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16 October 2014

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Hills and peats and Google Earth

So Sandy didnt play in the Borrodale on Saturday night as this sign so aptly put. Who is Sandy? Well we may never know as he was cancild.

As England has been drowning in bad weather us Uisteachs have had great sunny weather, perfect peat drying, potato planting, blanket washing weather. People were out enjoying the sunny climes of Uist - even getting sun burned.
During this spell of good weather you think it will last forever and theres no need for holidays abroad as we have Caribeann conditions here. The beautiful 30 mile long white sandy beaches are difficult to rival except maybe in some of the remote pacific islands. We do have a great existence here, It would be even greater if we didn't have to work to pay the bills so we could enjoy it more but we are all in the same boat arent we......
The view on google earth of other parts of the world is amazing. I was able to trace a journey done many years ago by a retired sea farer who went up the Amazon to either Paraguay or Uraguay (can't remember which). You can even see the colour of peoples cars in the street though there werent many up the Amazon but there were in Glasgow. This could prove tricky if the satelite takes a picture of your car outside a house when you actually said you were going to the coop for some milk. It is definately a Big Brother society we are living in.

Though in Uist everyone else knows what you are doing before you do. We probably have the most efficient surrveillance systems in place already and dont need modern technology to do the job.

Google earth should help with the holiday planning as you can plan the route to the pub before you leave the island. The only worry i have is when i am in the hill and nature calls. What if i end up on Google Earth exposed. I'm sure it will be putting paid to any clandestine meetings people may have at the hay or in the sand dunes. Has modern technology banged another nail in the coffin of island passtimes?

Posted on UpSouth1 at 01:21

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beautiful pic of hill and shore

carol from the usual place


The Arran Banter want to put a webcam at the ferry port! Please go to their site a vote AGAINST IT!!! It's bad enough that using the old, "The ferry's not sailing" excuse has been undermined by people phoning CalMac (You can always get aay with, och they just read the time table at you) But think of all the poor people who'll get caught getting on and off ferries they weren't supposed to be on?

Sunny from Arran


The Arran Banter want to put a webcam at the ferry port! Please go to their site a vote AGAINST IT!!! It's bad enough that using the old, "The ferry's not sailing" excuse has been undermined by people phoning CalMac (You can always get aay with, och they just read the time table at you) But think of all the poor people who'll get caught getting on and off deserted first and last ferries they weren't supposed to be on? It'll be CCTV and double yellow lines next!!!

Sunny from Arran


Ben Mohr more or less opposite the Borrodale - A good days hike.

a from the southern half of the mainland


you need something on about the mountains. other than that i thought it was good.

hannah from thorpearh


Sandy is a she actually, plays the guitar and sings plenty of standards. Catch her at Cregaorry Bar sometime soon probably.

Bill from Further North


lovely photo I love the uists and benbecula

lyn pidd from lincoln


i remember creagorry didnt it have a co_op in the 1970s? or was it where the doctors was?

lyn pidd from lincoln




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