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Old 25 July 2009, 06:04   #11
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no when the beer runs out its the whisky, when that runs out its sea water, only when thats drunk dry I start on the 2 stroke
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Old 25 July 2009, 06:22   #12
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topping up on the pontoon on Rona, 5 star bothy, the harbour
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Old 25 July 2009, 16:26   #13
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high tide on the campsite, relocated, time to get the whisky out, calm
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Old 25 July 2009, 17:43   #14
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That sounds amazing! All you needed was a fishing rod to keep you occupied and for the barbeque!
Was the fishermans hut occupied, or is it just left for visitors?
I would love to do something like that, it must involve a lot of planning though, and as you alluded to, a close eye on conditions, even when ashore and a a little tipsy.
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That sounds amazing! All you needed was a fishing rod to keep you occupied and for the barbeque!
Was the fishermans hut occupied, or is it just left for visitors?
I would love to do something like that, it must involve a lot of planning though, and as you alluded to, a close eye on conditions, even when ashore and a a little tipsy.
The hut was not occupied I think its just a shelter for people working on or around the Island
It does take quite a bit of planning but it is worth it If you can get out on the boat, The north west coast of Scotland has some crazy weather and its a 800mile round trip just to get there, I planned a 7 day trip 2 month ago drove all the way up and didn't get the boat off the trailer, so getting to the Shiants is a fantastic achievement for me, its the third time ive tried. If you would like to join us on a trip like that PM me.
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Nice write up and pictures. The route map is also greatly helps. Sounds like you pack along roughly 1 beer per liter of fuel carried. Sounds like a proper ratio. Actually the rate of fuel consumption sounds close to what I would expect with my set up. Something I would highly recommend when carrying multiple tanks wortht of fuel would be either hypalon fuel bladders or the NATO Military Fuel Canisters (MFCs) from Scepter. These are both safer and more space efficient.

on a side note, I took my GF and her 2 boys (7yrs & 3 yrs old) out for a day trip along a local river yesterday. It was their 2nd time out in my boat, and figured we'd go a bit further than the previous time. I told them to just let me know when they figured we should turn around and head back. We did a round trip of about 40 miles and they both had a great time throughout. They now want to go for a longer trip.
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amazing guys! a real feat! what cant these little rubber boats do with a bit of planning and some reasonable weather.
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awsome place there ,you had fun by the looks of it ,nice one ,quality pics there
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Good man .. you made the Shiants Well done .. looks like a great trip .. BTW take more whisky next time
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