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Post by patriot66 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:21 pm

Billy Connolly says there's no such thing as bad weather in Scotland, just the wrong clothing ! :D Get some waterproofs and boots on and get out there and embrace the elements and when the rain stops get the hood down in the Zed ! :thumbsup:
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Post by Marlon » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:21 pm

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I'm impressed Marlon, you took a backup vehicle in case of inclement weather! 8)
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Yeah Rob, we are staying with a mate who's happy to drive us around. Planning on this route in the Zed on the first clear day:
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Or this one to take in a gallery (Kilmaluag) to keep the missus happy:
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Post by Marlon » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:42 pm

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So as you may remember Mike and I were planning a trip to Scotland end of Sept. We ended up worrying about the weather and flew out to Cannes in the South of France instead to have some beach time :D We will do Scotland another time. Hope it settles down for you and you have a lovely trip :thumbsup:
Ah, right - I was waiting for your Scotland report to compare.

Cheers, weather has to break soon :driving:
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Post by buzyg » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:19 pm

Marlon wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:42 pm
RubyBlueZ4MC wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:18 pm
So as you may remember Mike and I were planning a trip to Scotland end of Sept. We ended up worrying about the weather and flew out to Cannes in the South of France instead to have some beach time :D We will do Scotland another time. Hope it settles down for you and you have a lovely trip :thumbsup:
Ah, right - I was waiting for your Scotland report to compare.

Cheers, weather has to break soon :driving:
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But just in case, this is what it should look like.
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Post by Boris » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:40 am

Sorry to hear you had such bad luck with the weather, the west coast is fabulous in the sunshine.

Unfortunately you chose the wrong time of year; we regularly go in May and have yet to have a bad week.

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Post by firebobby » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:02 am

Glorious blue skies down south today :exitright:
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Post by Burple » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:18 am

It's been blazing sun down here on the east coast for the last 2 days (windy mind.. but sunny! :wink: ).

If you get the chance, head out along the north a bit towards Durness and Tongue, and a good blast round the Loch Ness road. that will take the pain away! :D

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Post by Nictrix » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:05 pm

patriot66 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:21 pm
Billy Connolly says there's no such thing as bad weather in Scotland, just the wrong clothing ! :D Get some waterproofs and boots on and get out there and embrace the elements and when the rain stops get the hood down in the Zed ! :thumbsup:
He also said if you dont like the weather wait 5 minutes :)
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Post by brillomaster » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:19 pm

do your best to embrace the weather - wouldnt be scotland if it wasnt raining, but definitely still worth getting out there for a drive. Did the NC500 a couple of years ago but deliberately missed Skye - excellent reason to return to scotland again!

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Post by jimmybell » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:10 pm

what's your entire holiday route marlon?

FWIW i did scotland with similar weather prediction. SCotland weather is always that - but youll find 'rain' means 'passing blasts of rain from minor to heavy, with bursts of sunshine intertwined'. for us londoners rain = RAIN, but it seemed like all weather forecasts just report rain all the time up there, but most of the time for us it was actually dry, with light passing spells of rain.

honestly lots of the places we went wouldn't of mattered what the weather was - some even added to the photos, and if you're travelling any real distance youll be going in and out of the weather too (or running away from it - as we did).
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Post by jimmybell » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:11 pm

OH, i can recommend the Marmalade in Portree, if you need a room or a steak dinner :)
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Post by Marlon » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:08 pm

Day 3
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:58 pm

Sorry to hear of your weather woes OP. :(

I just hope you do get some decent driving weather, as the roads are great. :thumbsup:
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Post by jimmybell » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:03 am

I'd definitely consider driving around the weather :) raintoday.co.uk will give you a good idea of where's gona be hit with what, it looks clear today - i'd be off to Applecross asap :p

If stuck for something to do because of bad weather, it is touristy but surprisingly well decked out and quite interesting to tour - Eilean Donan Castle, just right off the skye bridge (reasonable quality cafe there too). Equally the ferry over to Mallaig (if its rough, youll want good sea legs), and grab some fish an chips.
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Post by Marlon » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:05 am

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I'd definitely consider driving around the weather :) raintoday.co.uk will give you a good idea of where's gona be hit with what, it looks clear today - i'd be off to Applecross asap :p

If stuck for something to do because of bad weather, it is touristy but surprisingly well decked out and quite interesting to tour - Eilean Donan Castle, just right off the skye bridge (reasonable quality cafe there too). Equally the ferry over to Mallaig (if its rough, youll want good sea legs), and grab some fish an chips.
Cheers Fella - we are off out roof down today, although I reckon its gonna be up and down like a whores knickers :cry:
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