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I did Slight Side and Scafell from Eskdale this morning. I expect to ge walking like John Wayne for the next day or 3.   

on the north of islay by ardnave which is basically 2 houses and a farm. took the dogs for a walk and spotted what looked like a dead sheep on its back all four legs pointed skywards with 2 lambs stoo

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I used to love roadtrip holidays in the states, the scale and beauty at the National parks and the Pacific coastline is staggering, then you try your luck with a random motel, stumble across funny little hick towns, roadside diners, getting sozzled on bourbon. 

Fell in love with California and almost ended up working out there a few years back but looking at what has happened there since, it kind of feels like it worked out for the best. 

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6 minutes ago, Dr Gloom said:

I used to love roadtrip holidays in the states, the scale and beauty at the National parks and the Pacific coastline is staggering, then you try your luck with a random motel, stumble across funny little hick towns, roadside diners, getting sozzled on bourbon. 

Fell in love with California and almost ended up working out there a few years back but looking at what has happened there since, it kind of feels like it worked out for the best. 

Aye, you’re a lucky man not to have left this British utopia.

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1 hour ago, Dr Gloom said:

I mean the fact that they are making us look good right now says a lot :lol: 

 

It's true like  I have zero desire to go back to the US again now. Went there a few times in my 20s, east coast only, and enjoyed it, although never liked it as much as here or Europe tbh. 

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1 hour ago, Dr Gloom said:

i'd love to go to banf - it looks unreal 

Banff is nice and the scenery round there is incredible. We did a three week holiday in 2007. Vancouver-Vancouver Island-Rockies-Vancouver, plus some places in between. Fantastic trip. 

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8 hours ago, Dr Gloom said:

I used to love roadtrip holidays in the states, the scale and beauty at the National parks and the Pacific coastline is staggering, then you try your luck with a random motel, stumble across funny little hick towns, roadside diners, getting sozzled on bourbon. 

Fell in love with California and almost ended up working out there a few years back but looking at what has happened there since, it kind of feels like it worked out for the best. 


I had a great 6 months there driving around the South East and then up in the North East. Did just about every city in Florida, from Key West up to the pan handle, and then into Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. Visited the likes of Graceland and the Jack Daniels distillery but spent time in lots of non-tourist bits too.
 

Then flew back up North and did most of Connecticut, spent some time in NYC and Boston. Spent my final day in Newark waiting for a plane which was an absolute shit hole.

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I'm on my annual trip to a lodge in the lakes with my brother and family, which I've been doing for years. I love it here, might well retire here. It's a bit different this year though. Normally it's complete solitude, the land is private and we have access to the lake exclusively. But it is crammed this year, cars parked everywhere including illegally and blocking access. Went down to the lake this morning and had to get a bin bag to clear litter. A large group of "youths" with some adults descended, I didn't challenge them even though its private land. Anyway, I've now seen they've broken some 5 aside goalposts for no reason at all, the cunts.

 

Even staycation's are going to be shit, aren't they? I know I'm becoming Victor Meldrew but tbh he always had a point. 

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I've said it already on here but people rhapsodising about how lovely it'll be to rediscover Britain this year don't realise (a) just how many tourists we export and (b) just how many cunts there are among them.

 

That said, I still quite fancy doing some UK exploring this year, but definitely not before the schools go back. (Child-free privilege, I know.) Hopefully the September weather will still be okay.

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19 hours ago, Renton said:

I'm on my annual trip to a lodge in the lakes with my brother and family, which I've been doing for years. I love it here, might well retire here. It's a bit different this year though. Normally it's complete solitude, the land is private and we have access to the lake exclusively. But it is crammed this year, cars parked everywhere including illegally and blocking access. Went down to the lake this morning and had to get a bin bag to clear litter. A large group of "youths" with some adults descended, I didn't challenge them even though its private land. Anyway, I've now seen they've broken some 5 aside goalposts for no reason at all, the cunts.

 

Even staycation's are going to be shit, aren't they? I know I'm becoming Victor Meldrew but tbh he always had a point. 

We stayed in Eskdale which was reasonably quiet but it is quite isolated. But the people who owned the place said they have a boat on Windermere and they said there’s barely a tree next to the lake that isn’t littered with human faeces and bog roll. 

Wasdale was fucking mental though. People everywhere parking and camping where they like. 

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On 7/18/2020 at 08:31, Gemmill said:

It's meant to be a mint place. College town, big music scene, lots of bars etc.

 

None of which is any use at the minute mind. And Texas is also covid central right now. 

Work with Houston office, one of the directors' over there (they're all Directors of something) uncle had a kidney problem and had to go to hospital, couldn't get in as was full and no beds, and was sent to one "a long way" away.

The US is so screwed

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just back from a three week staycation tour of the country, taking in somerset, mid wales, northumberland and the peak district. managed to largely avoid the crowds. unlike a holiday to the med, we did something active with the children every day, which was good, instead of the usual lazing by a pool, which meant i didn't read a many novels as i might have on a typical summer holiday. i didn't drink any less though. liver needs a well-deserved holiday. 

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Before all this I thought a staycation (which is a word I’m not a fan of, not least because we don’t use the word ‘vacation’ but anyway) was when you had some time off so did the things a tourist would do where you live, ie local museums, attractions whatever. Whereas the correct phrase for holidaying in the UK is holidaying in the UK. Is it just because a load of fuckwits who didn’t realise you could do that (not you, Gloom) instead of going to Magaluf have now discovered it’s possible? Or is it ‘instagram influencer’ speak? My reaction to it is something akin to HMHM and ‘guys’ 

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