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Haggis Hunt 2018 - June 8 / 9 / 10

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Reply #30 on: May 16, 2018, 11:31:56 PM

I feel a bit fluey. Might still make it :D


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Reply #31 on: May 17, 2018, 08:18:14 AM

I feel a bit fluey. Might still make it :D

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Reply #32 on: May 17, 2018, 02:48:42 PM
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Reply #33 on: May 24, 2018, 09:07:39 PM
My buggy is a 1600.
I've done a few bits to it to make a bit quicker than "standard". And I'm yet to be beaten in a traffic light Grand Prix with the local boy racers.

But ....
will I be able to keep up with a haggis if I see one ?


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Reply #34 on: May 24, 2018, 10:12:55 PM
I reckon so! The sun fattens em up nice and well over the summer.
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Reply #35 on: May 26, 2018, 09:15:43 PM
And do they bite when cornered ??



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Reply #36 on: May 26, 2018, 09:45:13 PM


I still feel a bit fluey  ;-)(-; ;D


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Reply #37 on: May 27, 2018, 08:38:42 AM
And do they bite when cornered ??

I'm sure you'll be fine...  ;D
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Reply #38 on: June 01, 2018, 06:11:45 PM
A week to go....

Still plenty of space if anyone wants to join us on the hunt for Haggis  8)


Add your names to list folks  ;-)up
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Reply #39 on: June 04, 2018, 11:04:49 PM
Some local info for those making the trip to the Haggis Hunt.


Directions to the site

I need to pick up supplies on route (travelling from the south):

Come off the M74 at Junction 18 (sign posted Lockerbie / Dumfries).  At end of road turn right, follow road to roundabout and take 3rd exit into Lockerbie.  Follow the road about 1/2 a mile and there is a petrol station on the left.  Continue further down this road to the traffic lights (police station on the right - behave yourselves...  ;D ).  Turn right and follow road into Tesco's carpark (open till 10 PM).  When you leave Tesco go straight through the traffic lights and take the 2nd road on right (sign posted Beattock, Annan, Motorway).  At end of road turn right- keep following this road for about 7 miles.  Johnstonebridge is on the left.



Brought some supplies with me / will get them later after I pitch my tent:

Come off the M74 at Junction 16 (sign posted Johnstonebridge / Services).  At roundabout take first exit.  At top of the hill turn left.  Johnstonebridge is on the right.


Navigating the 3 streets of Johnstonebridge

Turn into Johnstonebridge (large sandstone block with village name and a gold phone box) - follow the road round to the left, take the first left.  Folllow the road through the top half of the village.  The community centre is on the right, just after the school.  Find a space in the carpark and we are camped behind the building  :D


Petrol

As above there is a petrol station in Lockerbie (about 7 miles away from the site).  There is the petrol at the motorway service station, but it costs a fortune.  The cruise out on Saturday goes through Moffat and we can stop for fuel then, but there is about 10 miles from leaving the site to Moffat


Food / Beer

There are supermarkets in Lockerbie and Moffat.  If you don't want to cook your own:

McDonalds at the service station (1 mile)
Lockerbie Truck Stop (3 miles) - does sit in / takeaway meals.  It is a truck stop so food isn't fancy, but it is better than service station food  :)
Take-aways - Lockerbie (7 miles)
Various Pubs - Lockerbie or Moffat (7 / 10 miles)

or - catch a haggis in the local hills  ;D ;D



Arrival time

I won't be on-site until 14:30ish on the Friday (Brodie at school so we are picking him up at lunchtime then heading down).  If you arrive before me and there is no one at the centre you can contact my dad.  Walk 200 yards back into the village (past the school and the big white house on the left).  My dads house is the next house on the left - number 8.  I'll ask him to put his number up on the centre door with his number - save you the walk


Hope this hasn't put you off - see you on Friday.  if anyone needs any more info, just let me know.

Paul

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Reply #40 on: June 06, 2018, 10:15:18 PM
Definitely got to go to work :-\ Nearesrevenr to me, but if a bummer but hey ho, Have a great weekend. Well done for sorting  ;-)up

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Reply #41 on: June 08, 2018, 07:26:27 PM

Have a great time, weather forecast is fab.
Iíll wave across the Solway from work.

Paul


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Reply #42 on: June 10, 2018, 06:45:24 PM
Absolute cracking weekend and top venue. We had free run of the village new community centre, showers, kitchen, hall etc courtesy of Paul's dad being one of the custodians of the centre.
Brilliant company and fantastic cruise with water fall style rain and thunder and lightening for added effect.
All makes for a wonderful story I may just tell someday...... 8)
Thanks to Paul lousie Brodie and George for hosting Bother memorable trip..
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Reply #43 on: June 10, 2018, 09:07:39 PM
agree with Chan, thanks to all involved, motorway sign warning of yellow rain means take note as the phone weather showed cloudy with sun, nothing about the mother of all thunderstorms that flooded roads and buggies and got us some funny looks from the local sheltering in the Co Op when we rolled in or floated in. the haggis hunt ended as a salmon hunt



















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Reply #44 on: June 10, 2018, 09:18:18 PM
When's the next one?  :)  ;)