Scotland Here We Come

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  1. lthoel2

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    Come Sunday and we will be starting our trip to Scotland. Hopefully we will be going up the west coast and back down the east coast taking in Mull, Skye, Outer Hebrides and the Orkneys. Although we would love to go to Shetland, I couldn't manage the 8hour ferry crossing.(Get seasick to easily). We are going to take it slowly and take as long as it takes, 3,4,5, months who knows:)
    Wish us luck , I think we are going to need it!!!!!!!!

    Linda
     
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    I'm jealous, have a good trip, it should be midge-free but as always the weather will be... what it will be. I've had some great times up there in May but April might be a bit iffy, but you don't go to Scotland for the sun!
     
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    Have a great trip, hoping to get up there myself soon. Maybe you can wait for a really flat sea and get to shetland too if you aren't in a rush. Or maybe not :roflmto: :sicker:
     
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    Don't think you need luck,whatever the weather it will still be stunning. Have a great trip and don't forget to pack your sense of humor....Martin(y)
     
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    Sounds like a great trip, enjoy.
     
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    Take your waterproofs and your sun-cream, enjoy whatever Scotland throws at you. You'll have a fabulous time I know. Any cobwebs will be well and truly blown away!
     
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    Good luck with your plan it sounds great. I echo echo echo all that has been said by the other posters, but above all ENJOY! (y)
     
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    It's sad to say bit I think the rest of the UK have seen more of the northern Scottish Islands than what we have. We have only ventured as far as Skye.
    Take your midge cream with you. They were out early a few weeks ago at Loch Lomond.
    Enjoy your trip and please do a blog of your travels.
     
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    We're Welsh bru...... but just luuuuuuuurve Scotland!(y)(y)
    And at any time of the year!
     
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    Just amended it :)
     
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    Yeah OK and I've given you another like........................Phew!!:D
     
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    Apparently Smidge is required plus anti midge screens - normal fly screens are not sufficient. Have fun.
     
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    We will be following you a week later may see you some where.
     
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    Have grest time, we are hopefully doing Skye in May, have been as far as Ullapool with Motorhome but Durness with the car.(y)
     
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    Scots can always go tomorrow but we all know tomorrow never comes :)
     
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    Horgabost campsite on the dunes on Harris - absolutely fantastic views especially in June when it's light nearly all the time. White sand, blue ocean and incredibly friendly people. (If you do make it to there make sure your thunder box is empty. You have to drive 7 miles to the nearest CDP )
     
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    What a great plan, have you made plans for overnighting?

    If you are not using sites, there are often dump facilities at ferry terminals, we found this very useful, although it is not guaranteed on the smaller ferry points

    I am confident you will have a fantastic time, the views are amazing (y)
     
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    We love Scotland too. Have a wonderful time and don't forget to take some " Avon, Skin so soft". Good for the skin and the midgies hate it...:hi:
     
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    @lthoel2 have a fab time, I'd love to do that(y)

    Pity to not visit Shetland though. I am a really bad sailor, we did an overnight to Bruges in a force 9 recently - the first time I have ever taken sea-sickness pills and they really really worked! (Kwells)

    Hope you post updates & pics a la DavidG58 :)
     
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    Have a great time Linda (y)

    By the way what is this Smidge stuff, is it the best repellent for the midges?
     
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