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Old 06 March 2013, 11:05   #1
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Took the last days of decent weather (gales forecast for the next week), and took a run to loch Goil. Weather was low cloud and misty and calm.
Stopped of at Largs Marine for refuel and usual soup/sandwich and pint of course.
Nice friendly hotel with a super from my room window of Loch Goil, and my boat lying on the visitors moorings.
Biked around the Argyll Forest Park and Carrick Castle.
A lot of naval activity in Long Lough - first time i viewed a submarine less than quarter of a mile away.
Beautiful place.

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Old 06 March 2013, 11:56   #2
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ooh love it, - thats what a Redbay is for, and so many memories there for me! Loch Goil where I started boating really 40 odd years ago. The office camping trip saw three of us, a Sunbeam rapier (nice red/white motor all chrome and fins) and a tiny pram dinghy venture off to Goil several times a year. Fishing for haddies and codling, wild camping on the green to the left of Carrick Castle with the glasgow contingent skinny dipping for Clabbie Dhus (?) a really big mussel we used to bbq. Great days. I see that monstrosity is still sitting on top of m'castle though. It used to be open to the sky-what a stunning place to camp! Been back a few time since and got snowed in for 5 days staying at the lodges at Carrick one March!
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Richard another lovely video, makes me jealous!! Loch Goil is nice as is the Forest, next time you should carry on up Loch Long to Arrochar lovely 'long' loch narrow and interesting you see the RN arms dump at Glen Douglas. Listen you passed by me at Girvan you should have pop in always a welcome. the weather yesterday was beautiful. Never mind as long as it keeps some sun and 'flat' for ERR
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And there's me waisting all that money on silly plotters and radar
Somehow I don't think so - well done - another great trip
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As usual another quality video. I really enjoyed watching that thanks P.
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Richard another lovely video, makes me jealous!! Loch Goil is nice as is the Forest, next time you should carry on up Loch Long to Arrochar lovely 'long' loch narrow and interesting you see the RN arms dump at Glen Douglas. Listen you passed by me at Girvan you should have pop in always a welcome. the weather yesterday was beautiful. Never mind as long as it keeps some sun and 'flat' for ERR
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Here's hopeing for good weather ERR.
Have driven through Girvan dozens of times on way up to Dalrymple, fishing the river Doon, staying with the lovely June in the Kirkton Inn.
Would have liked to stop off at Girvan on Tuesday on way back, but forecast was for heavy weather to come in that evening.
Next time (which i hope is soon) will give you a shout
I hear 500K to be spent on pontoons/dredging etc. at Girvan and work to start soon.
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Again - nice cruising. I'm almost glad the Red Squirrels didn't get you...

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Here's hopeing for good weather ERR.
Have driven through Girvan dozens of times on way up to Dalrymple, fishing the river Doon, staying with the lovely June in the Kirkton Inn.
Would have liked to stop off at Girvan on Tuesday on way back, but forecast was for heavy weather to come in that evening.
Next time (which i hope is soon) will give you a shout
I hear 500K to be spent on pontoons/dredging etc. at Girvan and work to start soon.
Yes Richard they have taken the old ones out. New piles being driven in this week and hopefully new pontoons in by end of month will give us 35 new berths. Yes give me a shout either by car or rib. Cheers. B

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My only experience of boating in Scotland was at Largs — a couple of days on safety boats at the 2005 Topper Nationals. I remember seeing the helm of the big Humber "Cumbrae Explorer" (twin Johnson 200's, if I remember rightly) effortlessly slide into a space no more than half a metre longer than the boat itself and thinking I wouldn't have minded having his job for a day or two.

Your videos are making me think it would be nice to go back and see some more of that area. They're also making me want to get through the next few weeks before our 2013 calendar starts all the more quickly and get back out there again!
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Again - nice cruising. I'm almost glad the Red Squirrels didn't get you...

Aye but these fellows are guid scots yins .. a calmer breed and not invasive .. unlike their 'target practice' grey cousins

I travel the A832 past Dundonnell many's a time and it has a red squirrel crossing too .. and for lang and weary I wondered why until last year when their seemed an abundance of the fellows

Any ways... nice vid Portnahaven I enjoyed that, thank you
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