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Old 22 March 2011, 13:05   #11
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Its a nice day out, we do it every september now from Tarbert and coming back at night from the Millport fireworks.
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Old 22 March 2011, 13:21   #12
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the food was fine at the Kames Hotel last time I was in but fairly standard "pub fair" - I would prefer the Colantrive (sp) Inn if you want a nice lunch.

Is there a pontoon for these places or do you beach the rib?
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Wanted to do this trip myself. post dates when you think you will be there. Might be able to meet up.
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Is there a pontoon for these places or do you beach the rib?

Theres a quay at Tighnabruach, but the waverly uses the front of it in the summer so you need to keep clear, but you can tie up or raft round the sides. (see pic) Watchout for a couple of nasty jetties beside it with exposed steel work IIRC .. Think Kames has a jetty too, of sorts, but last time I just sent my man up to the hotel to collect some excellent fish suppers .. we just held off, as its a bit stoney there too.
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Old 22 March 2011, 14:43   #15
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There are two Visitors moorings at T/B and there are another two plus a pontoon at the Lochan Hotel just south of T/B. At Kames there are two private jetties and 15 visitors moorings.
Hope this helps.
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Old 22 March 2011, 14:45   #16
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Is there a pontoon for these places or do you beach the rib?

Many thanks for the info guys

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Siochair - Colintraive Hotel (http://www.colintraivehotel.com/) has its own moorings, and I think people tie up dinghies at the ferry slip (out the way of the ferry). I've only ever been by land - but always meant to go by sea. Give them a ring - they seem to be very boaty friendly
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Or just nip round the corner to Portavadie Marina and take one of the many berths on a pontoon free if you dine/stay. Unleaded pump on fuel berth is a plus

They are just completing a new Lodge with its own bar and restaurant . In addition to existing bar/restaurant. You can get a bus or taxi back to T/B if you want to dine there.

Or just pay for pontoon and stay and eat in TB, thats the easy thing to do without all the faff of moorings or unsuitable jetties.
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Thanks Polwart
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looks good polwart-i'm going to give that hotel a bell and see if there is a way to get ashore and leave the boat on mooring for a night/2 short of towing a dinghy for 40 miles :-(

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