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Old 06 April 2010, 15:20   #11
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I believe the speed limits round the island are because its V shallow, also there's people swimming/fishing there..... on busy weekends lots of people camp on them......(and end up bitten to death by the midges, been there done it and have the scars to prove it.....)

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Thanks Julie, advice taken on board. However, the midges have to catch me first lol!
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Thanks Julie, advice taken on board. However, the midges have to catch me first lol!
That could be a new thread - what repels midges.....

I've tried all sorts, but in calm weather nothing seems to work....and I'm sick of hearing about Skin So Soft - they still get through, I daren't stop wearing it though just in case they're 100 times worse! I always hope there's a sea breeze.

Will be interested in any suggestions (that work )
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Thanks Julie, advice taken on board. However, the midges have to catch me first lol!
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That could be a new thread - what repels midges.....

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Unfortunately the stuff I used to swear by has (I assume) been banned due to toxicity! If you can find a bottle of "Shoo", (a rather bizarrely smelling blue liquid) they almost drop out the sky when they come within 6 inches of you!

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I understand from looking at the Boat Loch Lomond website that there is also a speed limit between the islands? Is this marked on the chart you can get from the park wardens or is it an obvious one when you reach the islands (being within a few hundred yards of the shore etc)?
Map at the back of the byelaws PDF shows the slow speed areas. You can get a leaflet from the office which has that in a more portable if not very waterproof format.

As for the plastic boards, even if you apply for the number by post, you could pick them up from the office when you arrive. I drilled a hole in the two top corners & tie wrap them to the grab line anchor loops when I'm out there.
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Unfortunately the stuff I used to swear by has (I assume) been banned due to toxicity! If you can find a bottle of "Shoo", (a rather bizarrely smelling blue liquid) they almost drop out the sky when they come within 6 inches of you!
So presumably you walk down the street, looking like an alien from Star Trek, leaving a trail of dead wildlife in your wake
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So presumably you walk down the street, looking like an alien from Star Trek, leaving a trail of dead wildlife in your wake


Dead wildlife of the midge variety is usually better company in that state!
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Registration numbers sorted thank very much.

The wife is an Avon team leader so the Skin so Soft is provided by the tub load and I dare not say no.

I hope its cold and overcast for the week so I can wear the drysuit. That should keep the midges out. Failing that I hear that eating large amounts of curry and drinking Guiness helps as midges dont like the way you smell. I guess a vindaloo, several pints of the black stuff, and a drysuit are pushing it a bit though.
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Knew I had a link somewhere.......

Byelaws (with handy map showing speed restricted areas / facilities etc)
http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/...ws/Byelaws.pdf
Last couple of pages most useful when afloat!

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Thanks for these links mate, I've now had time to look at them in detail and they are very helpful. Realy looking forward to our visit to the loch. Cheers.
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So presumably you walk down the street, looking like an alien from Star Trek, leaving a trail of dead wildlife in your wake
I think Polwart will know the answer to that one buddy!
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