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Re: Highland meet-up

#21  Postby Scarlett » Sep 10, 2012 11:40 am

Anyone worried about the distance and cost, Inverness does have an airport (such as it is) and there are EasyJet flights go in there.
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Re: Highland meet-up

#22  Postby Scarlett » Sep 10, 2012 11:44 am

Regina wrote:
Pulsar wrote:
Paula wrote:Germany's not that far from Scotland Regi :coffee:

Regina wrote:Yes, relatively speaking. On the other hand, Germany isn't far from Scotland, either.

And I'm right in between. So come to me :)

I know. I spend quite some time in your general neighbourhood on a regular basis :grin: The last time was in July.


Ironclad wrote:Wow, that is a long way away.. from Tipperary. I actually have the 1st half of that week off, hmmm :ask:

What's Jesse doing in the highlands?


Animavore wrote:Let me think about this.


Go on, y'all know you want to :grin:
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Re: Highland meet-up

#23  Postby Animavore » Sep 10, 2012 11:45 am

Ryanair goes to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Which is closer?
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Re: Highland meet-up

#24  Postby Scarlett » Sep 10, 2012 11:49 am

Animavore wrote:Ryanair goes to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Which is closer?


Glasgow's slightly closer, my mother has flown direct to Inverness from Dublin though, might be expensive.
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Re: Highland meet-up

#25  Postby Mike_L » Sep 10, 2012 11:50 am

Is it going to be a catered event?

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Re: Highland meet-up

#26  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 10, 2012 11:55 am

Paula wrote:
Animavore wrote:Ryanair goes to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Which is closer?


Glasgow's slightly closer, my mother has flown direct to Inverness from Dublin though, might be expensive.


There is a direct train from Glasgow Fort Augustus.
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Re: Highland meet-up

#27  Postby Animavore » Sep 10, 2012 11:56 am

Paula wrote:
Animavore wrote:Ryanair goes to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Which is closer?


Glasgow's slightly closer, my mother has flown direct to Inverness from Dublin though, might be expensive.


:o Holy fuck it's expensive! Almost 300 blips!

I can go to Glasgow for just 32 squids with Ryanair.
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Re: Highland meet-up

#28  Postby Scarlett » Sep 10, 2012 12:00 pm

Animavore wrote:
Paula wrote:
Animavore wrote:Ryanair goes to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Which is closer?


Glasgow's slightly closer, my mother has flown direct to Inverness from Dublin though, might be expensive.


:o Holy fuck it's expensive! Almost 300 blips!

I can go to Glasgow for just 32 squids with Ryanair.


Fuck! How would you travel up from Glasgow?

Have you priced flying in to Aberdeen? If you got the train from Aberdeen I could meet you on that train and we could get pissed on the way :drunk:
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Re: Highland meet-up

#29  Postby Red Celt » Sep 10, 2012 12:47 pm

Mike_L wrote:Is it going to be a catered event?

:grin:


Stereotype, much? :naughty:
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Re: Highland meet-up

#30  Postby The_Metatron » Sep 10, 2012 12:52 pm

Animavore wrote:
Paula wrote:
Animavore wrote:Ryanair goes to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Which is closer?

Glasgow's slightly closer, my mother has flown direct to Inverness from Dublin though, might be expensive.


:o Holy fuck it's expensive! Almost 300 blips!

I can go to Glasgow for just 32 squids with Ryanair.

Here's the train information from Glasgow airport to Fort William: Glasgow Airport to Fort William on 29/10/12 at thetrainline.com 36 GBP.

Then here's the bus from Fort William to Fort Augustus: Winter timetable. Buses on 29 October and 30 October return..

Or, if you were to rent a car at the airport, it's a nice drive up to Fort Augustus through Glen Coe and Fort William. Clen Coe is so picturesque, you really shouldn't gawk while driving. People driving off the road is common on that road. There is significant terrain off which you do not want to drive a car.
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Re: Highland meet-up

#31  Postby Animavore » Sep 10, 2012 1:04 pm

I'll have to get the train if I go. I don't drive.
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Re: Highland meet-up

#32  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 10, 2012 1:07 pm

The_Metatron wrote:
Animavore wrote:
Paula wrote:
Animavore wrote:Ryanair goes to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Which is closer?

Glasgow's slightly closer, my mother has flown direct to Inverness from Dublin though, might be expensive.


:o Holy fuck it's expensive! Almost 300 blips!

I can go to Glasgow for just 32 squids with Ryanair.

Here's the train information from Glasgow airport to Fort William: Glasgow Airport to Fort William on 29/10/12 at thetrainline.com 36 GBP.

Then here's the bus from Fort William to Fort Augustus: Winter timetable. Buses on 29 October and 30 October return..

Or, if you were to rent a car at the airport, it's a nice drive up to Fort Augustus through Glen Coe and Fort William. Clen Coe is so picturesque, you really shouldn't gawk while driving. People driving off the road is common on that road. There is significant terrain off which you do not want to drive a car.


Could get caught in snow at that time of year in Glen Coe. Then it is a very bleak place.
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Re: Highland meet-up

#33  Postby Red Celt » Sep 10, 2012 1:12 pm

Animavore wrote:I'll have to get the train if I go. I don't drive.


Being in Scotland without a car isn't a very good option... unless you have the patience and raw determination to rely on public transport. Which is a huge annoyance to anyone who likes the idea of a tourist route based on the location of distilleries.

On Islay, I had to restrict myself to just one visit... to the Bruichladdich distillery.

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Re: Highland meet-up

#34  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 10, 2012 1:18 pm

Why does it say full strength?

I mean 70% proof is the strongest you will get.
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#35  Postby Red Celt » Sep 10, 2012 1:25 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:Why does it say full strength?

I mean 70% proof is the strongest you will get.


Ah, I don't know. I just did a quick Image Google.

What's "Cask Strength"? Someone I knew once got some... the implication being that it needed to be watered down before drinking (whether you usually drank it neat, or not).

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Re: Highland meet-up

#36  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 10, 2012 1:29 pm

Red Celt wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:Why does it say full strength?

I mean 70% proof is the strongest you will get.


Ah, I don't know. I just did a quick Image Google.

What's "Cask Strength"? Someone I knew once got some... the implication being that it needed to be watered down before drinking (whether you usually drank it neat, or not).

:shrug:


When after the third distillation it is a 100% spirit so it it has to be watered down.

I have tasted pure spirit after the second distillation. You had to be near a bed to do it and I am not joking :lol:
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Re: Highland meet-up

#37  Postby Pulsar » Sep 10, 2012 7:44 pm

Regina wrote:I know. I spend quite some time in your general neighbourhood on a regular basis :grin: The last time was in July.

Let's meet next time you're in the area. :)
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#38  Postby Regina » Sep 10, 2012 7:51 pm

I haven't been in Ghent for ages. I'm mostly hanging around in Brugge and Zeeuws Vlaanderen.
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#39  Postby Pulsar » Sep 10, 2012 8:28 pm

Regina wrote:I haven't been in Ghent for ages. I'm mostly hanging around in Brugge and Zeeuws Vlaanderen.

No problem, I can come to Brugge. It's only 25 mins from Gent by train.
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Re: Highland meet-up

#40  Postby Regina » Sep 10, 2012 8:46 pm

A Belgium meet-up might be an idea anyway... :think:
It doesn't always have to be the UK. Let them come over :grin: .
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