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Old 24 February 2009, 17:53   #11
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Kylesku is pronounced just as it sounds AFAIK
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Old 24 February 2009, 17:57   #12
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whats the ROFL in that then ? doh ...you've been to the JK sense of humour department havent you ?
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whats the ROFL in that then ? doh ...you've been to the JK sense of humour department havent you ?
All words are pronounced exactly as they sound!
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They also sound exactly as they are pronounced!

..... and I still don't know whether Kylescue is pronounced Kile-scew (two syllables) or Kile-es-queue (three syllables).
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Old 25 February 2009, 12:22   #15
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They also sound exactly as they are pronounced!

..... and I still don't know whether Kylescue is pronounced Kile-scew (two syllables) or Kile-es-queue (three syllables).
No idea if it is right or not but I say KYLE - SCEW
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I pronounce it Kyle-ess-que exactly the way it sounds it you just say the word as it looks
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Polwart is correct, it is two syllables Hooray ! another Rib Net page of unbridled learning
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hey folks,

Supremely qualified here to give you the authoritative view on pronounciation! WOuld you like it in Gaelic?? Caolas Cumhann.

Caolas has come into English as 'Kyle' and means a 'narrows'; Cumhann in this instance means 'narrow' - and as anyone who's been up there will know it is indeed a narrow narrows - and a brilliant drift dive.

In 'English' it's the two syllable version.

Launching around Ullapool is tricky. As Bruce has said the angle of the beach at Ullapool is very shallow. I had to roll the trailer back off the car to launch to avoid dunking my rear axle etc ( and that's on a Land Rover Defender). It's also got two 90' angles from the main road and is just plain awkward.

Other options: About 5 miles nth of Ullapool is Ardmair (aka the caravan park). You can get onto the beach there adjacent to a small concrete jetty. This is run by a community trust and they ask for donations - but it is a bit 'lumpy' - fist/football sized rocks. Perhaps with a rope at high tide, leaving the car on the 'hard'? but even then I wouldn't really fancy it.

Heading north to achiltibuie there is a slip at Old Dornie. As Bruce says it does dry out too, but it's only a short hop from there to the summer isles. There isn't much in Little Loch Broom that I know of. It used to be possible to launch off the beach at one spot, but permission's been difficult in recent years, and it was a very shallow angle.

Even Kylesku dries at low tides. You'll likely need to unhitch the trailer and manhandle it round onto the top of the slip as there is just no angle to reverse round (again it's a LRover - so no turning circle to speak of) but the pub couldn't be any closer!
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I found the wheels of my trailer were just about on the edges and there are some nice sharp metal spikes sticking up from each side in places. Its just too narrow for comfort for me.
I found it easier just to reverse onto the beach on the left of the slip and launch there.
From previous experience it should be possible with the new larger boat, just! I reckon it would probably just about be possible for your boat but you would need a largish 4x4 and possible isn't the same as practicable...........
As I said before there is a good concrete slip at Achiltibiue at the north end of the loch but it dries out at LW.
Kylesku is pronounced just as it sounds AFAIK, nobody has ever corrected me so far and I have spent loads of time up that way...........
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Do you have a Lat Long or OS grid for this slip (Achiltibiue) I was in the area last year and I must have driven right passed it did see the one at Isle Ristol but it looked a bit tight to get down.
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hey folks,

Supremely qualified here to give you the authoritative view on pronounciation! In 'English' it's the two syllable version.
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There isn't much in Little Loch Broom that I know of. It used to be possible to launch off the beach at one spot, but permission's been difficult in recent years, and it was a very shallow angle..
Depends who you speak to.. and when
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