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Old 29 July 2013, 08:33   #81
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Pic 3 Ardlamont Point
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Old 19 September 2013, 12:38   #82
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I didn't make the original Portavadie trip, but have planned to do on weekend of 27/28th Sept. Got pals coming along etc, but called the marina today and the hotel is fully booked.

So - my question is - anyone know of somewhere ok to stay around that area, where i can leave RIB safely on the water overnight. We are leaving from Largs on the Friday lunchtime, returning Sunday afternoon. Would rather not overnight in Largs, but could as worst case...

Any ideas?
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Kames Hotel moorings only no pontoon but good food and beer.

Tarbert Loch Fyne various hotels and proper marina facilities.
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Lochranza on Arran has hotel and pontoon or moorings.
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Just back from Largs-Portavadie trip. Was fantastic. From Largs up Kyles to Tighnabruaich, Kames, then stopped off for the Dolphin show off Ardlamont point. The Dophins were great, couldn't believe it - made our day.

Then up to Tarbert and finally into Portavadie. Thanks go to Matt for sorting out our mooring. Stayed overnight in one of the Studio rooms at the Hotel - very nice. Hit the bar a bit too hard though - wasn't one of our earliest mornings ever

Woke up to mirror flat seas, blue skies with some haze. Great trip to Arran and Loch Ranza per previous Rib-netter recommendation went for lunch at the Loch Ranza Hotel. Sat in the sun enjoying a burger, its not a bad life

Then back up round the Kyles and back to Largs to recover. Got to be a plan to do this as a group at some point, some great spots.
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Glad you got there this time. Been working so couldn't join you this time.
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Just back from Largs-Portavadie trip. Was fantastic. From Largs up Kyles to Tighnabruaich, Kames, then stopped off for the Dolphin show off Ardlamont point. The Dophins were great, couldn't believe it - made our day.

Then up to Tarbert and finally into Portavadie. Thanks go to Matt for sorting out our mooring. Stayed overnight in one of the Studio rooms at the Hotel - very nice. Hit the bar a bit too hard though - wasn't one of our earliest mornings ever

Woke up to mirror flat seas, blue skies with some haze. Great trip to Arran and Loch Ranza per previous Rib-netter recommendation went for lunch at the Loch Ranza Hotel. Sat in the sun enjoying a burger, its not a bad life

Then back up round the Kyles and back to Largs to recover. Got to be a plan to do this as a group at some point, some great spots.
Glad you enjoyed it - I pass on your thank s to Matt too, hes one of the Good ones out there.

Yes - RIB cruise to there should be rescheduled - next year might be safer?


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Lump1066,

Glad you had a good time! Wish I could have been out with you guys! Been doing PB training in ballachulish though, glad everything went to plan and let me know anytime if I can assist you guys or anyone else in anyway!
Take it the marina looked after you well in my absence? Glad you had a good time anyway and amazing weather for it! All the best Matt
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Video of our return from Portavadie. Followed up on advice from Donald463 and Matt and SPR about where to go and what to look for. Was great weekend - thanks for the advice gents

Largs Portavadie - Sept 13 - YouTube

Dolphins were the highlight, funny thing was waiting for ages to try and spot them, gave up, started to drive away and they appeared playing in our wake. So we stopped and watched the show - nice
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