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Old 20 November 2011, 19:04   #31
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May I assume you live on Uist then?


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Nope, having a late summer hols.
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Old 20 November 2011, 19:12   #32
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Griminish will shorten your travel distance significantly but you would need to be sure of your return weather because the entrance is between the rocks. This is a very calm day and you can still see the breaking water to the right over the submerged rocks. A 4ft swell might make it, erm... interesting, and a bigger swell would be fun. There is also a powerful tide in and out through there. You could easily end up coming home with a swell and a falling (outgoing) tide which would likely make the waves steeper. The pic is taken a short while before low tide.

A sun was setting while I was there, you might like the pic.
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Old 21 November 2011, 17:11   #33
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A Huge THANKYOU jwalker, Those photo's are superb ,just what I needed, I think the slip is more than useable for us to launch from , although it may take a few attemps to back our rig down.

The photo of the bay shows me that there are a lot more rocks/ reefs than I originaly thought. I think a day or so beforehand charting the area myself and setting waypoints into the GPS's may be advisable as I cannot find a Chart that covers this portion of Uist in enough detail.
That should ensure a safer return.
But we will try and find another another exit route , just incase the weather prevents us returning there.

The planning continues .....

Once again , hope you had a good holiday.
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A Huge THANKYOU jwalker, Those photo's are superb ,just what I needed, I think the slip is more than useable for us to launch from , although it may take a few attemps to back our rig down.

The photo of the bay shows me that there are a lot more rocks/ reefs than I originaly thought. I think a day or so beforehand charting the area myself and setting waypoints into the GPS's may be advisable as I cannot find a Chart that covers this portion of Uist in enough detail.
That should ensure a safer return.
But we will try and find another another exit route , just incase the weather prevents us returning there.

The planning continues .....

Once again , hope you had a good holiday.
Did anyone ever hear if this Guy made the trip???
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Hi

The trip didn't happen , Shortly after my last post I had a serious problem with my health which resulted in having to sell the Rib.

GUTTED !!
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Very sorry to hear that..I hope you get there in the end!
Going to make some serious plans next year
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I also have Kilda on my bucket list -so would certainly express an interest in such a trip . Feb 2012
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Well done that man!

I had heard that you had made it - only fair you staked the claim yourself though. Worth mentioning you were solo RIB, solo crew too!

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Nice Job!.....Where there's a way eh!
We're making plans for next year,if you fancy another visit then!
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