A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Go down

A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Post by repoort on Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:55 pm

....just back from a 15 night trip, we spent 2 weeks on the Isle of Mull (and Iona), and had two unexpected and pleasant surprises - good weather, and hardly any midges !
avatar
repoort
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 383
Joined : 2014-10-22
Member Age : 68
Location : Kendal, Cumbria
Auto-Sleeper : T5 Trooper
Vehicle Year : 2007

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Post by daisy mae on Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:37 pm

That sounds ace, love Scotland.

_________________
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that mind don`t matter, and those who matter don`t mind.
                                                            
                                                                Dr. Seuss
avatar
daisy mae
Donator
Donator

Female

Posts : 5379
Joined : 2013-02-03
Location : Leicestershire
Auto-Sleeper : Amethyst and Topaz
Vehicle Year : 2003.98

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:34 am

We killed most of them back in June/July, pleased you had a great time, did you see any sea Otters?
Boaby
avatar
burlingtonboaby
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 7174
Joined : 2011-11-15
Member Age : 69
Location : Bridlington
Auto-Sleeper : Duetto
Vehicle Year : 2010

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Post by rogerblack on Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:42 pm

I noticed that on my recent five night stay at Benderloch, near Oban.

Having kitted myself out with copious supplies of Smidge, Avon Skin So Soft and even a head net, the little blighters were only out briefly one morning until the sun came out and one evening when I made the silly mistake of parking in the shade of some trees.

Sometimes they're out in force earlier in the summer, sometimes later - probably weather related but there's no logic to it that I can see.

We don't get them over here in Fife on the east coast.  
Just loads of pretty butterflies this month, especially Peacocks and Red Admirals.

biggrin

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
cheers
Roger
avatar
rogerblack
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 1236
Joined : 2012-09-22
Member Age : 63
Location : wherever our Pollensa takes us
Auto-Sleeper : Pollensa/Boxer2.8HDi
Vehicle Year : 2002

View user profile http://www.crailholiday.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:50 pm

We used to get plenty of the wee beasties in Saline ,north of Dumfermline. We had a wee burn running down from the glen at the rear of the property. Lots of foliage for them to breed in, agree with you Roger they aren't as bad as the west coasties.
Boaby
avatar
burlingtonboaby
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 7174
Joined : 2011-11-15
Member Age : 69
Location : Bridlington
Auto-Sleeper : Duetto
Vehicle Year : 2010

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Post by rogerblack on Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:12 pm

I lived in Saline for a very short spell in my early teens, Boaby.   Nice area. 

Over here in Crail in the East Neuk of the Kingdom, there's nae midgies but every time I leave the door open we get loads of house flies and bluebottles coming in.  And despite glass being invented centuries ago, the wee beasties don't seem yet to have evolved to recognise that you canny fly oot through windows!
confused3
cheers
Roger

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
cheers
Roger
avatar
rogerblack
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 1236
Joined : 2012-09-22
Member Age : 63
Location : wherever our Pollensa takes us
Auto-Sleeper : Pollensa/Boxer2.8HDi
Vehicle Year : 2002

View user profile http://www.crailholiday.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:48 pm

rogerblack wrote:I lived in Saline for a very short spell in my early teens, Boaby.   Nice area. 

Over here in Crail in the East Neuk of the Kingdom, there's nae midgies but every time I leave the door open we get loads of house flies and bluebottles coming in.  And despite glass being invented centuries ago, the wee beasties don't seem yet to have evolved to recognise that you canny fly oot through windows!
confused3
cheers
Roger
Sent you a p.m Roger.
avatar
burlingtonboaby
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 7174
Joined : 2011-11-15
Member Age : 69
Location : Bridlington
Auto-Sleeper : Duetto
Vehicle Year : 2010

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Post by Kingham on Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:50 pm

repoort wrote:....just back from a 15 night trip, we spent 2 weeks on the Isle of Mull (and Iona), and had two unexpected and pleasant surprises - good weather, and hardly any midges !

I'm only a little bit jealous, I absolutely love the west coast of Scotland and try to stay coastal to avoid the worst of the wee beasties. 

I've seen the extremes of weather, with it so hot in late October that I stripped to my boxers and went swimming off Bunree CC site, then that same week saw a storm come in during the night, where everyone was out in horizontal rain, trying to save the few awnings who's owners hadn't heeded the weather warnings.

Need need need to go back allthumbz
avatar
Kingham
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 968
Joined : 2015-08-28
Member Age : 56
Location : County Durham
Auto-Sleeper : Kingham
Vehicle Year : 2017

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Post by repoort on Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:50 pm

burlingtonboaby wrote:We killed most of them back in June/July, pleased you had a great time, did you see any sea Otters?
Boaby


...thanks very much for getting rid of them for us !
No, unfortunately otters were not seen, you must have got rid of them as well....(whilst the weather was good there was a strong north wind most of the first week, making the water quite choppy, perhaps that's why)...quite a few Golden Eagles though, and one sighting of a White Tail Sea Eagle close to the Crannich camp site, near Loch Frisa - one of only three on the whole island with EHU, so we had to plan our itinerary carefully.
avatar
repoort
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 383
Joined : 2014-10-22
Member Age : 68
Location : Kendal, Cumbria
Auto-Sleeper : T5 Trooper
Vehicle Year : 2007

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very "Bonnie Scotland" ideed !

Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:33 pm

repoort wrote:
burlingtonboaby wrote:We killed most of them back in June/July, pleased you had a great time, did you see any sea Otters?
Boaby


...thanks very much for getting rid of them for us !
No, unfortunately otters were not seen, you must have got rid of them as well....(whilst the weather was good there was a strong north wind most of the first week, making the water quite choppy, perhaps that's why)...quite a few Golden Eagles though, and one sighting of a White Tail Sea Eagle close to the Crannich camp site, near Loch Frisa - one of only three on the whole island with EHU, so we had to plan our itinerary carefully.
We left plenty of sea Otters alive along the Kintyre coast south of Tayinloan, we watched a big dog Otter chewing on an eel 30feet infront of our van, fantastic visa, with Islay and Jura in the background.
Boaby
avatar
burlingtonboaby
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 7174
Joined : 2011-11-15
Member Age : 69
Location : Bridlington
Auto-Sleeper : Duetto
Vehicle Year : 2010

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum