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Old 27 July 2009, 17:37   #21
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Well feck mee .. the weather was good on Saturday so I took the guys/kids round to poolewe for the day .. now I need to get across to Ullapool but its blowing a good un at the moment from the south, and I dont fancy the ride home .. so sit tight peeps lets see what the week brings
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Well feck mee .. the weather was good on Saturday so I took the guys/kids round to poolewe for the day .. now I need to get across to Ullapool but its blowing a good un at the moment from the south, and I dont fancy the ride home .. so sit tight peeps lets see what the week brings
Looking fine now


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Old 29 July 2009, 11:47   #23
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Yeah .... yikes We never felt it as gusty as that, it was about 30 miles from us, but we got the ar$e end of it ..
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Only just got out of the bay today .. strong sutherlies meant we only went to Gruinard .. and that was for some well earned shelter . The little Valiant was riding high on the surf and crashing into the waves ahead with the wind, and she behaved exceptionally .. nice ride out, but a fight to get home. Still, with a flat bow, she takes a light 'stuff' exceptionally well and we never got a full dose of spray over us due to the fact that the manufacturers have fitted some 'j' section fendering into the tubes, and all the spray deflects forwards and made for some spectacular fans of sea in front of us ..

Experience tells me that sort of driving here is as much as you want to go since , once you get clear of land, the sea coming from the minch predominates from the north west, and you have to deal with that, and then wherever the wind is coming from so you end up with a constantly confused chop .. and then there is the tide to consider, which has a large variant here, so flows can be quite strong .. all good fun for ribbing .. I just hope the wind drops so we can explore further .. cant even get to the summer Isles yet

Still .. chin up
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600 mile 10 ish hour tow each way

Slips at Ardmair Point were fine with a 4x4 no mud just large pebbles and we recovered next to the jetty at high tide in pic three, the camp site rented us a mooring for the week so it was very stress free
And a few midges on Friday morning, not to the wife's liking

Petrol from Ullapool 3 miles away and no problems with filling 3 x 20 litre cans each time
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A few more pics
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Final few, dolphins were great
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600 mile 10 ish hour tow each way
I now know it was definetly you I passed you on the A9 heading north Just after the Dunblane roundabout. It was the combi trailer that made me suspicious it was you..... Nice rig.

Glad you had a great week..... Midges are inevitable!
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Got back yesterday phew ! 2 weeks and 3 days worth, and only 3 flat days, and one of them had microclimates like you have never seen .. I've said on this forum before about how quick the weather changes up these parts, but this was a good un. Sitting off Priest Island enjoying a show put on by the dolphins for us in our shirt sleeves, in the flat calm and brilliant sun. We were watching a weather system, rolling over our return destination, knowing we had to enter it to get home .. was blowing a 5 - 6 at least as we got in to it, with rain, so hard on the console visibility was next to nil as I tried to make progress back into the bay, engine had to be over trimmed down as the gusts were lifting the bow as we neared the beach the wind speed lowered dramatically, and we got home no probs, and ofcourse we were tooled up for such an event gear wise , but to go from such flat idylic sun to that, was a real eye opener in the space of 1.5 miles

Anyway spent the weeks visting Ullapool, Dundonnell, Aultbea, Inverewe, and Lochinver, when we could make better distance. Below are some pics I thought you might like of a mountain called Suilven, its quite a hill and from where I see it from my house, you can only see its tip from a whole range of mountains, but when on the way to Lochinver or Stoer it takes on a completely different appearance, and is spectacular

Pic 4 is what I see of suilven from the house
Pic 1 is as you enter Lochinver
Pic 2 is when youre in the harbour

Dolphins were spectacular as always, how they play with you quite hapily just makes my day .. caught up with a minky as well .. strangely I smelled him before I found him whale breath ... yuk !

Sorry I missed you bedajim .. perhaps another time soon

And pic 3 is my beach launching rig .. I havent restored this tractor yet, its an original 1961 Fordson super major.
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