Mull & Midges

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  1. Borderland

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    Any ideas of how bad the midges will be on Mull early July and early August.
    Thank you in advance
     
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    They'll be keenly awaiting your arrival in large numbers ...If you're going, keep your fingers crossed that it's windy! ... and pack plenty of Smidge.
     
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    I've been told that they are a particular problem at dawn and dusk when it is not windy but for the rest of the time, you are likely to be fine.
     
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    We were there last August, wasn't really an issue as it rained most of the time, people on the mainland say if you can't see Mull its raining, and if you can see it it's about to rain, but seriously on fine days it was ok until dusk, then get inside or face the wrath of the midges.
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    Same as everywhere else on Scotland West Coast. Weather dependent.
    They like prefer warm damp still days. Cold, wind, rain and hot direct sunshine are no nos for them. Want to guess what you're more liable to get in Mull?
     
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    On chatting to the farmer at the Fidden Farm site earlier this year, he did say that how bad they are depends on where you are on the island. Apparently Fidden Farm, which is at the southern tip of Mull near Iona, is never too bad - but that might be by local standards! He did say other areas can be really bad if the weather is right for the little blighters.
     
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    hot direct sunshine !
     
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    Wrong. Next guess?
     
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    Strange little critters!

    They don't like wind....a bit like a cessna in a hurricane, the wind decides their route.
    They don't like rain....one drop is the same as a skip full of water tipped over you.
    They don't like hot sun....addles their tiny brains.

    So, they appear at dawn before the sun gets hot and dusk as it cools..AND INFLICT BLOODY MISERY ON ALL INVOLVED.
     
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    Yeah, and don't forget your flyscreens will be useless against the little bu**ers :eek:
     
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    Usually very angry and hungry!
     
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    Take plenty of lemon juice. We have tried every other type of protection and this worked the best.
     
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    Thanks for you replies which is kind of what I was expecting. Might put Mull off until later in year and try the east coast instead.
     
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    We npicked these delicious wild rasperberries on the mainland opposite Mull at Lochaline. 20140730_160523.jpg
     
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    a great location Mull without the ferry cost and loads of other people 'doing Mull', saw our first otter there, great memories, I like the view of Mull just as much as being on the island itself, but will still go back (but only out of season) :)
     
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    We stayed at Fidden Farm and wild camped at Calgary Bay last year in July and had no problem at all. Try to pitch away from trees and in a spot that will catch the breeze.
     
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