Bealach na ba

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Doogs
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the "bealach na ba" (the pass of the cattle), is a single track road in the west Highighlands that leads to the village of Applecross, it is a steep, twisty road that can be classed as the only "Alpine" section of road in the UK.
My Mrs and I has the good fortune to drive on it in August of this year, I just placed my Canon XM1 on the dashboard and went for it.....

http://vimeo.com/2428615

practically no editing done at all to the footage, if you suffer from motion sickness then this vid is not for you:eek: ,

fuddam
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nice! esp the chase sequence after half way, but you need to learn a thing or two about going off road - you let him get away!

:D

Doogs
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fuddam wrote:
you let him get away!:D

He was driving a nippy little Fiesta, I was driving a lumbering Vauxhall Vectra... plus the fact I had my Mrs. in my earhole all the time... slow down, you're going to fast, watch out for this bend, look out for that car, watch out for those motorbikes.. i was bloody glad to get to applecross...:D :p

Paul W. H
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Nice One, we have done that route but a lot slower than you did.

What did you use to hold the camera steady on the Vectra ?

Paul W. H

robo
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Paul W. H wrote:
What did you use to hold the camera steady on the Vectra ?
Paul W. H

Fear. :D

robo

Doogs
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Paul W. H wrote:
What did you use to hold the camera steady on the Vectra ?

Paul W. H

nothing at all, was just sittin on the dash...the video has been sped up to around 500% above normal speed

Paul W. H
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Doogs wrote:
the video has been sped up to around 500% above normal speed

You mean you were not really driving that fast.

Paul W. H

Fergie
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My wife drives like that. :eek:

Thoroughly enjoyed it though. :D

               
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PP
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My wife and I went that route a few years ago, in her MGF, they were still putting the crash barriers up. Now, I don't like heights!!! The video doesn't show the steep gradient or the massive drop on the edge of the road at about 1.40. I must admit I had a bit of a panic attack, and I was driving on the far right hand side of the road so I couldn't see the drop. The "S" bend at the top nearly freaked me out and luckily there was a heavy mist at the top, so we missed the view right down to the bottom. The ascent is a lot steeper than the descent on the other side, so you tend to miss the fantastic view behind you. It's one of the most beautiful sections of road in the world and was one of the "AA"'s top 10 road journeys (I think John Craven travelled in in Countryfile".

When we got back to the B & B in Plockton, I told the landlady and she said she'd been over there with a bloody caravan !!!

If you like the view, great, if you suffer from vertigo, go the long way round!!

Peter

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DAVE M
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Plockton.

my fave place in the world

PP
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I'm happy at sea level !!

Peter

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Bob Aldis
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We did it years ago, the other way, from Applecross with me standing up through the sunroof (stills only :( ) Have also caravanned the area but left it at the camp when we did that trip. Tantalising views of Skye there.

Bob Aldis

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R. Ferguson wrote:
My wife drives like that. :eek:

Does this explain the accident with the Scenic last year:D

Harry

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