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Old 25 August 2009, 15:15   #1
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Trip to Tyree and Skerryvore lighthouse

We are planning on making a trip from Oban to Tyree and exploring Skerryvore lighthouse within the next month or so. Do any ribbers fancy joining us?

Also intersted to hear from anybody who is planning other trips around the Scottish and North East coast.

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Old 25 August 2009, 17:38   #2
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All I can say is...........
Good Luck getting to Skerryvore at this late date in the year!
You might make it just going on the first weather window but on a preplanned weekend the odds are stacked against you.
We are out locally up and down the west coast all the time but it is usually last minute, saturday saying let go out sunday, after looking at the weather.
We are still hoping to a round Arran trip, Return to small isles trip and Ballycastle trip this year but will wait and see how the sea looks over the next month or so.
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We are still hoping to a round Arran trip,
Writ large over Ailsa Craig are the words "Abandon all hope ye who enter here".

If the current weather systems are to continue, we'd be better off selling the boats and building bridges...

Then again, at least we're not in the Solent
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Then again, at least we're not in the Solent
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Old 28 August 2009, 02:49   #5
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Trip around small isles and Ballycastle

Hi Bruce,

Very interested in trip to small isles and Ballycastle. When are you planning for?

Do you know if you can actually land on Skerryvore? When we went to Bellrock, we swam in the last 50m.

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When we went to Bellrock, we swam in the last 50m.
Hi,

Where did you launch from to go to bell rock?

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This might interest you. Bell Rock lighthouse. Notice the height of the algae on the North Sea wave side.
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Ermmmmmmm yes!

I'd pick my day. I usually launch on the West Coast or Port Edgar though, so am still interested in where you launched to get there? I understand it's 12 miles out?

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It's about 12 miles out from Fifeness so a fair treck from Port Edgar. You could launch from North Berwick if on the south side and have a nice day trip. Bass Rock, Isle of May, Bell Rock, St Andrews etc.
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or if you want to launch North side, Elie - www.eesc.org.uk PM when your planning i will arrange use of clubhouse and you might get some company from other powerboaters in club. (Although none of us have been adventourus to go that far.....)

Its very isolated place bell rock...the closest place would be of course Arbroath, if there is a slip. This was the port they used to build it.

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