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Old 11 July 2018, 03:25   #11
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Many thanks for the comments guys and Im very happy you enjoy the video.

Part two of "A Taste of Jura" is now uploaded and sees me through the Gulf of Corryvrechan and heading down the exposed west coast of Jura in perfect conditions.

It really is a spectacular and very remote area .. untouched by humans shaping the landscape. There are no roads or telegraph poles. Its still exactly as the last ice age left it.



Part Three will follow soon..so do look back.

Hi HH ..I guess Im still learning ..but as I hate veggies ..will need to find some way to install a fridge in a SIB.

Hi Willk..yup we are still passing ships in the night..but one of these days we will meet again as we tend to hang out in similar places.

Hi Last Tango.. wow..the clegs got me big time too. However it was too hot and dry for midges..I hardly saw any of them despite the lack of wind in the evenings. Look forward to seeing the video of your trip too.

Hi Bern.. I guess HH’s mistake was ..he assumed I had some intelligence ... I do have plenty meat around my belly so I can last a long time in the wilds. Delighted you are following the videos.

Hi Fenlander ..the weather is unbelievable ..its still continuing too.. unfortunately Im grounded until next Tuesday as I have three hospital visits this week. They are still keeping a close check on my liver and making sure Im not drinking too much.

Hi Stevem..the weather is here..but for how long...is anyones guess. Its been great for frazzling the wee midge so I get peace at camp nights.

Hi Breezeblock..Im sure we will meet at some point..we cruise in similar areas. The Gunna Sound is something else.. I need to get out there soon.

Hi Bigplums .. its a long drive but worth it.. problem is..once you do it once ..you miss it real bad...so beware ..it may spoil your own boating area.

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Old 12 July 2018, 03:22   #12
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Part Three of "A Taste of Jura" and I find paradise in the shape of the wee sheltered bay near Ruantallain which is at the mouth of Loch Tarbert on Jura. I wild camped here for three nights during some of the hottest days Scotland has known for many a year



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Old 12 July 2018, 07:45   #13
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Fabulous videos Donny. Simply breathtaking. The weather has been better for longer than I can recall ever. And you are lucky enough to have been in a position to capitalise. I'm getting well jell as my kids would say.
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Old 12 July 2018, 15:34   #14
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Thanks for your kind comment Stevie. I hope you have recovered from the lurgie you had. I got a terrible chest cold not long after the SIB outing ..so can sympathise with you

Part Four is now uploaded and covers my trip over to Colonsay.

I didn't go right round the island as I was concerned I would not have enough fuel to finish my adventure and get back to Oban. I guess I could have got some somewhere but was glad I was not relying on Port Askaig on Islay.. they didn't even have sassages or milk..however they had plenty of the most important stuff .. alchohol



Part Five will follow soon and it covers a trip deep into Loch Tarbert ..a truly stunning place !!

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Fantastic trip, really enjoy your videos
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Absolutely Top Notch as usual my friend!...looking forward to see you soon
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You ticked all the boxes on for me on this trip Donny.We had a lovely run to Collonsay on this years ERR .The west coast of Jura is magnificent and not always comfortable due to prevailing winds.Loch Tarbet is simply out of this world with its raised beaches ,we got within 20mts of a Golden eagle on one visit.can be a bit of a challenge to navigate and a few props have been "dinged" in there .Craighouse is my favourite port of call you could almost be in the Caribbean,we have always had sun when we've called in,uncanny.and finally Jura malt takes you to a very mellow place! Thanks for sharing with this old Sassenach.
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Great video but do we want to share them with the english lol the more we show them off the more will come up and the last thing we want is it looking like the hamble with so many boats!!
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Great video but do we want to share them with the english lol the more we show them off the more will come up and the last thing we want is it looking like the hamble with so many boats!!
too late i've been coming up 50 years
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And I suppose as I was up near Largs in my pram when the old chap was working on Hunterston A then I can claim 61yrs!

Anyway this year is freak... it normally rains most weeks in the summer!!
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