West coast midge report?

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ootini
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West coast midge report?

Post by ootini » Sat May 19, 2018 11:05 am

Anyone know if the little b*st*rds are out yet ? Heading to Mull / Skye area next week.

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Re: West coast midge report?

Post by Mike » Sat May 19, 2018 11:19 am

Hopefully they r still sleeping

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Re: West coast midge report?

Post by ootini » Sat May 19, 2018 11:21 am

Mike wrote:Hopefully they r still sleeping
We can but hope... or carry flame throwers

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Re: West coast midge report?

Post by slarge » Sat May 19, 2018 11:37 am

Just been on Mull and heading home from Skye. They're not out yet, but another week and they'll be hangry

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Re: West coast midge report?

Post by Mike » Sat May 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Steve how much did it cost to take the van over onto mull, iv heard that they have bought the prices down this yr?

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Re: West coast midge report?

Post by ballibeg » Sat May 19, 2018 1:52 pm

I think upto 6m is same price as car, £13 + £4 driver, one way Oban-Craignure.

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Post by slarge » Sat May 19, 2018 5:34 pm

Mike, we went Oban to Craigmure and it was £22 for van and 2 adults, then came off Mull from Tobermory to Corran (sp.) for about £8. Twas cheap compared to Channel or Ireland ferries.

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Re: West coast midge report?

Post by Mike » Sat May 19, 2018 6:06 pm

:-bd I plan to do that after ht if hux doesn't come up. I was talking to the guy at the kiosk last time I was there and he was saying that it's being subsided so the prices were coming down :)

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Re: West coast midge report?

Post by ScotRoutes » Sat May 19, 2018 6:11 pm

The ferry subsidies have been recently extended. Support comes from the Scottish Govt. The scheme is called RET and is supposed to represent how much it would cost to drive that same distance if it were all on land.

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Re: West coast midge report?

Post by JohnClimber » Sat May 19, 2018 9:14 pm

Got my first bite of the year yesterday down here in Merseyside.
There heading north

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Post by htrider » Sun May 20, 2018 3:54 pm

https://www.smidgeup.com/midge-forecast/
Just starting to get themselves sorted by the looks of things

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Re: West coast midge report?

Post by ChrisS » Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 am

I live in the Trossachs and got my first three bites in the garden yesterday evening. Not quite west coast, but they've definitely arrived.

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Re: West coast midge report?

Post by mh24 » Mon May 21, 2018 2:33 pm

got my first three bites in the garden yesterday
Ouch - I take it that is some sort of euphamism !! I know the lasies talk about their "gardens"!!

On a plus not, no midges down here in Devon! Just bites from the cider

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