Did you ever find any pearls?!
We’re on the banks of Loch Eil at sea level - changes in the blink of an eye even here. Wasn’t expecting the hailstones at all yesterday.
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I live in the area and was cycling home when I got caught in one of the thunderstorms. There was certainly rain forecast but torrential rain is fairly common here. One of my friends does a lot of hillwalking and she was out yesterday - very experienced and she said she hadn’t seen anything that bad ...
For lightweight and breathable, on an earlier appearance of this hard annual, I did a bit of research and discovered that pipers (bagpipes players) seem to favour a cape of the police type ie more of a cloak - open at the front - which protects them and their pipes but allows playing them. At that ...
- 3 May 2019, 3:15pm
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
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pjclinch wrote:...so that's all the time it's not raining (and that's most of the time, unless you stay in Glenfinnan or similar) you don't have to worry about the colour.
My commute starts within 8 miles of Glenfinnan and I never wear waterproofs!
- 22 Mar 2019, 11:51am
- Forum: On the road
- Topic: How to report/deal with crazy road users?
- Replies: 17
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How could a normal breath test prove that the drinking was done before the dodgy driving and not after it if the Police turn up 2 hours after the report?
- 20 Mar 2019, 8:47pm
- Forum: The Tea Shop
- Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
- Replies: 45
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My accent should be broad Doric with a Tayside twang but I never really picked up the accent, probably for a variety of reasons. I’m definitely Scottish, most people have guessed Inverness or Perth so not too out of place in Fort William. Having a bit of Gaelic helps too....mostly to get annoyed by ...
The railway to Fort Bill should be upgraded! It has a peculiar status as the centre for a large geographical area (how many people?) Not sure of the catchment population but I think the town has about 11,000 inhabitants. I agree about the upgrade - 4 hrs to Glasgow is restrictive regardless of the ...
Fort William is its own destination for many many tourists in the summer months as well as being a place people pass through. Geographically somewhat limited by the loch on one side and big mountain on another, there isn’t a huge amount of room for another shopping street and frankly the winter trad...
- 12 Feb 2019, 7:59pm
- Forum: Touring & Expedition
- Topic: Lochailort to Fort William / Inverness
- Replies: 6
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From Lochailort to the junction with the other end of the A861 on the A830 is about 15 miles, turn onto the A861 here for 10 miles and get the passenger ferry at Camusnagaul. The A830 is all double track now but there are a few twisty bits between Lochailort and Glenfinnan. The A861 is a fairly dece...
- 9 Dec 2018, 5:55pm
- Forum: Touring & Expedition
- Topic: Oban to Connel Sustrans route 78
- Replies: 13
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If you miss the boat and I'm about you can pop in for a cuppa - I live 4 miles from Camusnagaul :D It's a lovely cycle all the way round. The A830 is quite a fast road but mostly the wind is behind you by that point. Thread drift! But have you read " Island Years" by Frank Frazer Darling....