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  1. spongy

    spongy Read Only Funster

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    We have just returned from what was supposed to be a 5 week trip to the western isles. Got as far as Oban, wind, rain and more rain so after 2 weeks we bolted for home, (Hampshire) I believe its still raining up there so probably the right decision. Only good thing was not a single midge!

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  2. scotjimland

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    Magic init.. keeps it really green.. and chases you softy southerners back home :Laughing:

    seriously... we spent three weeks in Skye last year , camping under canvass and it rained every day.. but when it is sunny it is truly spectacular.. just have to pick one of the three weeks a year when it's not wet :Sad:
     
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    We went 3 years ago and only lasted 3 days......it didn't stop raining once.
    Moving to Kent gave us temperatures as high as 90 degrees and no rain.

    Living in East Anglia we have had no real rain for months (16mm in April).

    Scotland is on the cards again this year....here's hoping:Wink:
     
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    With Scotland you have to be prepared for anything, even 4 seasons in an hour.
    How do you think that they get all that water to make those wonderful Lochs.
    Have never yet given up and have seen in in every mood, sun, rain, wind and snow and the views all look great just different.
     
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    Hi guys - no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    quite agree ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Only once have we came home early and that was from a windy, wet, blustery, chavey campsite in Skegness.
     
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    We always take raincoats where ever we go. Ireland is as wet as Scotland that's why it's called the Emerald Isle. we have some lovely 'soft' mornings here and some flipping terrible ones too but we can't change it.

    As my mother used to say 'If we all went round naked we wouldn't bother about the rain. It's your clothes you don't want to get wet!'
     
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    We had 4 weeks in Scotland first 2 weeks the sun splitting the stones, a rare event even got a tan after that it turned to rust had to come southwards to see most of our friends at the Newbury meet and at present watching a blinding sunset.
     
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    just had three weeks in Gods country been back two weeks now and missing it, rained one day in three weeks :thumb: but on the flip side been there for two weeks with one dry day before and it was still stunning Gray.
     
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    Did a month touring most of Scotland in 2005....

    3 days rain and the rest was mostly sunny....

    Beautiful scenery, and no midgey`s.... :thumb:

    Wind rain and cold can catch you out any where, dont let this dry spell cloud your vision, it wont last.. :RollEyes: :Wink:

     
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    Worked in Glasgow for 6 months, it was only sunny for 2 days..:cry:
     
  12. normanandsue

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    Hi Guys,

    Another thought! If went to the south of France or north Africa expecting sunshine and got four weeks of rain I think I would feel cheated, but as everyone knows (except some sunseeking MHers) Scotland and particularly west Scotland has twice the average rainfall of the UK.
    So why do MHers and other holiday makers feel they have been cheated when they don't get sunshine?

    By the way I love Scotland - must do I live here but I am going to France in the hope of getting some sunshine. Will let you know if I am succesful?

    Norman
     
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    You only have to go south of Watford Gap and you will find "Sun"... Why France ?????? :Wink: :Rofl1:
     
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    Or WH Smiths :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    where is skegness?
     
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    Its just your luck when you tour anywhere in the uk we have had several trips in Scotland with fantastic weather Last year we were washed out for 2 weeks at Longleat (England) ps you dont hear of major floods in Scotland but every year there is weather storms Down South makes you think oh and next week again its a trip in Gods Country


    Bill
     
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    Portugal...

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    What weeks would they be this year Jim?....PS No I'm not gonna give you a clue as to when we're going...:Rofl1:
     
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    I like France better than Wateford Gap and France is south of Watford Gap

    Norman
     
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    Hi
    Just got back ourselves today . Didnt think weather was that bad mostly rain at night but loch lomond loch ness kintyre and ken bridge spent several days in shorts and getting sunburnt .
    Shows how the areas can vary greatly win some lose some but keep smiling
    Ray Claire and Katie cat
     
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