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Old 27 March 2007, 17:15   #1
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Ballachulish - The Return

Lovely day out, if somewhat tiring - especially shifting Tony's big RHIBs about before departure...

Anyway, if I've done this right, you should get:
1) Setting off down Loch Linhe - Ballachulish Bay is just above the GPS antenna;
2) Fladda light, at the north of the Sound of Luing;
3) Scarba - beyond this place are dragons
4) Running with the (lazy) Grey Dogs (ebb tide, not too bouncy) - the current 'dog-legs' through the gap behind the light mast;
5) Surface contrasts in Corryvreckan. The smooth parts are upwellings; imagine driving on a road in an earth tremor, weird sensation;
6) Jura north coast;
7) I'm told that the bay just left of centre is a good viewpoint - take your seats early!
8) The GPS showing the bay and the underwater stack;
9) Riding into the sunset in Lamlash Bay...
10) ...at 30 knots
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Old 27 March 2007, 17:19   #2
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The other 5...

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Happy Ribbing in 2007 to everyone
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Old 27 March 2007, 17:31   #3
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That last pic above, where the sea blends into the sky on the horizon is awesome - i love the glassy stuff - drinking from cans becomes possible!

great pics im jellous.
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Very nice, some cracking shots thereta Grocer
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Nice.
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you could hardly have got a nicer day for it... really must get over to the west cost some time
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Great pics. When the weathers good its fantastic. -Though we spent 1½ days storm bound in Tobermory last year


Do you ever bump into Alec, he runs Lochaber watersports in Ballachulish?
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just booked aweek in a cottage staying near puffin divers, (oban) really hope the weather is as nice as that.... u lucky lucky b@*@ard

must say cottage that we have booked is 400yds from excellent slip and very reasonable prices!

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Nice timing to drag this up again...

...'cos we're off to Ballachulish in the morning to pick up the new boat

Should be out and about Tuesday/Wednesday getting some hours on the engines, so if anyone up there sees us give a shout. Or if you want to come out to play, we'll be anywhere between Tobermory & Fort William. Probably.

Trundle back to Arran on Thursday, same route as before (mostly), but calling in at Sanda for lunch, Mrs. G. says I never take her anywhere...
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Well good luck and take it easy for the trip home.. will be thinking about you.. and look forward to seeing the new rig
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