Highland mystery tour
This novel advertisement caught my eye in the window of a Broughton Street pub. Tours of Scotland in a beautifully equipped Volkswagen camper van. The company 'Bonnie Campers' has two vans available for hire - Bonnie and Clyde. (sorry about the blurry picture - there was a brisk Scottish gale buffeting me as I took these shots)
What made me stop and look in the first place was not so much the camper vans (I'm not really a car person), but the recreation of a section of Highland road, complete with Highland cows and obviously stunning scenery all around, judging by the rapt gaze of the two tourists. It reminded me of the model farm I had as a child, with all the accoutrements that could be bought to go with it. These included some rather strange plastic trees, which looked as if they had mutated after an unfortunate accident involving nuclear waste.
But what really made me stare was the scene behind the van.
And the fact that the other occupants of the van seemed to be ignoring their distress.
There's even a handily placed phone box - mobile phone reception is patchy in the Highlands - but there's no-one in there dialling 999.
Various scenarios flitted through my mind, but I'd like to hear what you think. What has happened to these unfortunate tourists? Why are their friends just standing there? Are they their friends? And what does the rabbit have to do with it?
Whatever it is, I'm sure it has nothing to do with Bonnie and Clyde. If I didn't live here already and have a car (a Volkswagen!), I'd be hiring one of them to tour the Highlands in retro comfort. Do check out their website - www.bonniecampers.co.uk.