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by Elizabeth_S
8 Jan 2016, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sleeping in the Netherlands
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Sleeping in the Netherlands

I stayed in the hostel in the Hague with my son using my SYHA card and there were plenty of younger people around, but the hostels don't have kitchens, you do get breakfast you can get a packed lunch, and they serve dinners but ours were not very good so we ate out, which was cheap and good. But it ...
by Elizabeth_S
28 Dec 2015, 2:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lochs and Glens North
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Lochs and Glens North

There's only one section of the A9 dualling active:
http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/pro ... g-dalraddy so I think that you would not be affected, but check the transport scotland website.
by Elizabeth_S
23 Dec 2015, 1:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lochs and Glens North
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Lochs and Glens North

Midges, you are usually okay before June, but the weather has been mild this winter so far so this may not be true; good warm weather = midge. Any sheltered spot is bad for midges and the best defense is a stiff breeze. I use Smidge, but others have favourites.
by Elizabeth_S
11 Dec 2015, 3:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A9 Scotland
Replies: 23
Views: 1460

Re: A9 Scotland

My other half has, he drives it every day, so have others including my sons who are trying to get to university for exams (TOH wanted to get petrol at Balhaldie but he wouldn't go in because it was so busy, and moving, he'd never get out again, and as you know there is no petrol station between Balh...
by Elizabeth_S
6 Dec 2015, 11:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A9 Scotland
Replies: 23
Views: 1460

Re: A9 Scotland

I've heard since that the A90 Dundee to Perth was bad on Friday also and on to the M90, and that the Friarton bridge was at a standstill as were roads through Perth. So not just Perth southwards, and also the Broxden roundabout is a bottle neck in ordinary circumstances. We'll have to see how it set...
by Elizabeth_S
5 Dec 2015, 4:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A9 Scotland
Replies: 23
Views: 1460

A9 Scotland

Just a warning, since the Forth road bridge has closed, the amount of traffic on the A9 has double, possibly trebled, and it is absolutely hideously bad even in a car; lots of lorries. Perth was at a stand still yesterday (someone told me) and I can't get out of the town I live in (bypassed by the A...
by Elizabeth_S
20 Nov 2015, 2:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Silicon for my Tent
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Silicon for my Tent

http://www.nikwax.co.uk/en-gb/products/ ... abricid=-1
I think you mean this stuff, a shop that sells hill walking gear should stock it.
by Elizabeth_S
7 Nov 2015, 11:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dog Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: Dog Trailer

Just remember that Orkney is very windy even in summer, and that is on a 'normal' day, so you will have to take care in cross winds. We were there in July and it was dry and I won't say warm, but it was windy all the time. Plus the main island is mostly cattle farming with wire and post or electric ...
by Elizabeth_S
27 Oct 2015, 12:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good fix for a little tiny hole in 'waterproof' fabric?
Replies: 25
Views: 2681

Re: Good fix for a little tiny hole in 'waterproof' fabric?

I bought a Paramo jacket years ago to be used by my teenage son and handed down to me when he grew out of it. First time out, he got a small rip in the sleeve. I used the tape you iron on for hems and stuck it back together (I figured sewing would make more holes and I could bond overlapped fabric m...
by Elizabeth_S
16 Oct 2015, 10:53am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: The Ticking Lyme Bomb
Replies: 48
Views: 5475

Re: The Ticking Lyme Bomb

At least we don't have TBE here, and how many people get injections for that before they travel in Europe (and camp).
by Elizabeth_S
8 Oct 2015, 12:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A little justice
Replies: 23
Views: 1228

Re: A little justice

If I remember correctly it is wide enough for 2 normal-sized cars to pass, but can be a bit eeky with anything bigger.
by Elizabeth_S
8 Oct 2015, 10:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A little justice
Replies: 23
Views: 1228

A little justice

From the Stirling News, made me smile at the Sheriff's comments!
http://www.stirlingnews.co.uk/news/1381 ... _cyclists/
by Elizabeth_S
25 Sep 2015, 1:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wet Wipes
Replies: 34
Views: 2984

Re: Wet Wipes

I don't know what is not advised in Norway, parabens and SLS I guess, look on Ethical Superstore, they have a few makes. (My babies are now 6ft 2 and 6ft 6, and one of them is dating a Norwegian girl, so I'm learning Norwegian with him, very slowly.)
by Elizabeth_S
25 Sep 2015, 12:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wet Wipes
Replies: 34
Views: 2984

Re: Wet Wipes

You can get paper-base wipes which are eco-friendly, or as eco-friendly as they can be.
by Elizabeth_S
25 Sep 2015, 12:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bloody labrador
Replies: 94
Views: 4808

Re: Bloody labrador

Labradors have been mentioned in articles about poor breeding At the risk of going off topic this statement applies to just about every breed that ever becomes popular. Yes but Labradors were highlighted as being of particular concern in a TV documentary I saw. If I remember correctly the problem w...