Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by ColinJ, 10 Dec 2017.
Harvesting Street View image ...
Fairlie Moor Road, near West Kilbride!
And the turbines were installed AFTER June 2011!
Removing the requirement to have part of a bike in the picture would have opened up a lot of opportunities.
The first picture was taken from the top of the hill, up on the moor. The second was lower.
It’s a great road for cycling - single track road with passing places - the climb up from the coast road is about 700ft over a mile an a half, then a more gentle descent down towards Dalry. I say that despite having had an encounter with black ice up there which put me on crutches for a month...
In the background you can see the islands of Great Cumbrae (millport) and Little Cumbrae, with Bute and Arran in the background.
The 2 wind turbines sit on what used to be a (man-made) oil rig construction site - it’s now the National Offshore Wind Turbine Test Facility.
And the hidden industry - on the coast, just out of shot to the left, is the Hunterston nuclear power station, and to the right is the deepwater ore terminal.
The bike was under me when I took the photo :-)
Let's say that ideally your bike should be visible, but if you have run out of suitable photos including the bike, then just post one of the road. You should at least have cycled to that location though - don't just post a picture lifted off the Internet or snapped from a car window!
I'll trawl through my pictures and come up with one shortly ...
Ok, here is another one. If you know it, you will recognise it instantly. If you don't, you would struggle to work it out!
This ancient oak tree was very distinctive. I say 'was' because after years in that condition it was finally brought down by a severe gale in January of this year. It was estimated to be between 700 and 800 years old.
That is the Laund Oak, Bolton Abbey. On the minor road heading north on the east side of the river, near the Strid.
It certainly is, or sadly, WAS ...
Did Prince Charles hide in that oak as well? He seems to have hidden in all the others.
OK then. With the recent relaxation in the rules, this one qualifies - I've checked! An early morning shot from October 1985:
When I looked for this spot on street view, I was able to find the house but the immediate surroundings seem to have changed drastically in the 32 years since the picture was taken. The mountains should be completely distinctive though. At this point I'm about to ride perhaps the most romantic section of coastline in the UK, something I'm proud to have on my list.
Pap of Glencoe perhaps, from near the old Ballachulish ferry?
No, it's not that part of the world.
It's always difficult to judge how big a clue to give. When I said it's a early morning shot, that was intended to help with the direction of view, implying that it's likely to be an east coast scene.
Oooh no that's not, er, pap shaped enough. It does look Scottish though.
As above it's taken facing south or south-east and there's a small town with a church and what could be a barracks or warehouse on the water front.
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