Taking a look at the most recent weather forecast, it certainly is unlikely to be the blue skies and flat calm seas with winds 3mph as was forecast earlier in the week. My favourite weather forecast Theyr has not updated so from the rest my personal prediction is the low is tracking further south than initially predicted and we are likely to have wind speeds to Force5 or 6 and out of the south west.
We accept this is not ideal particularly for a circumnavigation of Jura however we claim the area has plenty of sheltered waters and perhaps now is the time to prove it.
Whatever the weather Easdale is ready for you all. With neap tides there will be plenty of water in the harbour. The Seafari pontoon is clear, there is wall space and of course many of the inside moorings are free. The Easdale Island ferry will be skippered by a member of Seafari. Ted will have our dinghy to assist with transport to and fro.
On arrival at Easdale you are welcome to check in at the Seafari Ticket Office w You can pick up a list of those we know will be attending The list includes phone numbers however your main contact point is the Seafari Ticket Office.
Out on the water may we remind everyone that you are responsible for your own safety. Everyone should wear appropriate clothing including a lifejacket.
We advise RIBs of similar size group together and keep to minimum group sizes of 3.
The aim of Loch Tarbert, Jura remains but we have the alternative plan ready. Craighouse (Jura) may still be viable calling in at KD/Barnhill. Those wishing to view the inner sanctums of Loch Tarbert by foot call in at East Loch Tarbert and the walk is about 1 mile. From Craighouse take a line perhaps via Skerivuile to Crinan, then up the east side of Luing and out through Cuan and back to Easdale.
If the weather is really poor we can dive through Cuan and keep to the sheltered areas inside all the islands.
May we remind everyone of the request to use the south entrance and avoid the area between Easdale and Innish Island.
If you are joining us for food on Saturday please remember to book with Keren at the Puffer (01852 300022 or email@example.com
) soonest. Both the Puffer Bar and The Oyster Bar are open throughout.
It just remains for us to wish you a safe journey to Easdale where a warm welcome awaits