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Old 27 February 2013, 16:06   #1
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With the great weather decided on a run to Bute. Bit choppy in the channel with easterly wind and big tide. Stopped off at Portavidie to refuel, coffee and sticky bun. Flat calm and sunshine all the way through the Kyles. Tied up for the night in Rothesay, and cycled to Kingarth. Excellent hotel - very friendly, warm comfy rooms and really nice meal washed down with a few pints of ale and few wee nightcaps. Video battery ran out before hotel (you'll be glad to know) so no pics of south side of Bute,Loch Fad & Ascog.
Wind picked up the next morning from NE. Nice run back with wind and tide on my tail. And as usual 2-3m ("sporty") waves in mid chanel to surf down in the afternoon.

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Ah thanks Richard for another lovely video of my home area. Lovely to see the 'narrows' in such conditions and Rothesay was looking good. Glad you enjoyed the Kingarth was always good for food and beer. Next time you should come up the west side of the island and moor in Kilchattan bay just of the hotel save you all that leg work.
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Aaaaaaaaaagh!

Stop! This qualifies as Cruel & Unusual Punishment. What have I done to deserve it? Is this still about the 1050?

Honestly, I hated it - the nasty thing, stop torturing me with your Excellent Adventures!
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Aaaaaaaaaagh!

Stop! This qualifies as Cruel & Unusual Punishment. What have I done to deserve it? Is this still about the 1050?

Honestly, I hated it - the nasty thing, stop torturing me with your Excellent Adventures!
See you just have to get a nice wee 750 and you to could go all these nice adventures
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My Smiley selection appears to be missing a "slitty eyed threatening smiley"
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Thanks Billy. Been lucky in the Kyles, last year in Feb. when i went through it the first time,it was flat calm and sunny.
Cycled down to Kilchattan to the pier, and end of road. Lovely old village.
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Once agian you will just have to 'up-grade' your resources
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Thanks Billy. Been lucky in the Kyles, last year in Feb. when i went through it the first time,it was flat calm and sunny.
Cycled down to Kilchattan to the pier, and end of road. Lovely old village.
It has a special place in my heart that bay spent many a childhood day pluttering about the water, plus when i was older we used to dig for cockles for bait for the fishing trip boats. Ah memories.
Listen old Willk seems to be getting really upset about your marvellous adventure, you'll have to take pity on the poor sib owner and take him on a 'day trip' to cheer him up, please before ERR
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There's still two spare seats in the cabin.
Fuel permanently topped up.
Don't need to be asked twice.

And..really, really sorry it got to you Richard......................................hones t!
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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.

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