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[PCF]Falcs

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Reply #25 on: February 11, 2020, 08:52:17 PM
Suprised they are running the ferries with the winds we have at the moment!


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Reply #26 on: February 11, 2020, 09:55:13 PM
They all stopped.
I was halfway to Barra on the ferry (3 hrs into a 6hr trip) last Wednesday and got a message from Calmac saying they'd cancelled my ferry back on Friday, possibly for a week.
Luckily I managed to island hop to Eriskay then through South Uist, Benbecula and up to Lochmaddy on North Uist and get the last ferry off to Uig (North Skye) on the Friday morning.
It was a 5.5hr drive back home from there, but at least I got home.

I was flapping a bit, because the cottage I'd rented on Barra was super cheap and I couldn't get back to it if the ferry didn't sail and the Lochmaddy was charging £180pn for the two of us.
*super cheap* as in I asked the guy how much it was, as I'd forgotten if I'd asked and he said "ehhh,  Just give me a tenner":huh:
A tenner? The place was nicer than my flat.  :cheesy:

I said not to be daft and said I'd give him £40pn, but he hasn't even sent me his bank details so I can pay him yet.

Here's the digs:


And this is from the Lochmaddy-Uig ferry (not too bad, just very windy)



Here's a bonus pic of Glengarry taken out of the car window. (It was total whiteout blizzard conditions a few weeks ago)
« Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 10:08:15 PM by Wooster »


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Reply #27 on: February 12, 2020, 09:18:12 AM
Have to say the scenery in Scotland has to be the one of the best in the world


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Reply #28 on: February 12, 2020, 12:45:08 PM
Stunning pictures, mate. And that room does look cosy. Did it have decent Internet as well?
That's quite an adventure.


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Reply #29 on: February 12, 2020, 05:25:48 PM
Satellite Internet is pretty common up there, so a bit slow, but the 4G is good if you get it.


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Reply #30 on: February 13, 2020, 10:50:23 AM
I assume you're driving around in a 4x4 now. I know I would, just in case.


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Reply #31 on: February 13, 2020, 03:21:05 PM
Nope, Seat Exeo that's currently getting knocked to bits.  :wink:
It normally takes me two years to fuck a car, but this one is missing a few bits after only 8 months.  :cheesy:

Some pics from yesterday:

Laggan Dam


Near Muirshearlich


Loch Arkaig


(I have more, but the problem is that with the sun so low, you can't see anything on the screen of the phone, so it's not so much point & shoot, as point & hope.
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Reply #32 on: February 14, 2020, 10:42:04 AM
More great pics and the Exeo has had some very good reviews, especially this one which was rather distracting because she's such an attractive and charming presenter.


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Reply #33 on: February 14, 2020, 11:46:52 AM
It's the estate version I have and it's not a good car.
The footwell is too narrow, the climate controls are too low (eyes off the road when adjusting), the demister barely works, the boot size (even though it's an estate) is smaller than the boot on my last Honda Accord and as per previous post, the undertrays ripped off in 10" of snow.


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Reply #34 on: February 14, 2020, 02:54:15 PM
Forgot to mention...I've fired up most of the shit (literally) I've taken over the last few weeks into one post?
https://imgur.com/a/K43eLyb

I should get all fancy and use Insta...  :rolleyes:


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Reply #35 on: February 22, 2020, 09:35:47 AM
More pics added to the link above.  :wink:


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Reply #36 on: February 22, 2020, 12:15:06 PM
Some lovely deserted beaches!


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Reply #37 on: February 22, 2020, 08:20:51 PM
..for a reason. The wind was gusting up to 70mph (90mph during the night).  :cheesy:


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Reply #38 on: January 07, 2021, 08:58:29 AM
We are supposed to be headed to Skye (a year later than was paid and booked for, thanks 'Rona you areshole) in April, I'm really looking forward to it, we've always enjoyed our forays into Scotland. I've been trying to improve my photography the last few years, so Skye will be a test and an enjoyable one.
We have a little shephards hut thingy booked which looks cute and quaint, and will be going in my home brew stealth camper Transit (no, really) if we want to wild it for a night or something.
Also 2 nights on Loch Lomond on the way up (as I didn't fancy all that driving in one go).


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Reply #39 on: January 07, 2021, 04:52:13 PM
Don't know about Skye but we're struggling to get accommodation on some of the islands for work at the moment, they've gone into their own version of lockdown and highly suspicious of anyone outside the local community. Hopefully it'll improve later in the year.