First road trip in the vandventure bus to Skye

Darcar

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East Devon
Yeah..... it’s on our list, looks great and good photos to.
Just out of curiosity, how bad are the midgies ?
I’v heard that they aren’t as bad early in the year?
Darcar.
 

mistericeman

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Aug 3, 2016
I'm hoping to be headed to Ardnamurchan/Mul October time (was going to be late Sept/early Oct, but due to bloody work)
Crossing fingers I can get some sea fishing in if the weather is still kind
 

Mikeywilks8526

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Aug 23, 2018
Yeah..... it’s on our list, looks great and good photos to.
Just out of curiosity, how bad are the midgies ?
I’v heard that they aren’t as bad early in the year?
Darcar.
The midgies were mental! Never seen anything like it
 

BigStevie

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May 17, 2017
Location
Highlands
Ha! Was working over on the west coast this weekend, a cycling event that took in the Bealach (the steep hairpin road over to Applecross), Torridon, Shieldaig and Kinlochewe. On the climb up the Bealach in to the freezing clouds, I turned to my co-worker and said that at least the midges will be leaving us alone (it being so cold). Not a chance, squadrons of the buggers were out to get us... I think that they must be mutating to cope with the cold!
For what it's worth, the best anti midge stuff by far is a spray called Smidge.
Skye is really bad for midges, my son worked at a posh country hotel there, the only way to get to his car in the evening was to use a tea towel rotated with vigour rather like a propeller in front of him to avoid the swarms...
I can recommend Oldshawmore bay in the north west, totally stunning.

Stevie
 

mistericeman

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Aug 3, 2016
There is NO cure all for the midges ...sadly ...

Smidge/Skin so soft/deet etc work for some ...

and nothing works for others (the category i fall in) I've tried everything to no avail .
Barring a gently breeze (or fan) i get bitten to hell and back,Watch out for the Cleggs too (horseflys) they make midges look like fairies ;-)
 
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