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Old 27 February 2013, 16:55   #11
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Originally Posted by davej View Post
Last week on Tuesday (19th Feb)I also took a run through the Kyles, around Bute and spent the night in Tarbert. Tuesday was an excellent day and the sea gleaming. Wednesday was spent crossing the Clyde via Loch Ranza and the night moored up in Kip marina,it was a overcast cold day. However the crossing of the Clyde and up to Kip was certainly lively with a f4/5.

On Wednesday we saw a sea Otter off the pontoon in Loch Ranza and on Tuesday a common dolphin near Bute.

Fantastic area with almost no other boats around.

Its a lovely run - usually stop off a Loch Ranza (handy pontoon) and head up to the hotel for some refreshment.
Have not been on the mainline side of the Clyde. Will have to take a run over - always wanted to get up to Holy Loch and Rhu and around.

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Old 27 February 2013, 17:01   #12
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Another great video there PH, and great soundtrack with all that wonderful Celtic sceenery, itchin to get there now.

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Old 27 February 2013, 18:10   #13
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Love the vid. Bute is a special place. We go over every year. My gran owned a few houses on the island over the years and when we were young we'd spend the summer over there. Scattered my mums ashes at Ettrick Bay last year. When out diving the Clyde wrecks we occasionally pop round to Rothesay for a bite to eat. You've put me in the mood for a wee trip over.
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Old 27 February 2013, 18:18   #14
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Twas a trip from Rhu through the Kyles and up to Portavadie in Dad's Nord Star last year which persuaded me to get a boat. Hoping to take CC up to the Clyde this summer.

Lovely low winter light in your vid PH.
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Old 01 March 2013, 11:00   #15
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Nice video PnH.
Wish mine were as good.

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Old 01 March 2013, 13:22   #16
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Great video, the colours are totally different to the summer. I'm very jealous as it will be the 2nd week in April before I'm over on But, my usual cruising ground as my wife comes from Bute and the Forth has nothing on the Clyde so well worth the journey. Hopefully the weather will warm as I have the 'sans roof' type of rib so it is freezing below 10 degrees! Preparations are underway with the trailer servicing almost complete, discovered why my brakes kept sticking on last year....delaminated and furry cables. Must be the extra salty water at inverkip slipway!

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