Scotland Follow the Wind Tour 08

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bri
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Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:48 pm

ive done the glasgow machrihanish drive. we took the road all the way round. It's a few hours but a real scenic drive. The campsite is sound, clean decent showers and the pub by the golf course does decent, reasonable food
kookaboora
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:34 am

translation

fuckinghell it's so high (up north_)

it is so far that even the penguin find it faraway!!!!!!!

hooooooo my rhummmmmmmmmm
it is so good that the bottle are emptying by themselves

strange no?????
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waverider
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:00 am

kookaboora wrote:
fuckinghell it's so high (up north_)
Yes, it's quite a way, presumably far enough to get away from the bulk of summer-tourists. Oh, in your translation you didn't include 'brothel'.
kookaboora
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:40 am

BORDEL mean's : a house with girl working hard at selling their body!!!!!!!!!!
kitegirluk
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:24 am

Waverider - Do the '2 ferries' route across to Kintyre, then after you've been at Machinrish drive up towards Fort William on the way back/forward.

We did this route last year (about 8 vans) whilst the rest drove round. It was a superb route, only cost about £30 I think in ferries and we got to see amazingly beautiful places that I'd never have gotten to see before. It was proper fab and you got to see 2 different lots of landscapes by going in a different way :lol:

Right, we're just back from an amazing BIG CHILL festival, totally battered and needing a week to recover before making the big drive north.

Get doing your wind dances people, see y'all oop norf :-)
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waverider
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:55 am

Thanks for the recommended route though I doubt I'll get away with £30 on the ferries. My van is just under 6-metres and I'm towing a trailer which adds about 3-metre's.

Where did the ferries you used leave from please, I'm going to think seriously about it because It'll certainly save time and money by the sound of it.

By the way, Mo ordered some of that Skin-So-Soft from the Avon-Shop online. Don't get midge-ied, and our dog is getting some heavy-heavy anti bug treatment over three months after hearing about some of the nasty critters. Mind-you, it's bad enough round here, lot's of sheep and ticks. We also have snakes, lot's of-em. Scotland shouldn't be much worse.

Drive carefully, better to arrive late than dead-on-time.
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John.B
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:58 am

Dog should be fine I have only ever had one tick on my dog and as you know he crawls into anything anywhere!

The Drive to Mac is nice, but with the size of your camper and trailer you won't be too popular :lol:

I hope there is some westerlies and you get to try Troon out - I want get off till later in the week so will have to catch up then.
Andy.J
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:49 pm

Listen to you all! Bunch of pansies! :P

Midges shouldn't be too bad, if it's windy you wont even see them!
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waverider
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:29 pm

Andy.J wrote:Listen to you all! Bunch of pansies! :P
When it comes to biting insects I'm the biggest pansy you ever met. We have horse fly's here, bastards take a chunk out of you, not many midges or rather mozzies which is a surprise because we have both trees and water in the valley.

Worst time I ever had anywhere was mid-Wales, sitting on the porch in the evening drinking beers with no fire, no-one smoking, nothing. I got eaten alive. Never again.

John. I thought Scotland has some nasty little buggers for dogs, my dog gets them on her ears. Her ears are always trailing along the ground and even though she doesn't grub like your little-bugger she sniffs for England, I bet I take a tick from her once a week if I don't use this stuff I get from the vet. £20 for three applications and she stays clean.

If I can get to Troon I'll let you know, can you PM me your land-line or mobile. As I said, Mo has half of the fortnight to choose where she wants to go then I get to have a few days with the tour gang.


Skin-So-Soft just arrived, six bottles. :-D

My van is called a compact, it's the trailer that turns it into a bus but if I don't take a trailer then I can't take all my kites, boards, rubber, gadgets, clothes/rubber airer, chairs, table, wind-turbine, solar-panel, vacuum cleaner, TV and satellite kit, BBQ, spare wheels, tool kit, at least 4 box's Becks (or whatever is on offer) a few bottles of red, bucket and spade and of course Mo's stuff. 14 pairs of shoes di-da-di-da-di-da. :shock:
nikiD
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:50 pm

We cant wait till next week......preparing 12 hours of music to get us all there, may need a trailer for all the gear (got pop up tents this time)!!....girls are bringing guitars also! (mike is saying NO ROOM)
Were we lucky last year.......I cant remember seeing one biting insect? .....may order some "avon" special just in case?
"Dee" what about the car you stopped getting on the Ferry last year just so we could get on....... :-D

See you all in Scotland!
Andy.J
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Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:19 am

Skin so soft! special offer - buy one get one free!

http://avonshop.co.uk/shop/promotions_l ... o_id=32584" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
kook1
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Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:46 am

Jesus waverider!!!! :shock:

ever heard of looking at a map? :wink:

tbf u wont hav 2 worry about midges coz its FTW tour so hopefully its ganna be windy the hole time :-D 8)
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waverider
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Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:59 am

Do you know, I never thought of that. On both counts. Ferries are marked on the map (I must find the maps) and, as you point-out, flying critters don't usually cope with the wind. Just a breeze in fact.

Just been out on my bike for my 90 minutes, we have a stiff breeze blowing but as soon as I got between the high hedges the damn fly's got me. Sweat pouring off my head, don't they just love it.
marktward
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Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:34 pm

Waverider, The routs to Machrihannish are at the end of my post on the previous page. The one Dee is talking about is the route from Gourouck and is well worth it. Over 6M in length will cost you more as you say though, and the drive up to Fort William is well worth it.

Vitamin B 2 weeks before you travel (start now) should help keep the bugs at bay or just stick with the rum....you feel no pain!

Hoodies available this year (similar to last year with different start point and dates)

Dark Chocolate - XL, L, M, S
Light Pink - L, M, S
Royal Blue - XL, L, M, S
Tan - XL, L, M,

Plus a limited of vests men black and women Fuschia

Hoodies £20 Vests £10. Any profit goes into food/beer/rum fund.

First come first served although pink ones will be reserved for girls or Murray!

http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=dornoc ... 20IV25%203 map of sorta where we are gonna start althogu we are getting some local contact info to get final sport to meet up.

Will post details in next couple of days. Wind permitting we will stay there till Sunday morning and then decide depending on weather where the next spot is gonna be. We try and avoid paying for campiing but it is not always possible.....I think we have done it once in the last 3 years!

If anyone is looking for a ride north get in touch 07710 639796. If anyone has space and would like to share costs let me know as well.

Mark
Living and playing in Scotland.
kookaboora
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:15 am

hi mark
i will drive north from dover the 15th at 23h30 if one person whant a lift in a french stinking ( of sheese) car
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