kmai1961 wrote:About those horrible keds (was going to post this on in the wildlife forum, but since it's come up here) -- does anyone know whether they're particularly bad this year, and if so, why? Dry(er than usual) summer, maybe? I'd never heard about them until they started getting mentioned on here a few weeks ago.
And will a couple of hard frosts knock them on the head, like our midgie friends?
There was one on me last night -- the day *after* the Fannichs walk (two showers and a hair wash later). I don't know whether I'd picked it up while working out in the garden, or if it had been on me since the walk (ew, ew, eeeeuuuuch!!)
Funny you should mention the Keds Karen I found one on me on Sunday, that after a very, very long shower on Saturday evening. Knocked it off my neck & then stood on it, but it was still moving, so I almost jumped up & down on it, horrible things
Gordie12 wrote:Your walking buddies must be so happy to see you walk ahead of them on the climbs then turn round and photograph their pain - what do they say to you???
I was interested in your time for these 4 as I'm thinking about doing them before I run out of daylight hours so would need to be soon I suppose.
My walking colleagues were always too much out of breath to say anything
It took us an honest 10 hours and we certainly weren't rushing, especially as Chris & Andy wouldn't let us take turns carrying their heavy rucksacks
tina bonar wrote:We left Montrose at 3 a.m, started walking at 6.30 and were home at a very civilised 6.50 p.m with a touch of sunburn. Keds were out in force in the Mamores and i found a tick after my swim yesterday morning Oh we do enjoy a good walk
3am now that is what we call really early That was my first encounter with Keds and wouldn't be too upset if it was my last Yet to meet tics and in no rush either