Friday, 26 June 2009


Oh my goodness the midges here are crazy!

I could be in the midgiest area yet - a campsite at Inverarnan. They are already starting to line the tent, even though I have 2 mozzy coils burning. I've had a shower and really don't want to spray myself with Deet again (horrible stuff!) so I'm hiding in my tent, feeling rather hot...watching the midges gather despite the mozzy coils. It's not going to be good in the morning! Thankfully I have a mozzy headnet that is a big help when taking the tent down, but it's not pleasant!

The West Highland Way has been very pleasant - but very rough underfoot, so for Patch's sake we are only doing 10 to 14 miles a day. All is still well, and althouh her feet are feeling it a little, Patch is still having fun.

The area is beautiful - it's just a shame about the blooming midges!


Brian Cowling said...

"blooming midges!"

Such admirable restraint!


Alan Sloman said...

Ooh dear - Midges - I hate them! Cashel is coming up - they were evil when I was there in early May! Does Patch have a head net?

baz carter said...

They are a couple of midge hotspots along the WHW and this is one of them :( They keep me out of Scotland for much of the time.

Sophie Easterbrook said...

Yep, they were awful. I bought a head net and covered myself with DEET but still managed to get munched.

I did consider a headnet for Patch! (Just kidding) One headnet would cover pretty much all of her...