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Post by dbroada on Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:33 pm

I'm currently sat in my hired Swift with a Duetto to my left and a Warwick to my right.

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by kaspian on Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:33 pm

Its been a beautiful day for a paddle in the loch. Good stargazing to be had from the north end of the site away from light! Wish we were there !

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue May 01, 2018 4:06 pm

Are the midges out yet 
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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by dbroada on Tue May 01, 2018 4:28 pm

The clouds always came out whenever we got out of the van so no stargazing for us. Fortunately no midges either. There were some the other side of the loch but they didn't bother us. We have started going south now so we expect to outrun them.

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by kaspian on Tue May 01, 2018 6:46 pm

Any breeze and they stay well away but on a still evening watch out! They dont take prisoners of sassenachs!   hugegrins

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by harrysp on Tue May 01, 2018 6:58 pm

Only been there once years ago, our first experience of midges. We were amused to see locals wearing nets on their heads, but soon wished we had them. We even had a fab Lochside pitch, but surrendered and left. Enjoy it while midge free!

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by willy eckerslike on Tue May 01, 2018 7:01 pm

kaspian wrote:Any breeze and they stay well away but on a still evening watch out! They dont take prisoners of sassenachs!   hugegrins
They don’t take prisoners full stop. Natives get murdered the same as everyone  lol4

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by kaspian on Tue May 01, 2018 7:03 pm

Willy,  dont spoil the myth ! hugegrins hugegrins

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Post by dbroada on Tue May 01, 2018 7:43 pm

And I was thinking I had been left alone because I had "locally caught haggis" for lunch. It was very nice but I would have preferred them to have caught a slightly smaller one.

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by kaspian on Tue May 01, 2018 7:48 pm

I was at Luss a few years ago  during the Open golf and a BBC film crew were staying on site. They sat out at night having a few beers and were eaten alive. I felt sorry for them and gave them a spare bottle of Avon skin so soft which they tried and to a man said that it worked wonders. I ended up letting them keep the bottle as after a week they were ready to mutiny!

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by mpbarrett on Wed May 02, 2018 7:43 am

so when do the midges start to come out to play in Scotland, we are planning to go north mid May? 
Did the NC500 in my Triumph Herald (injected 1500) mid April and didn't see any then.


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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by willy eckerslike on Wed May 02, 2018 9:39 am

You don’t see midgies Mike !! Well not until they form a cloud round your head anyway. But when the weather warms up they’re everywhere unless there’s a breeze about 4mph.

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by paul bullock on Wed May 02, 2018 11:46 am

Hi , we did an extended NC500 last year in June , didn't see any midges, not much sun either! Lovely place to be ,Luss was the best weather we had in the 3 weeks in bonnie Scotland . Kind regards     Paul wave
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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by burlingtonboaby on Wed May 02, 2018 1:18 pm

Anyone heading north of the border and worried about the "midge" should call into the Keilder forest area and get aclimatised first.
The midge there are border raiders and a wee taster for what could be waiting along the west coastal areas.
Like Paul we were midge free until we came down the west side towards Ullapool.
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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by Slaphead on Wed May 02, 2018 2:59 pm

I'm off round the NC500 on Sunday but in my SLK, roof down, sun shining, no midges I hope.  biggrin

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by Paulmold on Wed May 02, 2018 3:40 pm

We've been touring lower areas of Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway, across country via Lanark to Edinburgh) since 17 April and haven't seen a midge yet. Been too wet and windy.

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by mpbarrett on Thu May 03, 2018 8:00 am

Slaphead wrote:I'm off round the NC500 on Sunday but in my SLK, roof down, sun shining, no midges I hope.  biggrin

Enjoy it. We had a fantastic time, good weather, wonderful roads and not too many campervans getting in our way!
BTW if you see any petrol for sale always fill up there are not many petrol stations around but a few self service pumps but not always working.  I took a petrol can in the boot just in case.

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by kaspian on Thu May 03, 2018 9:48 am

Just took the notion for a trip to Luss or Millarochy Bay , 2 nights , this weekend . Minimum three night stay , no availability etcetc Confirmed what I already thought . The CCC are not geared up for camper vans/ motorhomes and their frustrating policies are becoming ever more restrictive. 
        This after spending a wonderful week last year at A private site outside Broughty Ferry with a very friendly welcome. Tried to book a 1 night stay at Scone CCC. denied online so spent 1 hour trying to call without success. Eventually turned up on spec at 12.20pm. Reception closed so knocked on door as there were 4 working inside.one looked up and shouted cant you read the sign , we're closed for lunch! 
       I apologised and asked if they could hold a pitch for that night as we were going into Perth for an appointment after 1pm. The warden then opened the door stepped out and proceeded to stare at all the signs in the window for what seemed an awkward age like Basil Fawlty. Eventually I broke the awkward silence by repeating my request. He eventually said the sign giving regulations on opening times etc WAS MISSING and grunted that a pitch would be kept . My wife watching from the cab just wanted to leave but we did return later and were one of around 20 campers on the site so hardly busy!  Some site managers do need customer care courses! At least thats a few quid saved on renewal....

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Re: Luss CCC site, Loch Lomond

Post by Slaphead on Thu May 03, 2018 10:39 am

mpbarrett wrote:
Slaphead wrote:I'm off round the NC500 on Sunday but in my SLK, roof down, sun shining, no midges I hope.  biggrin

Enjoy it. We had a fantastic time, good weather, wonderful roads and not too many campervans getting in our way!
BTW if you see any petrol for sale always fill up there are not many petrol stations around but a few self service pumps but not always working.  I took a petrol can in the boot just in case.

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Thanks Mike, my SLK is a diesel with a range of over 600 miles so I should have no fuel problems.

I notice this morning, the weather forecast for next week has taken a dip unfortunately.

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Post by dbroada on Thu May 03, 2018 10:39 am

We have been touring the UK for about a month staying at a mixture of sites including CCC ones. I have encountered a couple of people who appear to be trying to show that "the friendly club" is purely ironic. If their oldies rate wasn't so good I don't think we would renew.

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Post by Paulmold on Thu May 03, 2018 11:23 am

So far on our tour of southern Scotland, we've stayed on 3 CAMC sites (none pre-booked), 1 commercial site (not pre-booked) and one CL (phoned ahead to check) and 1 C&CC site (not pre-booked). Thought better check for BH weekend and couldn't get on any club site. Checked for THS's and rallies but none at all happening over BH anywhere in southern Scotland. Plan was to go over border to Northumberland but all club sites full except got last pitch at Nunnykirk so have booked that. Apart from BH all club sites are actually very quite up here.
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Post by dbroada on Thu May 03, 2018 11:31 am

Paul, we are also in Scotland but are heading home this weekend. Having totally overlooked it being a bank holiday we now can't find sites with spaces for my planned jumps, and we have to move on tomorrow as this site is full.

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Post by dbroada on Thu May 03, 2018 11:33 am

It may have gone off topic but it doesn't appear that the two vans I was parked between have replied.

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Post by Gromit on Thu May 03, 2018 11:49 am

dbroada wrote:Paul, we are also in Scotland but are heading home this weekend. Having totally overlooked it being a bank holiday we now can't find sites with spaces for my planned jumps, and we have to move on tomorrow as this site is full.
Hi Dave

Have you thought of a pub stop?

There are loads of them and you get a very cheap pub supper if you subtract what it would have cost you to stay on a site. Plus you can have a drop of ale since there's no driving afterwards.   PUB STOPS

We find a quick phone call best. You can then ask if it's necessary to book a table, and that reassures the landlord that you are not a freeloader! A fair few pubs have stopped having motorhomes overnight because of those self centred idiots.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu May 03, 2018 3:29 pm

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mpbarrett wrote:
Slaphead wrote:I'm off round the NC500 on Sunday but in my SLK, roof down, sun shining, no midges I hope.  biggrin

Enjoy it. We had a fantastic time, good weather, wonderful roads and not too many campervans getting in our way!
BTW if you see any petrol for sale always fill up there are not many petrol stations around but a few self service pumps but not always working.  I took a petrol can in the boot just in case.

mike

Thanks Mike, my SLK is a diesel with a range of over 600 miles so I should have no fuel problems.

I notice this morning, the weather forecast for next week has taken a dip unfortunately.

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Fuel stations in Ullapool and Thurso, your Borders will enjoy Sango sands, Maisie loved it there, have a great run.
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