Saturday, August 20, 2011
Postcard From Skye
Hi Mark and Val,
We're having a lovely time on The Isle of Skye.
On the front of the card you'll see a photo of a "piper", which is a particular pest on Skye and other Highland & Island locations. I don't know if you had many problems with them during your stay on Lewis.
I think the locals have developed a sort of immunity as they do seem particularly attracted to holidaymakers and are found more frequently at tourist destinations.
We've tried lavender oil and smearing ourselves with lard, but it seems creams and sprays make no difference.
I heard the father of one bleary-eyed family complaining in the Tourist Information Centre about lack of sleep caused by them, but he didn't get much sympathy. It seems it's just accepted as a natural hazard of holidaying in Scotland during the Summer months, New Year and late January.
If you find any solutions on Google, please text me ASAP!
Wishing you all the best,
Kim, Maggie, Rogan & Meg x