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Old 10 July 2018, 11:33   #1
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A Taste of Jura

Many RIB guys say that the Oban area is one of the best cruising areas in the West of Scotland.

I can only add ... its also a great cruising area for SIBs too. It does need good weather for small inflatables though as there are fierce tide races throughout the area. The most notable being the Corryvrechan ..the third largest whirlpool in the world.

I took a leisurely five days touring 200 miles around the area ..in fantastic conditions.

It was a heatwave and generally the sea calm although I did sit one day out on land when I considered things a bit too bouncy for my liking. The main problem I had was my food went rancid in the heatwave.

Bacon and sassages etc were only suitable for feeding the seals ..and although I had a fishing rod.. I caught no mackerel.

Shops are virtually non existent where I went so resupplying was difficult.

Anyhoo..enough words..hopefully the videos will tell the story better.

Here is part one of “A Taste of Jura”



PS It was a real pleasure meeting Last Tango at Dunstaffnage Marina ..and also having a passing wave from Breezeblock. Hope you guys all had a great time at Coll and Tiree too.
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Old 10 July 2018, 11:53   #2
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I thought someone of intelligence would no not to carry meat on hot days
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Old 10 July 2018, 12:16   #3
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I took a leisurely five days touring 200 miles around the area ..in fantastic conditions.
You must have been pottering around when we passed through....

...I'm sorry we missed you!

Your supplies issue has given me food for thought
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Old 10 July 2018, 12:55   #4
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As always a cracking video and pleasure to meet the man in person, looking forward to part two.

We went out to the Garvellachs the Wednesday and the views are stunning but the cleg bites have just healed.
I'll post some inferior quality footage once we get home.
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I thought someone of intelligence would no not to carry meat on hot days
Bloody hell HH ! That's a bit harsh. When was the last time you set on a four day expedition north of the border and KNEW you were going to have a heatwave throughout ? Hindsight / wisdom and all that..........
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No worries for the future though as it sounds as if Willk may be planning to offer an emergency ration delivery service in the Ballyhillin - Mull Of Galloway - Portree triangle!

Cracking video Mr G... last time I saw Scotland with that weather for so many days in a row was over 30yrs ago!
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Great video, thanks for sharing.
Im up there on Thursday for a few days and praying the weather holds up.

Looking forward to part 2!
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Many RIB guys say that the Oban area is one of the best cruising areas in the West of Scotland.

I can only add ... its also a great cruising area for SIBs too. It does need good weather for small inflatables though as there are fierce tide races throughout the area. The most notable being the Corryvrechan ..the third largest whirlpool in the world.

I took a leisurely five days touring 200 miles around the area ..in fantastic conditions.

It was a heatwave and generally the sea calm although I did sit one day out on land when I considered things a bit too bouncy for my liking. The main problem I had was my food went rancid in the heatwave.

Bacon and sassages etc were only suitable for feeding the seals ..and although I had a fishing rod.. I caught no mackerel.

Shops are virtually non existent where I went so resupplying was difficult.

Anyhoo..enough words..hopefully the videos will tell the story better.

Here is part one of “A Taste of Jura”



PS It was a real pleasure meeting Last Tango at Dunstaffnage Marina ..and also having a passing wave from Breezeblock. Hope you guys all had a great time at Coll and Tiree too.
we would have met with you but I couldn't get kids out of bed I knew it was a good omen for flat seas when I spotted you Coll and tiree was an epic trip
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It's ok the old yin knows iam only pulling his leg
Hurry up with part two
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I enjoyed watching that. I have a huge hankering to bring my 4.5 m rib to Scotland but living in East Anglia it is quite a tow. I will do it one day for sure


Looking forward to part 2
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