Photo of the Day – 8 October 2016: They Breed ‘Em Tough In Scotland

Posted on 8th October 2016 by Admin under Uncategorized
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I was in one of several dozen cars stuck behind a slow moving campervan on a narrow, twisty road.  (Don’t these people ever look in their mirrors and think about pulling over?)  So when I saw a sign saying that there was a turn off coming up for the Falls of Falloch, I took the opportunity.  It turned out that the driver of that campervan had done me a favour.  The falls are spectacular in themselves, but what made it special was that a group of people were standing by the falls and were about to jump into the pool below.  Even at this time of year, the water coming off the Scottish mountains is going to be cold and a couple of people were in wetsuits.  Most, however, were wearing just swimming costumes.  Nor did they get straight out afterwards, but swam around for a while.  Talk about being tough.

One thing you can be sure of, though.  The midge season is over.  No one is willingly going to bare that much skin when those wee beasties are flying about.

They Breed Them Tough In Scotland (Click on image for a larger version)

They Breed Them Tough In Scotland
(Click on image for a larger version)


This post is part of my occasional “Photo of the Day” series when I publish any shots which I think might be of interest and tell the story behind them.  They might not necessarily be portfolio standard images, nor the final version, but still be of sufficient interest for inclusion in my blog.  If I do not show a shot on any given day, it does not mean that I did not take any photographs, just that I did not get anything worthwhile.  For me, that is part of the fun of photography, not knowing what you will find on a shoot when nothing is planned.

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