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Re: Toxic Shellfish

I don’t personally see a lot of information on this - sure there used to be signs up round the east coast but that could be a false memory. Local newspapers such as the West Highland Free Press, Stornoway Gazette, Oban Times, etc. carry warnings, also warnings are displayed in the windows of local ...
by Caberfeidh
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:01 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Toxic Shellfish
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Toxic Shellfish

And for anyone who thinks they’ll be brave and risk getting the runs: When humans consume shellfish containing biotoxins, it can lead to three different types of poisoning: amnesic (short-term memory loss), paralytic (affects nervous system), and diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (gastrointestinal). I...
by Caberfeidh
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:29 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Toxic Shellfish
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Midgies

by Caberfeidh
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:45 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Midgies
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Saying hello!

Greetings and welcome. You did come of your own accord?

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by Caberfeidh
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:26 am
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Saying hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Thunder and Lightning very very frightning

I knew a bloke who was a gamekeeper; he was hiking up a hill in the Cairngorms when he was struck by lightning, perhaps attracted by his .303 lightning conductor on his shoulder. He staggered around a bit, straightened himself up, and carried on. He was struck again, and decided to call it a day. I ...
by Caberfeidh
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thunder and Lightning very very frightning
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: How to get to Ben A'an from Glasgow without a car?

I used to hitch a lot before I got a car, so I like to pay a bit back. Usually you get folk who are a good laugh, others just smell strongly. One weirdo seemed nice at first but soon got onto the subject of how the FBI, CIA, MI5 and KGB were all after him because of his secret knowledge... And whic...
by Caberfeidh
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:05 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to get to Ben A'an from Glasgow without a car?
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: Need advice

You can't expect kids to live in a tent all winter. They'll die. You sound like someone without a grasp on reality. Try explaining your situation to social services, they may be able to get accommodation for you.
by Caberfeidh
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:59 am
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 23
Views: 367

Toxic Shellfish

NB Anyone camping, travelling up the west coast, check for local warnings re shellfish poisoning. DO NOT EAT SHELLFISH FROM THE SHORE. Toxic Shellfish Poisoning Alert: https://news.stv.tv/highlands-islands/highland-council-issues-warning-after-increased-levels-of-biotoxins-found-in-loch-sunart-shell...
by Caberfeidh
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Toxic Shellfish
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: How to get to Ben A'an from Glasgow without a car?

Takes me back a bit .............................................. Hitching was used to get further North on a lift to Glasgow and on train to Balloch and hitching from there. Club buses from the city too. Yes. I've stood in that layby at the roundabout up from Balloch. I was down in Wales climbing...
by Caberfeidh
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to get to Ben A'an from Glasgow without a car?
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: How to get to Ben A'an from Glasgow without a car?

Come to think of it, clinging to floating debris in order to traverse the lochs may just work, as long as the wind changes by 90 degrees once you are up at Loch Achray. You may have to consult a shaman. There is one near Balquidder. Jet Skis on Lomond may be a problem.
by Caberfeidh
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to get to Ben A'an from Glasgow without a car?
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: How to get to Ben A'an from Glasgow without a car?

You could hitch hike. I mean, I wouldn't pick you up but someone might... Or try cycling. A challenging route might be to get the train to Balloch on Loch Lomond. Get a boat trip up the loch to Inversnaid. Hike over the hill to Loch Katrine at Stronachlachar. Get another boat along Loch Katrine to T...
by Caberfeidh
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:24 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to get to Ben A'an from Glasgow without a car?
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Midgies

by Caberfeidh
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Midgies
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Ailsa Craig

Oh now it says on the facebook page that the business shut down because of covid. I don't know if anyone else has started doing these trips. Anybody?
by Caberfeidh
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ailsa Craig
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Ailsa Craig

Yeh, this. https://www.ballantrae.org.uk/places-to-visit/listing/ailsa-craig-boat-trips-girvan/ I went a few years ago, lots of time to hike up to the top and take loads of photos, explore around the place, have a picnic. I should have taken a fishing rod, folk on a boat were close to the beach, cat...
by Caberfeidh
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ailsa Craig
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: hi all!

October is a good choice. The midgies will likely have died off but clear autumnal days have plenty of sunshine. Listen out for stags bellowing and roaring on the hillsides.
by Caberfeidh
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: hi all!
Replies: 2
Views: 163
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