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yvonnejambo
7 minutes ago, theshed said:


A week in Aberdeen 😱

Only to visit friends 😂

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highlandjambo3
15 hours ago, Irufushi said:

Three chimneys pal. Outrageously good, best meal I have ever had. We did a 8 or 10 course meal thing and it was incredible. 

Very expensive now and you need to book in advance 

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highlandjambo3
2 hours ago, yvonnejambo said:

Well I live in Ullapool which is now not just a tourist spot for folk to stay for a few days or week, but part of the NC500 racetrack. I and many others who live here are grateful for being able to go about our work on roads so quiet and not nearly getting wiped out by sports car groups driving all over the road to see how quick they can drive it. 

Ullapool & NW coast needs tourists but there is a lot of concern about lots of people coming back up and not adhering to guidelines. I think 1 of the main issues from up here as rural communities that are 1-3 hours away from a hospital, the infrastructure is so limited. 
There has been no cases confirmed in this part of the World, but that is because we have small communities and set up good systems to keep local people safe. So the worry now is opening cautiously and safely to welcome tourists back and keep 70% of people in these communities in some kind of employment as tourism is so important up here.

What I would say is not all businesses will be open, but there already is enough doing takeaway to keep everyone happy. The North West is stunning so don’t race round it as that is a waste. Stop a few days in 1 part and just enjoy the natural beauty. The locals are normally all very friendly, this year I think some might not be so keen to see tourists, but it’s essential and many including me will be nice to see different faces and have chats. 
 

Oh and for my holidays, I will have a week in Edinburgh and a week in Aberdeen 😆

You were doing fine up until the weeks holiday in Aberdeen......wt actual f is there to do in Aberdeen for a week?

 

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tian447

We had booked a weekend in Skye at the very start of March, and managed to still go - it was self catering, and we didn't actually bump into anyone else when we were there as we done a key pick up and drop off at the property.

 

It was absolutely stunning, and I would love to go back, but I think we'll wait a bit longer as I wouldn't want to travel to some of the smaller communities and potentially bring anything in.

 

Missing our yearly jaunt to Poland though :(

 

Maybe by October/November we might get away somewhere.

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yvonnejambo
47 minutes ago, highlandjambo3 said:

You were doing fine up until the weeks holiday in Aberdeen......wt actual f is there to do in Aberdeen for a week?

 

I went to Uni down there and have lots of mates from those days who still live there. I normally time visits around footy fixtures but without that just spend time with mates

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EH11_2NL
23 hours ago, davemclaren said:

We were on Grand Cayman for a week in 2009 staying up at the Tortuga(?) resort. Great holiday and gorgeous island. 

You wouldn't recognise the place now. Even in the 2 and a half years I've been here, the amount of development is incredible. In 5 years it will look like Miami 😔

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davemclaren
49 minutes ago, EH11_2NL said:

You wouldn't recognise the place now. Even in the 2 and a half years I've been here, the amount of development is incredible. In 5 years it will look like Miami 😔

We were back in Georgetown and seven mile beach for a day off a cruise ship in 2018. It certainly looked more developed from that brief visit. Still gorgeous though. 😎

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Ribble
On 30/06/2020 at 23:42, Ricardo Shillyshally said:

might need to merge this with the "I had to shite  in a field" thread if reports from last weekend are anything  to go by

 

More down a hole than in a field with the place we've booked for the end of july, we're staying in a converted bus with an outside 'compost' loo.

 

Not far from Eilean Donan castle and will do a day touring round Skye and another doing the Applecross trail. 

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Helzibob
10 hours ago, Ainsley Harriott said:

Off to Cornwall end of July but not sure if I will regret the drive with a 5 year old in the back of the car.


We did this journey when I was a wee kid and my folks decided to leave about 1am to miss all the traffic and my sister and I slept the whole way. 

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Helzibob
10 hours ago, Ainsley Harriott said:

Off to Cornwall end of July but not sure if I will regret the drive with a 5 year old in the back of the car.


We did this journey when I was a wee kid and my folks decided to leave about 1am to miss all the traffic and my sister and I slept the whole way. 

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Helzibob
10 hours ago, Ainsley Harriott said:

Off to Cornwall end of July but not sure if I will regret the drive with a 5 year old in the back of the car.


We did this journey when I was a wee kid and my folks decided to leave about 1am to miss all the traffic and my sister and I slept the whole way. 

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Ainsley Harriott
13 minutes ago, Helzibob said:


We did this journey when I was a wee kid and my folks decided to leave about 1am to miss all the traffic and my sister and I slept the whole way. 

I think that could be a good shout. Not sure I can take the are we there yet every 15 minutes all the way. 👍

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RobboM
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9 minutes ago, Ainsley Harriott said:

I think that could be a good shout. Not sure I can take the are we there yet every 15 minutes all the way. 👍


I'm from Penzance originally and used to do this drive every summer as soon as our schools were on holiday. I really liked the overight drive. For us it was a 564 mile drive door to door and I would do it with just a single petrol stop somehere around the halfway point at Birmingham. Doing the drive overnight the roads would get quieter and quieter once you were past Birmingham, the rest of the car was fast asleep and I found it a doddle.

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EH11_2NL
2 hours ago, davemclaren said:

We were back in Georgetown and seven mile beach for a day off a cruise ship in 2018. It certainly looked more developed from that brief visit. Still gorgeous though. 😎

Selfishly, it's better at the moment with the cruise ship ban and no tourists. Beaches are cleaner, there are not hordes of super-morbidly obese Americans clogging up the place (the town just isn't big enough for 3 or more ships in) and less taxis and buses which are driven by imbeciles. And the water is much clearer for diving with eagle rays and the like making a comeback with no ships in to churn up the seabed. 

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davemclaren
1 hour ago, EH11_2NL said:

Selfishly, it's better at the moment with the cruise ship ban and no tourists. Beaches are cleaner, there are not hordes of super-morbidly obese Americans clogging up the place (the town just isn't big enough for 3 or more ships in) and less taxis and buses which are driven by imbeciles. And the water is much clearer for diving with eagle rays and the like making a comeback with no ships in to churn up the seabed. 

It was chaos when we arrived with the other ships. A nightmare getting a taxi to seven mile beach. 

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FinnBarr Saunders
4 hours ago, Helzibob said:


We did this journey when I was a wee kid and my folks decided to leave about 1am to miss all the traffic and my sister and I slept the whole way. 

 

I left at midnight and got to Lizard Point at about 14.30 I think after covering just over 700 miles. I was on a bike (not a push bike I hasten to add) so I'd a few petrol/fag/coffee stops on the way and added on extra miles doing a thing that custom bike mag had going that involved having you picture your bike with certain place signs. Took 2 days to get home though!

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