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Something for the Weekend - Part 205 - Wade's Way

Community Expert ,
Jan 05, 2024 Jan 05, 2024

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Thanks to all who took part in our Christmas Cracker challenge.

 

This weekend we have one of my favourite driving roads.  General Wade's military road, which runs from Fort Augustus to Inverness along the, quieter, east side of Loch Ness, Scotland. It has both beautiful scenery and some nice twists, turns, crests and both wide and very narrow sections with passing places. An excellent drive if you catch it on a quiet day.

 

So for this week's challenge, can you add in your chosen mode of transport to travel that road.

The “rules”:

  • Use the starter image as at least part of your own image entry.
  • Anything goes, as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright, etc.
  • Anyone, and everyone, is welcome to have a go, whether you are a complete beginner or a Photoshop expert. This is not just for our forum “regulars”.
  • There are no prizes apart from the chance to practice, show off, or bring a bit of humour and fun. Don't be shy, join in and have a go!
  • The starter image is made available for you to use in this forum challenge only.

 

To download the image,  hover over the image and click on the circle with the arrows at the top right.

Then, when the image opens in its own window, right click and choose “Save Image As/Save Target As” (or similar depending on your browser).

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When posting back your image — please use the blue reply button in this first post and use the 'Insert Photos' icon at the top of the reply box. If posting a comment on someone else’s entry, then please use the grey reply button next to their image post.

 

Have fun!

 

Dave

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Jan 05, 2024 Jan 05, 2024

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It's a beautiful drivers road and being fairly local I've had the pleasure of driving it in my old 1973 Corvette Stingray 454

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Best regards, Euan.

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Jan 05, 2024 Jan 05, 2024

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Nice job with the compositing Euan. Go carefully, on the narrow tight corners in that car 🙂

 

Dave

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Jan 06, 2024 Jan 06, 2024

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Do you still have that car Euan?

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Jan 09, 2024 Jan 09, 2024

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Yes, I bought it in 1983. So that's 40 years!

"Go carefully, on the narrow tight corners in that car"

Actually it handles well. All Corvettes are glass fibre bodies and the weight of the engine and rear differential means a 50/50 distribution over the wheels. Unlike more modern cars which seem to run on rails til the backend lets loose, the Corvette is very controllable and drifts beautifully.

 

Best regards, Euan.

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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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Yes, I get the pleasure of good balance and rear wheel drive having been lucky to have many German cars over the years. Pushing out the tail can indeed be fun and that's a lovely car to do it in.

That said, modern cars can be astounding. In the summer I hit a 90 degree right hander far too quickly in a small 4WD hatch (won't mention brands but it starts with B and ends with W)  and fully expected to be in trouble. A combination of 4 wheel drive, good tyres, LSD, electronics and a good dose of witchcraft meant that the car tightened up went round with barely a squirm.

It's a lovely car Euan - keep taking care of it and above all enjoy it 🙂

Dave

 

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Jan 16, 2024 Jan 16, 2024

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Yes, it is a nice car. And the road doesn't look big enough for it. Hope there aren't any cars from the other direction. 🙂

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Jan 16, 2024 Jan 16, 2024

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It'll just make it - verge to centre white line. JUst the tourist buses you need to watch out for !!

 

Best regards, Euan.

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Jan 05, 2024 Jan 05, 2024

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I'm surprised the old Anglia made it up the hill Jacob - or did it get a tow by the Spitfire

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Jan 05, 2024 Jan 05, 2024

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Submitted for your approval...SFTW205Driving_Hitchhiker.jpg

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Haha - he might get his own choice of transport depending on what appears in this thread over the weekend 🙂

Dave

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Jan 05, 2024 Jan 05, 2024

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That may not be a great idea: The Hitchhiker 

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Jan 05, 2024 Jan 05, 2024

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"I believe you're going...my way?"

 

Jane

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Jan 06, 2024 Jan 06, 2024

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quote

"I believe you're going...my way?"

 

Jane


By @jane-e

 

LOL!

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LOL!

By @Trevor.Dennis

 

Spoiler alert: that was the last line in the episode, said by the Hitchhiker. Sorry to anyone who doesn't already know!

I found this synopsis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02CScW9dJxU

 

Jane

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Oh 😮  I see what you mean !

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Jan 06, 2024 Jan 06, 2024

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In the somewhat distant future, the road and other traces of civilization have been erased by the landscape, climate change has scorched the sky, and we traverse the area via personal spacecraft.

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Nice one Myra. Growing up in the 60s I fully expected we would have flying cars by now 🙂

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Lol. The way most people drive, it's probably good that we don't have flying cars. 😉

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It's surprising how quickly nature takes over when man made structures are abandoned.  This is perhaps not the best example as the Chernobyl disaster happened 37 years ago, but it certainly shows what happens.

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Houtouwan in China is a better example as it is just over twenty years that the last inhabitant gave up and moved out.  In another twenty years, it'll be entirely green.

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LOL, too funny Leslie!

 

Jane

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Jan 07, 2024 Jan 07, 2024

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It had me confused until I realised that British sign language and American sign language are different. 🙂

Dave

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When I first saw the sign, I thought it was a sign that it was in the right side of the road which is the right side over there.

 

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