC North America Reporter

Finishing touches are made to a paper-mache pinata of presumptive Republican nominee for US President, Donald TrumpImage copyrightAFP
Image captionPapier-mache pinatas of Mr Trump have proven popular among Mexicans

Mr Trump going to Mexico is a bold move. It shows he is willing to confront a nation he has mocked in the past. It may make him - dare I say? - look statesmanlike. And if Pena Nieto slams him afterwards, it could end up working to Mr Trump's benefit.
There is no better way to get conservatives to rally around a candidacy than to have a foreign leader cast aspersions on the nominee.
One risk is that Mr Trump might say or do something controversial while there, although this likely will be a very tightly controlled meeting.
Another is that Mr Trump's base, the voters who cheered as he called undocumented Mexican immigrants "rapists" and "drug dealers", will consider this visit consorting with the enemy.
The stakes were already considerable for Mr Trump's immigration speech on Wednesday night. They just got higher.

Mr Pena Nieto has previously accused Mr Trump of hurting US-Mexico relations and compared the Republican's rhetoric to that of German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Mr Trump has threatened to stop cash sent home by Mexicans based in the US until the country pays for the wall.
BBC Mexico Correspondent Katy Watson says the prospect has worried many Mexicans who rely on remittances from their families who live in the US.
Mr Trump blames Mexico for the disappearance of jobs from the US, with companies choosing to locate south of the border to take advantage of cheaper labour costs.
In June he expressed anger after a leading golf tournament was moved from one of his courses to Mexico, accusing the PGA Tour of putting "profit ahead of thousands of American jobs".

What Trump has said about Mexico
"They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists." - May 2015
Mexico is "ripping off the US more than almost any other nation", he said in February last year.
"Mexico continues to make billions on not only our bad trade deals but also relies heavily on the billions of dollars in remittances sent from illegal immigrants in the United States," - from his immigration plan
...and what Mexico has said about Trump
Mr Pena Nieto spoke out against Mr Trump's "strident rhetoric" in March, adding: "That's how Mussolini got in, that's how Hitler got in, they took advantage of a situation, a problem perhaps, which humanity was going through at the time, after an economic crisis."
His predecessor, Felipe Calderon, insisted: "Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall."
After Mr Trump vowed to reclaim all remittances derived from illegal wages, Mr Calderon's predecessor Vicente Fox, told the BBC: "Is Trump going to steal the money? How can any human being think like that? It's incredible.

Yashi Kochi!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday 30th August 2016......a good first day!!!!!

My hostess was off to work before 8am and I never saw her but she had told me to help myself to breakfast and I did and then on the road by 9am...the car drives really well and I like it!!!
My first stop was

Not sure what kind of tree this is....

 My first Scottish waterfall!!
Drove some lonely but gorgeous viewing roads!!!

What can you about a guy like this!!!!!

Another lovely walk down so some great views of the falls...

This was not well sign posted but a great piece of history!!!

My last falls of the day although these are really small cascades but very beautiful surroundings!!!

That tree again...

You may be wondering why I have taken this shot??
Tis because I was behind it for almost two hours!!!!

On this small narrow road that runs almost the length of Loch Lomond the traffic came to a sudden halt and we remained stuck for the 2 hours...apparently a bad traffic accident ahead on a sharp bend involving a bus and a motor cycle and took all that time to clear the road get in the ambulance and tow vehicles...nothing to do but sit and read my book..
before I got to my stay for the night I went here say a prayer???

To not know the story but this once lovely church is now....
Arrived at my air bnb and this is the view from my bedroom window
Yes that is Loch Lomand and I think all night I shall be singing'On the bonnie bonnie banks of loch lomand!
My lovely room Jane and her son very welcoming and had a relaxing evening catching up on this blog and planning tomorrow's drive!!

Yashi Kochi!!!

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