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Gairloch

Post by The Highlander » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:01 am

If I ever get the kids ready today, I will take the RIB and them to Gairloch today. Didn't manage yesterday - too windy, but it's died down, just a bit of rain. If I get a moment, I'll take a few snaps.

Only blot on the landscape is the Great Wilderness is on in Poolewe today, that might make driving interesting.


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Re: Gairloch

Post by The Highlander » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:29 pm

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Re: Gairloch

Post by Barnsh » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:40 pm

Looks beautiful!
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Re: Gairloch

Post by The Highlander » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:11 pm

Taken on an IPhone I hasten to add.

First ones is Longa Island, just off Gairloch.

Second is looking towards Torridon and Ben Alligin.

Third is Raasay and Skye.

Not the greatest of starts, I got delayed by people popping in on the off chance I was in, so it was half two before I left home. It was a nice day at Big Sands, but then cut up a bit rough. We got in for half six and away home.

Caught it in the ear from SWMBO, she'd been working all day and we'd all decanted so she had to make her own tea! :lol: we did catch a few Mackerel and the odd Pollock.


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Re: Gairloch

Post by The Highlander » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:07 pm

Forgot to add, there's a charge to launch a boat at Big Sands now. Not much that said, but the worse bit was driving past all those tourists camped thereabouts, it felt like enemy territory! :shock:

Anyway, flushed the engine, gutted the fish - no one else likes doing it, the sand in the car can wait until tomorrow. :roll:

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Re: Gairloch

Post by Chippy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:13 am

Thanks Highlander and glad that you managed to escape the enemy. ;)
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Re: Gairloch

Post by The Highlander » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:42 am

Only just!

It was like the UN on that campsite.

Didn't help that a German mega coach suddenly rounded a corner, oncoming, on a stretch of single track road just west of Loch Maree. Taking to the ditch whilst towing a RIB wasn't appreciated, it shouldn't have been on that road, but what can you do?


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Re: Gairloch

Post by Chippy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:47 am

The Highlander wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:42 am
Only just!

It was like the UN on that campsite.

Didn't help that a German mega coach suddenly rounded a corner, oncoming, on a stretch of single track road just west of Loch Maree. Taking to the ditch whilst towing a RIB wasn't appreciated, it shouldn't have been on that road, but what can you do?
Reminds me of that famous Faulty Towers episode :)
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Re: Gairloch

Post by The Highlander » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:07 am

Yes, I liked that series.

Anyway, I am having tha last laugh. :lol: Yesterday and today in particular, has been torrential rain. Just thinking of the Tourists in their tents and such like. The Highlands is beautiful - in the sun! I say that because if it rains there isn't a lot to do if your on holiday.


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Re: Gairloch

Post by Chippy » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:29 am

Your last comment brings back happy memories (not really) of a two week caravan holiday we had in Pitlochry. I was just a youngster at the time and it poured it down the whole holiday.

On the other hand SYMBO and I have been back to the town a couple of times in the past six or seven years and have always had reasonable weather and a really nice time.
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