gales and motorhome

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  1. stephen harwood

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    just watched early news just caught glimpse of motorhome blown on to beach on its side hope everybody ok
     
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    Yes I just saw it too .
    When we were visiting the outer Hebrides last June we had a couple of gusty nights on a beach campsite. It felt like a big man pushing the side of the van.
    The lady looking after the site said , that's nothing, they shut the site at certain times of the year. Due to caravans being picked up by the wind and tossed about. :Eeek:
    I wouldn't like to think I was there in this wind.
    It's bad enough the wind blowing over the fields at the back of our house , in West Yorkshire , let alone the western isles.
    Hope everyone stays safe.
     
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    A couple of years ago I had a message from Scran about his sat system

    John, Should my sat system work on the beach ?

    Hi Steve. yes mate.. should be no problem at all unless you are behind cliffs

    No cliffs John, just open beach

    Should be fine then Steve ?

    Cannot get anything on it at all

    So where are you Steve ?

    We are on the harbour car park

    ?? Thought you said you were on a beach ????

    No, I said the sat system was on the beach.
    It blew off the roof last night !!
     
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    Saw a hire van blown over rocks onto a beach in the western isles on the news, still on its wheels though, dread to think how they will get it back up

    I drove up to Grantown on Wednesday before it got bad, a couple of gusts knocked me right out of my lane on the M74 M6 joint where you cross the river

    Presuming things calm down by next week I am on my way to Durness, glad I had not gone straight up there, but the wind does seem to be quite localised, we had some gusts, nothing too serious, (been in worse) quite sheltered here in a valley.

    Local news has shown some pretty bad events, but I think it is quite normal up here
     
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    You know, posting that above about Scran just made me think how much I miss him..
     
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    thought it was bad coming down the M5 on Friday, had a rocky night just out side Weston just off the beach road but this morning just going J21 to J22 was terrible 40mph and being really pushed about at times, a bit of a worry when its 3.5m high, at least the say dome is still on !!!
     
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    Scran is a read only member. fun!!! fun!!! fun!!!
     
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    Well if you read this Steve, Woman and me are thinking of you mate
     
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