Wednesday, 29 June 2011
This morning it's sunny and warm at 19℃ here in Eagleton and there is only a very slight breeze. In most places that would be regarded as pretty idyllic. A news item last night on the Scottish News said that because of the severe winter we've just had the midges will be three times as bad as usual this year. Why? Apparently the midges had been relatively unscathed by the weather whilst their predators have suffered. So when I ventured out of the house for a few minutes this morning I was surrounded by the little buggers. Today may be an indoor day unless I decide I have to go out fully clothed and in my midge suit.
A camper on a Loch Lomond camp site asked if he could be moved to a stand without midges. "Try England" was the response.
Welcome to Scotland.