Sunday, 24 April 2011
Mystery of the Profile Picture.
I've been a busy lad this past week and haven't had much of a chance to blog so here is a quickie.
I'm thinking of changing my profile picture but before I do let me tell you the story behind it.
In 2009 I was travelling through the Scottish Highlands on the way to the Isle of Skye, I was driving along the A87 and climbing the hill just past Loch Garry.
As I came over the brow of the hill and was coming down the other side I noticed something just off the side of the road.
I pulled over and my wife and I got out and had a look. We were standing on a patch of moorland overlooking Loch Loyne and in front of us were hundred of stones, all arranged into piles.
Not like cairns but all precariously balanced, one on top of another. There were no signs advertising it, no towns or buildings of any kind for miles around and no logical explanation for these.
They weren't glued together ot anything and I tried to do the same, balancing one rock on top of another but couldn't manage anymore than three before they fell off. some of these piles were six or seven stones high.
Now this was a failry high, exposed area and the weather in Scotland is notoriously violent so these things must blow over.
Which means someone must go up there regularly to re-stack these things. Is someone getting paid for this, if they are they need to advertise this as a tourist attraction.
World of Stone or Rockland perhaps.
If anyone else has seen anything like this please let me know.