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Eilean, Eilean, Eilean, Please Don’t Take My Man.

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As only Nancy could see – our “bungalow” IMG_9946.JPGIMG_9947.JPGIMG_9948.JPGIMG_9949.JPG

Drunk dude in Kilt explains history of McRae/McGraw ClanIMG_20170506_101800.jpg

The Family Red-DeerIMG_20170506_102248.jpg

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Just Cause..IMG_20170506_100836.jpg

Out through the In Door.

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Getting High in the Highlands, take 2.

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The Guide Guiding.

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A Peat Hag is not a Witch..IMG_9910.JPG

The Best and Worst of Light

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Strangely, No Snow, almost.

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The Climb Continues, the Dragon Looms.

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The softness of Stone – A Kiss.IMG_9915.JPG

Nope – Not there yet!IMG_9919.JPG

Ahhhhh ahhh Ahhhhh AHHHHhhhhhhh! (sing this)IMG_9920.jpg

Black Killearns (which according to our ecstatic guide, Les said you “never see!”) in the distance.IMG_9921.JPG

Passel of Pietra Ponders…IMG_9926.JPG

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Chilling Up as Moving Down

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Man, Nature Confide, Low Tide

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Thanks for Sharing, my Friend.IMG_9940.JPG

 

Scotland. Stop 1, revisited.

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They vote with their Dandelions.IMG_9902.JPG

Room with A View.

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Oh The Water, Oh,oh The Water, got it myself from the Mountain Stream.IMG_9899.JPG

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Mountain man discovers bridge.IMG_20170505_115607.jpg

Maplethorpe, Munch, and Viking War Ships

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Snow in Oslo and a quick hit means lots of über and two museums.

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We will now preside over some Viking ruins!

Not really a Viking ship

Not really a Viking ship

Really a Viking ship

Really a Viking ship

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And then it was over to a very strange juxtaposition indeed. Maplethorpe is just a wee bit better than Munch, but don’t tell the Norwegiens. Judge for yourself.

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Munch in Hell

Munch in Hell

Maplethorpe is Satan

Maplethorpe is Satan

Death Becomes You

Death Becomes You

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Orgasmic Madonna

Orgasmic Madonna

The eyes

The eyes

William Burroughs

William Burroughs

Calla Lilly

Calla Lilly

And then there was color

And then there was color

On The VERGE! Dubai – biggest, tallest, glassiest!

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First – go to the biggest MALL and don’t buy anything. oh, some Converse Allstar tennis shoes. buy those.

ahhhhhhhhhh!

ahhhhhhhhhh!

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Now to the Tallest Building on Earth..You pay a lot, You get a lot.

Video a history of tallest buildings – as you rise 125 floors in 1.46 minutes.

You have arrived – 148 floors!

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Dubai

Dubai

From the inside

From the inside. Son in glass.

Reflective Selfie

Reflective Selfie

Have a coffee and a baclava *at the window* while you sit 148 floors up!

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Back to the sweetest hotel in Abu Dhabi – Traders..

Traders hotel lobby

Traders hotel lobby

final dinner - beach and shisha.

final dinner – beach and shisha.

النهاية

Dubee Dubee Dubee Dubaiaiaiai.

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Yes, it’s big and new!

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Questions?

Questions?

If visiting this excellent city, you must not miss the old part – Deira Creek, and the Souks. Real people selling real stuff.

Like Golden vests..

Like Golden vests..

heading to spice souk.

heading to spice souk.

Riding the Dhow across the Deira.

Son in wood.

Son in wood.

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locals and tourists use the service.

locals and tourists use the service.

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Oman? yes, Oman – Desert, day 1

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Along the road are houses seemingly in impossible places – sand sand sand. But the government provides land to anyone who wants a spot. citizens build their own houses. government provides water. The Sultan is good here.DSCN0003

At the desert's edge.

At the desert’s edge.


At the Bedouin Camp 20kil into the sand we stop. While they have modified their existence, they do raise goats and camels and live on this giant farm of sand.
Bedouin village

Bedouin village


Camel ride? but of course! Up up we went to see the sun set.DSCN0025
Son on camel.

Son on camel.

Son in sand.

Son in sand.

bad ass.

bad ass.


Sky Blue Sky, satellites are out tonight..

Sky Blue Sky, satellites are out tonight..


Speaking of satellites this photo, authentic indeed..
Amazing Shot - and he's on his cell phone!!

Amazing Shot – and he’s on his cell phone!!

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Morning arrives. our hut. Electricity is overrated.
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The Mess Hall

The Mess Hall