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Old 15 May 2016, 05:48   #11
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Hi Maximus .. thanks for commenting .. and im still delighted with the F-Rib.. I can be a hard man to please.

Hi Jambo..thanks for bringing the thread to my attention..I though I had finished this one..but I have been doing that many adventures lately..I lost track..and dont have time to write them all up.. but will keep some for posting later..like Loch Fyne..and Loch Craignish. However I do want to finish ones I start ..so here is the final chapter of Loch Sween..enjoy...

While Saint Cormac found his peace and quiet for meditation and prayer on Eilean Mor ..I find my peace and quiet at the other end of Loch Sween ..among the fairy Isles. These are a series of reefs ..rocks ..and small isles where many boaters find shelter in even some wild conditions.

However.. like any place of prayer .. it is not a place to take a boat on the plane ..it is a place to switch off ..get the oars out ..and either paddle or drift in this dream world.. and go with the flow.

For your troubles ... You will be rewarded with stunning scenery...



But watch out for the sunken rocks that will surely chastise those who think small boating is only about fast speeds and deep V hulls...



Take time to tune into the silence of the surrounding scenery...



Reflect on your chosen journey through life..



And just when you think you have found the answers to life ..a seal will appear ..



A goose will gaggle...



And a swan may turn the still silent lake into a musical bird ballet ...



Then donít forget to look below .. and see the millions of small black starfish..unique to Loch Sween .. and its idyllic dream..



Only then..will you have the biggest grin of all on your face .. as you will surely have contemplated on what life is really about ..


Sadly.. for me... all too soon the fairy spell was broken ...and it was time to go home..



I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gullís way and the whaleís way where the windís like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trickís over.
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Old 15 May 2016, 06:07   #12
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Real good ending my friend. You certainly encapsulated the delights of the Loch in general and especially the Faries our favourite spot👍. The black starfish gives its name to the small bay/inlet just east of Coal Scottnish entrance. Great photos as usual.
I was out yesterday went as far down as Taynish turned went up to Faries and home it was really cold on the loch with the northwestly wind.
Cheers hope to catch up with you when David is up in August.
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>>>sunken rocks that will surely chastise those who think small boating is only about fast speeds and deep V hulls...

Ha ha... we had a nose in there last year and retreated through lack of experience of the area. I said to Mrs F this is a place to first explore with a poly bottom and oars!
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Ha ha... we had a nose in there last year and retreated through lack of experience of the area. I said to Mrs F this is a place to first explore with a poly bottom and oars!
I think anything likely to be expensive is charted, but I find the Yacht Pilots very good for that sort of anxious picking your way in. (Eilean Mor is similar actually as there is a submerged rock, and I always follow the leading lines in to ensure I avoid it).
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I think anything likely to be expensive is charted, but I find the Yacht Pilots very good for that sort of anxious picking your way in. (Eilean Mor is similar actually as there is a submerged rock, and I always follow the leading lines in to ensure I avoid it).

The Rock was blown up by the army some years ago to help make the anchorage and landing easier. Unfortunately they did not succeed to flatten it but did blow a bit of the top partial success. The important thing about the Faries is that you have to watch the tide if your exploring right up to the top. There are many flat submerged rocks within Loch Sween and its approaches not all are charted makes for interesting rib/sibbing 👍😎🛥


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>>> flat submerged rocks within Loch Sween and its approaches not all are charted makes for interesting rib/sibbing

Indeed and the neaest we've ever come to grief in all our time in smallcraft was on "Flat Rock" just NW of Kilmory Bay. It's on the chart but I wasn't relating where we were carefully enough to the chart and nearly flew onto/over it on the plane. Just a 6th sense and a change in the look of the water saved us.
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>>> flat submerged rocks within Loch Sween and its approaches not all are charted makes for interesting rib/sibbing

Indeed and the neaest we've ever come to grief in all our time in smallcraft was on "Flat Rock" just NW of Kilmory Bay. It's on the chart but I wasn't relating where we were carefully enough to the chart and nearly flew onto/over it on the plane. Just a 6th sense and a change in the look of the water saved us.

Indeed that's the one that catches quite a few out!!


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Excellant gurnard great pics lovely spot

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We had a run down and a cupa in the cafe Billy ERR week.first time we went there we stayed at the we barn I see it's been done up now great place a must for anyone to visit with any kind of boat.

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