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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/27 11:11:23 (permalink)
I agree. There is a blatant disregard for rules in the UK and I have an example of that on my doorstep with neighbours throwing VE Day communal parties. Now I have no objection to celebrating such occasions but do it in a way that fits the current situation, not have a full on party in the front garden! 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/27 11:17:18 (permalink)
For my sins I am a Parish Councillor and our Parish decided to allot a sum of money to each of our eight areas to commemorate VE day. Sadly due to Covid these rememberances have been put on hold for the time being.
Different folk, different strokes.

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/27 11:33:20 (permalink)
Different nations; different psyches. 
 
Like Dan's example, I noticed that one of the roads in my village had a street party with neighbours seated in their own front gardens. That was fine but I noticed that the young kids appeared to be running around freely, rather making a nonsense of social distancing.
 
I think your approach makes much more sense Ray, delaying the event for a few months when everyone can celebrate both VE Day and a (hopefully) an end to total lockdown.
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/27 11:41:30 (permalink)
Everything at the moment is either on hold or has been cancelled in our village/Parish. We have had our annual Open Gardens event and our local fete both cancelled for this year. Just as it is.

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/27 11:46:37 (permalink)
One thing which has increased has been the boy racers on their bikes and in their cars. Some must be just shy of 100mph in a 40mph zone carring some of that speed into the 30mph zone. It's just a handful but it needs stopping, I have contacted the police several times over the years but v/little changes. We dropped the speed in one section from 60mph to 40mph, no effect apart from the huge cost of the exercise of doing so from the public purse.

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/27 13:01:44 (permalink)
DWaldie

 
Wish I hcould join you; a bit far to go in one day :( Can't imagine the weather will be this consistently good next year. I'm sure I recall a Top Gear where they drove around the top of the highlands. The roads looked superb. I'd welcome any recommended routes/hotels for future reference. If I'm passing I'll take you for a dram :)




David,
 
My playground up here is so vast it's difficult to know where to start as regards recommended routes to try. Here's a couple for starters. Both are day trips.
 
Take the A9 Kessock Bridge at Inverness to Tore roundabout, then the A835 to Garve. 2 miles after Garve take the A832 to Achnasheen and Kinlochewe. Take the left onto A896 to Torridon, Sheildaig, and Kishorn and Loch Carron. Take the A890 on the right to Auchtertyre, then turn right onto the A87 to Invergarry. Take the A82 north along Loch Ness back to Inverness.
 
From Inverness take the A862 towards Beauly, then left on the A833 and A831 to Milton and Cannish. At Struy, take the unclassified road on the left to Glen Strathfarar. Glen Strathfarar is a private glen with a gatekeeper. The SSE Hydro Electric scheme operates a series of dams for hydro electric power generation. You can either park in the car park near the farm, or continue to the gatekeepers cottage where someone will open the gate for access. Your car registration will be noted. The Glen is closed to vehicles on a Tuesday, except for SSE workers. The road is very narrow in places with only a few passing places, there are also some potholes to look out for, but I have taken my Cayman all the way to the hydro dam at the end of the road, a distance of about 17 miles. You have to return by the same route. It's an excellent cycling route, especially on Tuesdays when closed to cars. Return to Inverness via the A831 and A862. The village of Beauly is only 2 miles from the junction with the A862 and is worth visit. There is a very good deli cafe near the ruined Abbey for light lunch or tea, coffee, in the centre of the village. 
 
Enjoy.......When Scotland opens that is.
 
Brian
                     
 
 
post edited by Brian_Innes - 2020/05/27 14:27:12

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/28 21:02:07 (permalink)
Cheers Brian. I'll save this post for future use. We could bring our bikes up. But not on the Cayman :)
 
Sounds like Wee Nippy might be letting you off the leash soon :)
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/29 09:30:17 (permalink)
DWaldie
Cheers Brian. I'll save this post for future use. We could bring our bikes up. But not on the Cayman :)
 
Sounds like Wee Nippy might be letting you off the leash soon :)




Not yet apparently .... unfortunately it seems that Brian will have to wait a while yet. 
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/29 12:22:55 (permalink)
Not so Jeff,
 
I've been getting out and about locally on my e-bike and in the Abarth. Population density up here is very low, and taking appropriate precautions as a sensible and reasonably intelligent individual, I see no harm occurring to either myself or others by taking a drive or cycle on my own in the quiet and beautiful environment of the Moray coast. I have doggedly stuck to the confinement at home rules for almost 3 months now. As a single person living alone, it is in the interests of my mental well being to get outdoors and enjoy the lovely weather and fresh, clean, sea air.
 
 
The prescriptive constrains dictated to us by politicians are primarily aimed at the urban communities. The one-size-fits-all approach is wearing very thin, and for unfortunate individuals like myself who have limited active time left in their lives, I have decided to take the risk assessment decisions onboard myself in a calculated manner. I'm not intending driving 260 miles from home with Covid sufferers sharing my car, nor am I taking a 30 mile drive to test my eyesight. 
 
Garden centres and public places I shall avoid for the foreseeable future, also hotels, pubs and restaurants are off limits for me. I shall take my own picnic to a remote spot somewhere local, and enjoy the solitude of this majestic environment at my own discretion, and not at the diktat of politicians in Edinburgh or London.
 
Forgive the ranting tone, I just had to get this off my chest. 
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/29 12:38:39 (permalink)
Go for it Brian. We can always crowd-fund any fines you may incur 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/05/29 12:54:07 (permalink)
Brian,
 
I heartily agree with your comments. Really I was referring to the the fact that the official guidance is still that people in Scotland shouldn't travel more than five miles for recreational purposes ... but I'm sure that you'll be able stretch that slightly if necessary to find a secluded location where you'll not come into contact with anyone at all. 
 
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