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Offline deanoreynolds

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Re: The planning for NC500
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2017, 10:46:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
Sorry but that is the wrong way to start. Needing to "see" or "do" specific things or to "be" at particular places will cause stress and make the ride less enjoyable. As I said earlier just go with the flow. What you see you see and what you miss gives you a reason to go back some other time.
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Re: The planning for NC500
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2017, 11:40:33 AM »
Did the complete loop in May'16 with a mate, so this year our wives wanted to do the trip but by car  :084: as May is too early (weather-wise for my wife  :190:) and now with hindsight, we did not do from John O Groats down the east side back to Inverness (not very scenic in our opinion) but went from Skye (Uig to Tarbert) Harris and then Lewis (Stornaway to Ullapool) would like to do that route again on the Tiger.

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Re: The planning for NC500
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2017, 12:41:47 AM »
Is there a 'best' time to go?

Any months to avoid or even to aim for?

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Re: The planning for NC500
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2017, 07:45:20 AM »
 
I would avoid school hols and the extra traffic that goes with them  + probably easier to find digs.

Also, if you are flexible with dates .... then when you see a good weather window - just go !

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Re: The planning for NC500
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2017, 08:54:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by deanoreynolds [+]
Is there a 'best' time to go?

Any months to avoid or even to aim for?

I went mid May last year and this, no midges and virtually no rain..................it is Scotland after all.

If go on a whim, accommodation you would be chancy!!!!

I planned our trips December for the following May and a good many B&B's were fully booked.
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Re: The planning for NC500
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2017, 11:15:24 AM »
Tent, hostels, bothies and an app like late rooms. Adds to the adventure 👍

Appreciate some people have to have an itinerary and or an agenda for varying reasons lik health and mobility. Luckily I'm good with winging it 👍
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Re: The planning for NC500
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2017, 12:56:27 PM »
I did it 2 weeks ago, Clockwise. And yes its easy to follow.

The campsite at Durness (Sango sands) was really busy, Applecross had plenty of space left and actually go a table in the Applecross Inn easy enough as well.

I've got some photos and the routes we went HERE

Midges in Applecross and Ullapool were pretty bad. Durness was fine because of a sea wind.

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Re: The planning for NC500
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2017, 03:10:42 PM »
Visor cleaner/Wipes or you might not see anything if you happen upon swarms of those goddamn flying beasties.
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Re: The planning for NC500
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2017, 09:24:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by The Guru [+]
I did it 2 weeks ago, Clockwise. And yes its easy to follow.

The campsite at Durness (Sango sands) was really busy, Applecross had plenty of space left and actually go a table in the Applecross Inn easy enough as well.

I've got some photos and the routes we went HERE

Midges in Applecross and Ullapool were pretty bad. Durness was fine because of a sea wind.

Nice blog Andy. Thanks for sharing
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Re: The planning for NC500
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2017, 01:00:24 PM »
Thanks.  :002:

I'm not good at writing stuff. But I wanted to keep a kind of diary for myself.

 


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