My Wife and I had to go to Portree this morning , for a chat with the teachers about our Son , Daniel's future , and seeing as we were finished by 130pm , and it was a lovely sunny day , I decided to go and take a few snaps of The Old Man Of Storr . I took a few from the view about a mile or so away , then drove up to the foot of the range . We've been here on Skye for 25 years now , and I have never climbed up The Old Man Of Storr , - Jennie my Wife has 3 times , once when Dan was about 8 [ so even he has been up there ] . Even though I can't walk very far , I decided to see what all the fuss was all about , there were only 2 other cars parked in the little space provided , so I wasn't going to bump into too many folk . We'd only gone a few metres when it became clear to me that the Forestry Boys had been there before us , all the trees that you would normally have to make your way through have all gone , it's a scrubland now , a complete mess , and it looks like they haven't finished . So anyone coming to visit Skye with the purpose of re-enacting that wonderful panoramic shot created by Emmanuel Coupe in 2009 and in so doing , winning The Landscape Photographer of The Year , think again , as the bottom part of your photo won't look the same . Ah well , I'm sure that in about 25 years time , the regeneration will have happened . By the way , I managed [ with a few stops ! ] to get about a fifth of the way up , then we had to turn back and meet Dan from School , it looked to me like about a quarter of the way , but Jennie put me right . With a bit of practise , I'm hoping , one day to make it to the top . Anyway , Photographers beware , the bottom of TOMOS doesn't look that good at the moment . Kind Regards , Peter Williams .