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  1. Thread: Rucksacs

    by Bananaboat
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    If you’re just planning to walk a few (5-6?)...

    If you’re just planning to walk a few (5-6?) miles over easy ground then something cheap will probably do you. If you’re going further I would recommend getting something from a proper outdoor shop...
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    Great story, exciting photos; it’s good to read...

    Great story, exciting photos; it’s good to read about a more “relaxed” trip on the Spey. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Quality punning!

    Quality punning!
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    Kääpa River, Estonia.

    Mrs Bananaboat is from Estonia so the school holidays are usually spent there. The kids go to stay with their dad and we have a holiday. Being concerned about my needs Mrs Bananaboat usually tries to...
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    I read somewhere on the BBC news website that...

    I read somewhere on the BBC news website that there are plans to run a ferry from Rosyth to Groningen in the Netherlands. Cars and passengers were mentioned. Could be a good option for getting to...
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    Hi Big Al, I’ve been using Tapatalk for my bloggs...

    Hi Big Al, I’ve been using Tapatalk for my bloggs for the last couple of years. I’m reasonably happy with it. I don’t have a computer, but just use my iPad. My only problem is that I don’t know how...
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    On a positive note, I was crossing from Tarbet to...

    On a positive note, I was crossing from Tarbet to Inversnaid in May. A female jet skier was making long runs up and down the loch but always slowed down in such a way as to ensure we had no problem...
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
  9. I’m glad you had a good trip. Sounds like you...

    I’m glad you had a good trip. Sounds like you made the best of some dodgy weather!

    Mike
  10. What an excellent write up of a really...

    What an excellent write up of a really interesting trip. My wife is Estonian and I have been looking at some multi day trip options over there. This looks ideal, with a great sense of wilderness,...
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    RAB down sleeping bag cleaning

    I just got back my sleeping bag from RAB. They do a cleaning service for their own brand bags. My bag is over 25 years old, been used for hundreds of nights and never cleaned before. (I do use a...
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    Thanks for another great story. It brought back...

    Thanks for another great story. It brought back memories of my own trip across the Moor in similar dry conditions. I remember running aground in water that should have been 10 metres deep; in fact it...
  13. Thanks. It’s a good route with plenty of variety....

    Thanks. It’s a good route with plenty of variety. The water level had been low a couple of days before but a day of rain had got the river up to a manageable level.
  14. I sat and watched the tide come in and considered...

    I sat and watched the tide come in and considered having a quick paddle once there was some reasonable depth, but I was too distracted by the cafe over the road selling bacon rolls and coffee...!
  15. Any town where you can buy tea and cake at 5.30pm...

    Any town where you can buy tea and cake at 5.30pm is a fleshpot as far as I’m concerned!
  16. Thanks, I was pleased with that one!

    Thanks, I was pleased with that one!
  17. Arrochar to Stirling Bridge; where Vikings fear to tread.

    A couple of months ago a senior member of the canoe club (JK, as he is generally known) asked me if I was interested in doing a cross-Scotland trip he had been looking at. We are both old enough to...
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    I enjoyed your blogg, having been in that area...

    I enjoyed your blogg, having been in that area recently. We put in at Stronachnachlachar but at the end of a seriously hard day. We just went straight over the fence! If the canoes you saw on Loch...
  19. I’ll be interested to know how you get on with...

    I’ll be interested to know how you get on with Loch Fannich. I’ve looked at paddling there but it’s the portage of doom unless you can persuade the estate to let you use the track. My recollection...
  20. We are doing a cross-Scotland trip, Arrochar to...

    We are doing a cross-Scotland trip, Arrochar to Stirling Bridge. Lots of lochs to trolley between!
  21. As someone who is about to set out on a...

    As someone who is about to set out on a multi-portage trip this was useful revision! Thanks.
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    Hi and welcome. Loch of Skene is paddleable....

    Hi and welcome. Loch of Skene is paddleable. Access is from the road to the east. I really like Loch Kinord, near Dinnet on the A93. Access is by a good track on the NE corner of the loch. A trolley...
  23. What a great trip! Just the other day I was...

    What a great trip! Just the other day I was looking at doing something up there, so my appetite is whetted. You must have spent as long traveling from Ditch-ville as did on the river! Well done,...
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    Thanks again for all the nice comments. I’m...

    Thanks again for all the nice comments. I’m particularly pleased with some of the arty photos.
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    Midgies tend to be worse further west, so river...

    Midgies tend to be worse further west, so river trips such as Spey, Tay or Tweed could​ be less midgy. Otherwise I agree with Mal.
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