anybody else as daft as us

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  1. DavidG58

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    we found this place / site a few years back while still tugging, been back January 14, thinking of doing the same again next year, anybody else fancy it??

    http://www.sangosands.com/camping-prices-for-tents-and-caravans.html

    they have quite rightly put up the price for free camping with electrics from £3 to £7 per night, but anybody who doesn't want hook up can park on the cliff top here for free

    fabulous sea views, bar / restaurant on site

    9 hole golf course not played yet but planning to this time, honesty box beside 1st tee, love it

    you can get a foot ferry over to the Cape Wrath headland and walk or mini bus to the lighthouse / café at Cape Wrath

    not sure yet which weekend to go up, but think of driving up to Grantown on Spey, a lovely CC site, having a couple of nights there then, heading up to Durness for a long weekend

    anybody else fancy a trip to the frozen north in January, always a remote chance of seeing the Northern Lights as well

    most likely timing for us would be weekend of 10/11th Jan, getting to Grantown on 7th, setting off for Durness on 9th (easy and amazing drive in one day), setting off home again the following Tuesday 13th Jan

    Long way to go for no obvious reason, but better than leaving MH in storage for winter (y)
     
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    Is the golf compulsory? I like watching it and one of my favourite films is the Legend of Bagger Vance if that counts?:)

    Always wanted to see the Northern Lights:)
     
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    I reckon just walking round this golf course with the dogs will be amazing, dogs and golf seem quite happy together in Scotland

    Northern Lights, well here's hoping

    Also looking to do Tromso next September to give us an even better chance (y)
     
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    Just a reminder to watch the weather. We have snow and although it won't last long we expect more.....
     
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    hope you enjoy that dave and hope the weather is kind..looks lovely, but in the middle winter ??
    another time maybe, but would like to think im on my way to spain by then..
    hope to see you next year at a meet .. take care and enjoy your travels..and hope you seethe lights
    ta andy
     
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    I'll show Les your post when he comes up to bed - but it looks really nice(y)

    My birthday that weekend too:whistle:
     
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    Provided the A9 is open the rest is pretty much coast roads, so ever hopeful (y)
     
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    Just be careful David. I've seen too many accidents on the A9 to take anything for granted. There have been several today in the snow and it's just a dusting by our standards.
     
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    with any luck we will get there safely and be stuck for weeks, were up there Jan this year, -10 ish at Grantown, but blue skies , no northern lights though
     
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    do you go for the skiing or are you just masochists. January indeed
     
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    Looks like good fun, love being out in the snow (though usually under canvas - haven't done anything so exciting in the MH). It doesn't look too hopeful at the moment but we'll see if we can work it in.
     
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    100_5737.JPG The 2013 / 2014 winter was the mildest we have ever had since moving here.

    Here's a photo taken early Nov 2012 - the first fall. It just kept on snowing after that!
     
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    from Cornwall :Eeek::Eeek:

    and I thought we were a little mad (y)
     
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    Would be interested but obviously very weather dependant, whether Sue will be I am not sure, happy too to play golf :)
     
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    ah well you see we'll be up in England for xmas :wink:
     
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    I was just looking for photos we took this year, cant find any, but we hardly saw any snow, just a little by roadside near the café on the A9 (Ralia)

    Frost we can cope with (y)
     
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    I have the snowflake tyres on now so no excuses, if I tell Jen she might see the northern lights she could be persuaded although we wouldn't want to get snowed in for too long as we need to head for Spain.
     
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    Looks a great site though. One to put on our "to visit" list for definite - but NOT in January.

    As I said last winter was the mildest / warmest we have had since moving here in 2000. Every other year we have had enough snow to be snowed in for several days even with snowflake tyres. If the snow is too deep you can't get out. The 2011/12 winter we couldn't see the cars never mind move them!
     
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    bit of a diversion, Spain via Durness, you are clearly more mad than us :D(y)
     
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    What a fabulous place ! Long old trip though ( welllll it is for 50% or so of us LOL !!! )
     
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