/ Midges (again) - Torridon up to Durness Late August
So how have the tripartite of Midge-Clegg-Tick been so far this year and what are your predictions for last two weeks of August. Heard that midges have been OK, but cleggs and ticks not so great.
Midge head net for Torridon!
Plastic Fly Swat for Clegs, esp if camping, or loitering around tripods!
(Pray for a breeze!)
That's about as accurate prediction as you can give for that sort of question!
no doubt about that!
but do you know how things have been so far this year in this bit of NW highlands?
Like you say; not too bad midge-wise but clegs and ticks worse than usual.
Get some Smidge. See the thread I started the other day about clegs for details of permethrin.
From what I can gather the midgies are out in force now and are around average for Scotland. Pray for wind.
Been keeping an eye on that - looks dreadful today!
Level 3 rest of week in Ullapool.
The NW in August is generally as bad as it gets for midges.
Pack some spare blood, and hope for windy weather...
I'm heading up Torridon/Gairloch/Sutherland way tonight for a wee while, it looks like there's a bit of a breeze on its way...thank goodness!
> Been keeping an eye on that - looks dreadful today!
> Level 3 rest of week in Ullapool.
which will be down to the wind speed mostly I imagine.
Thanks for the heads up Douglas, I hadn't spotted that.
Seems to only be close for heavy goods vehicles now http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/highlandsandislands
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