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Old 06 April 2013, 04:03   #61
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Sounds good to me. Port Ellen, with the pontoons, might be the best if there is a fair number of ribs going.
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Sounds good to me.

Boat in for service next week- then we are good to go!
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OK Team, heads up!

We are now four weeks out and counting. Obviously, our fate is in the hands of the Weather Gods, but other than that, are we getting our sh1t together?

I've had informal talks with (I think) most of the parties concerned and I'm still leaning to departing Cushendall on Friday to arrive Islay on Friday night. Overnighting in either Port Ellen or Port Askaig. I'll check the accommodation situation over the next few days and report back. Both are excellent havens and have fuel, food and drink Next morning we would RV with Tony Hill's mob in Loch Tarbert and address whatever lunchables we have, before continuing to Easdale for the hooley on Saturday night. If the tides permit, a leisurely departure on Sunday morning heading South to take in whatever was happening in the Sound and RTB Cushendall that night. The chances of good digs and an excellent dinner in that fine village are very high...
Hi W you could also put Craighouse as an option pontoons/moorings hotel fuel distillery. B

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Hi W you could also put Craighouse as an option pontoons/moorings hotel fuel distillery. B

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Every time i head northward, my steering pulls to the left, and i end up tied to Craighouse Pier.
They even put a table outside the hotel to rest my pint.
If i stop there much more i will be awarded citizenship.

Good thinking Billy - well worth considering. Hotel might work out a deal maybe.
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Every time i head northward, my steering pulls to the left, and i end up tied to Craighouse Pier.
They even put a table outside the hotel to rest my pint.
If i stop there much more i will be awarded citizenship.

Good thinking Billy - well worth considering. Hotel might work out a deal maybe.
Ah Richard the pull is great it must be the local brew that does it. I just thought it worth considering along with the other two. I think you could be right re the hotel. Could always ask W's pal Nicol to strike a deal or if I see him first could ask.
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Craighouse might be the best bet- pontoon and moorings. Port Askaig could be a tight fit if there are a number of ribs. Also there is provision in front of the Jura Hotel for camping.
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Craighouse might be the best bet- pontoon and moorings. Port Askaig could be a tight fit if there are a number of ribs. Also there is provision in front of the Jura Hotel for camping.

It would get my vote Richard for the same reasons plus good food and drink!! It also has a variety of rooms 17 in fact but there are singles, doubles, triples and family and I think they might do a deal for such a group booking.
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Guys, could one of you update me on fuel availability for this jaunt? Where can we top up?

Fingers crossed on weather as really looking forward to this
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Fuel at Port Ellen and Craighouse

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We collected fuel from the following places last year on various jaunts
Port Ellen (Islay) - contact the Port Ellen Hotel
Craighouse - Jura - contact the Jura Hotel

Both are helpful but suggest phoning a few days beforehand

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We collected fuel from the following places last year on various jaunts
Port Ellen (Islay) - contact the Port Ellen Hotel
Craighouse - Jura - contact the Jura Hotel

Both are helpful but suggest phoning a few days beforehand

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Also available from Port Askaig hotel.

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