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Old 21 February 2012, 10:40   #41
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Us Southerners always try to look on the Bright side! What is the Score with the Midges regarding the peak times ect Mr,P? Do they affect the Island's as bad as the Mainland?
Do Garlick, Cross's, and Wooden stakes help?
You need to eat lots of haggis and wear a kilt otherwise they will assume you are an invader and attack!

You will get a "midge forecast" here: www.midgeforecast.co.uk

On still days near damp/wet areas you can expect to see midges between April and October (although I saw some last week!). But they are usually worst from June-August. The exact timing depends on the weather both at the time and over the winter period. As Jambo says they have been relatively OK for the last few years.

Not normally a problem well offshore and certainly not at proper rib speeds. More of an issue if you are camping on shore or wanting to eat/drink outside on a warm dry day in July. Skin-so-soft will stop them biting but not keep the buggers from swarming around you which is equally as frustrating.

I've never found anywhere on the mainland which was immune to them - but there are, I am told, a few islands where the ground doesn't hold water and there is so often a breeze that they don't get the problems.
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Me to!! Have always wanted to do a trip over to St Kilda with a camp overnight on the island - one of my bucket list trips !! We should organise - a big leg but a memorable one I'm sure and the RC's would handle the trip fine !!
I also have Kilda on my bucket list -so would certainly express an interest in such a trip .

For me it would involve a 400 nm + round trip but given favourable conditions - like your RC my RB would also make short work of it.
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I also have Kilda on my bucket list -so would certainly express an interest in such a trip .

For me it would involve a 400 nm + round trip but given favourable conditions - like your RC my RB would also make short work of it.
Been in touch with Ronin and Ally S,could happen later in the year.You'd be most welcome
Bit of an epic for me too but surely worth it for the right destination!
Keep you posted.
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i seem to attract midges
That's good news...we will just sit you in the middle of us while we are all sat on the veranda having a few drams. Problem solved.

Seems that Yam Yams do have a purpose in life after all
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Been in touch with Ronin and Ally S,could happen later in the year.You'd be most welcome
Bit of an epic for me too but surely worth it for the right destination!
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That's good news...we will just sit you in the middle of us while we are all sat on the veranda having a few drams. Problem solved.

Seems that Yam Yams do have a purpose in life after all
i'l spend a week living inside the Black Shadow problem solved
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think i will just take the last one do they sell them on flea bay
I got some when we went up to loch Sunart worth it just in case
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I got some when we went up to loch Sunart worth it just in case
Have you got http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/lifemarq...nt-net-p110571 near you
Away ya pair of big cissies!!

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