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 Post subject: photo test
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:07 am 
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Apologies if this is in the wrong section, just trying to post pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:09 am 
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OK seems to work, trying two with some text between.

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see if that works...

Thanks for youe patience.

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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:18 am 
Great photos! Now can you give us the trip journal behind them to make us even more jealous? :)


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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:55 am 
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Looks like a loch, to me.

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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:12 pm 
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When I said ''photo test''.....
I was testing to see if I could post photo's :D
not testing you :wink:
unless you want to turn it into a ''whereisit'' :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:47 am 
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Why not just post a description as requested.... rather than playing games ?

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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:57 pm 
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Me, I like the games. I was thinking Scotland first, but it doesn't seem quite right. The lake district? Ullswater maybe?

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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:24 pm 
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Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness.

Fort William to Inverness.

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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:33 am 
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Time of year? I'm looking at that blaze of gorse flowers on the left of the second picture. May?

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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:46 am 
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spot on Mary, pre Midge.

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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:43 am 
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Thanks, Elliot. Just to explain your comment to anyone planning a Scottish trip - the Highlands are notorious for swarms of midges, a tiny fly that's almost invisible, but has a fiercely itchy bite. From June until the weather cools in Autumn, they can be a real problem. Worst in the mornings and evenings. For summer trips, pack insect repellent. And pitch your tent somewhere windy - they don't like wind.
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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:44 am 
I am sorry to hear about midges, had always thought the British Isles, if that's not a misnomer, were a bug-free paradise unlike the American South. Cool pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:54 am 
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If you want paddler-opinions about the bug problem, go to this UK kayaking forum and search on midges (or "midgies"). You'll get comments about times and places where they were or were not a problem.

A lot of Scotland has a fairly high rainfall, and peaty soil that permits standing water where the midges breed. (On the plus side, the peaty water makes good whisky...) On last year's holiday, I stayed at a farmhouse built in a sheltered hollow, and wore a headnet as well as repellent when I was assembling the Wisper in the yard. (Once assembled, my friend and I cartopped the boats around.)

You're okay on the water, and anywhere ashore that's windy. That's one reason I'm more inclined to head for the coast rather than inland, whether paddling or not.

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 Post subject: Re: photo test
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:54 pm 
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the Highlands are notorious for swarms of midges, a tiny fly that's almost invisible, but has a fiercely itchy bite.


At Parris Island we called those "sand fleas" - actually, "#$#@@#$ sand fleas" to be more accurrate :).

Elliot, are you paddling that Klepper solo? How tough was it in those conditions?

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