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Old 31 March 2011, 17:22   #71
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Thanks 'w' that was amazing!! Really enjoyed the whole experience. The ribs will be in the harbour on Easdale island thats the wee thing off the 'mainland' as you say which happens to be 9 as I think you well know) another island Seil.
Stop faffing about man and come join us you know you want to

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Brilliant video Willk. I think I would have to own a fair few shares in Pampers before you would get me near one of those things though.
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If you can guarantee me weather like that i'll see you there...
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If you can guarantee me weather like that i'll see you there...
I note that your musical sibling has performed in the Hall
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Thanks for the youtube link. I am fortunate to both live and work here and spend quite a lot of my day out on the water.
Jambo is correct, Easdale Island is the bit that sticks off the end. Look for the pilot (if that's what you call him) putting on his gloves and Easdale Island is the bit on the end - about 200m from what we term the Mainland. Again Jambo is correct, our mainland is really the Isle of Seil but you reach Seil by crossing the Bridge over the Atlantic, a later shot in video.

To try and quickly sum up and try to avoid confusion.
The whole area at the end of the road is called Easdale. All road signs are Easdale. Technically Easdale is made up of two distincy areas - the island known as Easdale Island and the mainland opposite known as Ellenabeich (sometimes spelt on road maps Ellanbeich)

The harbour for mooring is on Easdale Island - The ferry is very frequent and takes about 3 minutes. You will not find yourself marooned on Easdale Island.
There are ample moorings inside the harbour. For anyone bringing something 'huge' there are a numkber of moorings in Easdale Sound between the mainland and the island.

If the weather is rough I have mentioned that there is always somewhere around here to go 'boating' A flotila of RIBs under the Bridge over the Atlantic may make a good shot

Weather is warming up, seas don't quite seem to have the winter sharpness about them on a daily basis. Spring must be coming
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Is there a petrol station in Oban that's not too arsey about filling petrol cans? Bought four 20l plastic jerries to try and refill after each day.

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Weather is warming up, seas don't quite seem to have the winter sharpness about them on a daily basis. Spring must be coming
Metcheck says it's going to SNOW in Oban on Friday and Saturday!! So much for spring!
We were planning to camp, but I've now booked a chalet at Collogin from the 23rd to the 1st May.

Tony,
One of the things I'd like to do whilst we're up there is go looking for Nessie.
Are there any launch sites at the Fort William end of Loch Ness?

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Do you mean the Fort William end of the Caledonian Canal or Loch Ness itself? There is a slip or sorts at the SW end near Fort Augustus (not used it myself but a mate launched his 5.8 there OK). I use the concrete slip at Dores at the NE end, quarter of the way down the East side.

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Do you mean the Fort William end of the Caledonian Canal or Loch Ness itself? There is a slip or sorts at the SW end near Fort Augustus (not used it myself but a mate launched his 5.8 there OK). I use the concrete slip at Dores at the NE end, quarter of the way down the East side.

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Thanks Richard,
I was going to try to keep out of the canal due to the horific charges and launch straight into Loch Ness.
I was looking at the Fort Augustus option but read that it's a very shallow slip and I may have to get the landcruiser wet!
It'll be a good test for the new rollercoaster trailer though and if do go wading with the car at least it'll be fresh(ish) water!
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