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Old 13 April 2018, 10:25   #1
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The Great Arisaig Adventure

Hi guys.. not only did I start my boating season early this year .. I have also started my nomadic life style early too.

Yup.. its official.. my liver is functioning normally again and to celebrate Iím back on the beef burgers marinated with lashing of the best ďgravyĒ that money can buy



I stayed at Cave Caledonia .. (rumours say you can check out but you can never leave it.. and Im finding its true)



From there I watched amazing cloud dragons floating across a golden sky



I then took my 2.75m F ĖRib and explored almost every inch of the coast from Ardnamurchan to Loch Nevis. Weather varied from bitter cold east winds ..wet rain .. blue sky and warm sun. The winds went from flat calm to breaking waves around Force 4. I covered around 120 miles there and back as shown on the map. The 6HP outboard used around 20 litres ..so it was a very economical adventure



This 3 minute intro video covers 2 hours of that adventure




Although the sunset has no boat in it .. I hope even the hardest boater will feel a little seasick if you return and watch the forthcoming videos.

I will post them here as I get the footage assembled ..so do look back for updates to see some of Scotlandís finest SIBíing area .. The Arisaig Area

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Old 13 April 2018, 12:03   #2
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That is one lovely trip Mate
"Quite" ....like the area too!!
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Old 13 April 2018, 12:35   #3
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Old 13 April 2018, 14:38   #4
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That sunset looks amazing on the big screen.
Hurry up with the editing Donny
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Stunning, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get back up there.
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Old 14 April 2018, 02:19   #9
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Thanks everyone for looking in and commenting ..its very much appreciated.

I would love to meet you again for a Guinness or three Maximus ..like our last meeting at Arisaig

69cmw HH Spartacus and Stevem..thanks for the kind comments ..im delighted you enjoy watching the videos

Hi Pr1tch ..good to see you too. I know you are heading to Arisaig in the summer..so you will find its even better in real life than on the big screen.

Hi Poly .. Im self funded for the next four years..then I get a state pension at age 66. However I agree the taxpayer paid a hefty bill for my NHS treatment last year ..so I do owe you a Guinness or three too



When Im on my adventures ..time means nothing. Im happy chugging along in the slow lane ..so took my time going to Loch Ailort and arrived in the afternoon. I generally beach launch from several of the large laybys as I can park overnight and still be close to my boat left on the beach.

For info only .. there are two slips in the area. The public slip at the start of Loch Ailort. Its has a drop off so only good for three quarters of the tide.



And the slip the local fishermen use at Glenuig. Dont hold them back as its in steady use .. but you can use the slip.. just give a donation to the box in the shop for the privilege



This map illustrates my route of Day one. It was only 15 miles return but a lovely introduction to the area.



A word of warning .. Loch Ailort is a shallow sea loch. At low tide..it can be around four foot of water in the main basin. There are rocks and reefs aplenty ..so drive carefully to keep your prop in one piece.

Here is the video of Day One ..hope you enjoy watching it ..I enjoyed making it.



Day two will follow when its made
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Nice one Donnie - glad to hear your liver is idling smoother and reaching WOT at only 1L/hr

Crack on with the editing.
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