Bottom wrote: ↑Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:32 pmSorry, late reply from me Arianne, the Dunnet Head light house is a Stevenson design therefore the same as Mull of Galloway and others near you in the Borders.
I use my Velar in eco mode about 90% of the time, the twisty roads here are both difficult to overtake on and rammed (most years) with tourists and lorries, so there’s a lot of pottering around. Even in Eco mode, the D300 has plenty of get up and go, to despatch the dawdlers.
My wife prefers the drive in dynamic mode, she chucks the Velar around like her wee i3 with gay abandon.
I had a LR Experience session in a full fat Range Rover back in November. The Velar felt like a sports car when I got back in, so much more responsive and sharper to drive. Wouldn’t swap the Velar for a RR even at the same money.
I used to commute twice a week from Glencoe to Kyle of Lochalsh. I only failed to get through once in 10 years, Landrover cars get some abuse regarding reliability, but when the going is really, really bad, I would not want to be in anything else.
When my wife broke her arm badly, we had to get her to hospital in Inverness, the weather conditions were terrible, full on blizzard conditions. We made the 2 hour journey in 3.5 hours but we did make it, there were other cars going off the road all round us, lorries and busses getting stuck on the hills and we just plugged along.
Totally concur with that, even oddly down to Mrs A’s driving style matching your wife’s approach to jumping in the Velar. Which is why the little trick of setting the Velar to Eco mode appeals to me deep, deep inside! Just takes the edge of the ‘Point & Squirt’ approach to her short trips. Weirdly though, Mrs A consistently triumphs in the MPG trials on multi-driver long road trips when our family rotates drivers across the three of us. It doesn’t feel like it should be that way as a passenger but the onboard data doesn’t lie. Well it does! But since it lies consistently for all three of us, the relative difference between our three driving styles for fuel economy is probably true?
I have a photo of St Abbs lighthouse tucked away somewhere. I may dig it out. Things are descending into dangerous territory here - grown men creating a thread for posting images of lighthouses and commenting upon their architectural provenance. Anyone else? A global twist in lighthouses maybe (I do have one which I think might be at Point Bonita by the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Noteworthy for me because it is near to where the iconic scene was filmed in Hitchcock’s film, Vertigo (Fort Point)).
Best wishes, Arianne