by mmm_biscuit » Tue May 23, 2017 2:42 pm
by Fiona Reid » Tue May 23, 2017 2:57 pm
by BlackPanther » Tue May 23, 2017 3:34 pm
by KieronB » Wed May 24, 2017 2:59 pm
Caberfeidh wrote:Tarbert, Loch Lomond yesterday. A still, warm, muggy, damp afternoon. The midgies arrived and bit, feeding happily on my corpuscles. They're here! The Horror! The Horror! Time to take up deep sea diving off Antarctica.
Ah shoot, heading up towards Ben Lomond on Sunday, here's hoping they all mysteriously vanish between now and then
by Old Bill » Fri May 26, 2017 3:47 pm
But I only got bitten on the bum when answering a call of nature, my face being protected by plenty of Deety-type spray, but they were still buzzing round so much I ended up resorting to the hood that I've taken with my dozens of times but never bothered to get it out. Totally recommended - Gythral's jacket isn't such a daft idea!
And pleasingly quite a few seemed mortally attracted to the lid of my pan whilst cooking tea....
But the odd thing is on Thursday with the glorious sunshine, there were none. Certainly up until about 11am which is when I struck camp - I even had my shirt off! (I won't post a picture of that...)
So can it be too hot for them? Or are they not morning people...?
by Mal Grey » Sat May 27, 2017 12:15 am
mrssanta wrote:they don't like sunshine.
Indeed. Which is why the little biters live in Scotland I guess......
by Old Bill » Sat May 27, 2017 9:38 am
by larry groo » Sat May 27, 2017 7:13 pm
Not too breezy and a fine humid evening, nothing really to mention at all. I'm sure they're not far away.
We were both surprised... and pleased.
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by Alteknacker » Sun May 28, 2017 12:25 am
by Lightfoot2017 » Mon May 29, 2017 9:38 am
Mostly midge-free during the day, but quite a few of the little buggers in the evening when it got cooler. But a few squirts of Avon Skin So Soft seemed to do the trick.
by Caberfeidh » Mon May 29, 2017 9:52 am
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by kaye.cantlay » Mon May 29, 2017 10:59 am
And although I'd packed smidge, I was completely unable to locate it until we got back home.
by Robinho08 » Mon May 29, 2017 7:09 pm
by BlackPanther » Tue May 30, 2017 9:22 am
I think the midge season is open.
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