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Old 02 July 2013, 04:59   #1
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Going to Scotland this weekend

We usually sort out holidays between us, but my wife wanted to book a week in Scotland.

I said try to find somewhere we can take the SIB.

She's booked a cottage in a place called Loch Sween and I have to say it looks great, although it appears to be in the middle of nowhere.

I guess we will have to be careful out on the boat though, as there will be nobody about if we get into any trouble. Although I have no plans to venture out of the Loch into the sea.

Has anybody been to this area at all?
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We usually sort out holidays between us, but my wife wanted to book a week in Scotland.

I said try to find somewhere we can take the SIB.

She's booked a cottage in a place called Loch Sween and I have to say it looks great, although it appears to be in the middle of nowhere.

I guess we will have to be careful out on the boat though, as there will be nobody about if we get into any trouble. Although I have no plans to venture out of the Loch into the sea.

Has anybody been to this area at all?
I rib out of Tayvallich what go you want go know?

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Old 02 July 2013, 05:13   #3
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We usually sort out holidays between us, but my wife wanted to book a week in Scotland.

I said try to find somewhere we can take the SIB.

She's booked a cottage in a place called Loch Sween and I have to say it looks great, although it appears to be in the middle of nowhere.

I guess we will have to be careful out on the boat though, as there will be nobody about if we get into any trouble. Although I have no plans to venture out of the Loch into the sea.

Has anybody been to this area at all?
Sorry on road should have read, want to know.

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I rib out of Tayvallich
now that looks like a good place to go ribbing from, I feel a trip coming on, think I'll just move up there next season
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Jambo is the local expert. I've had some good trips there and am due back soon... We take a 3.9m with a 20HP and in the right weather and with some planning you could do some interesting trips. Whereabouts on the loch will you be based.

https://www.facebook.com/EileanMorMacCormick is worth a visit (if not too exposed for you) and Kilmory Bay is a good beach and around the Faery Isles should find you some seals and if you are lucky an Osprey. Fairy Isles Reserve, Scotland | By Scotland Channel

If you are in Tayvallich then you have the option of launching / recovering in tayvallich itself or popping over the wee hill into Carsaig and launching there into the sound of jura. In calm weather a "circumnavigation" would be feasible in your boat.
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More than welcome. Chris. Yes it's a great place as you have access to the Sound for some long stuff and the shelter of the Loch for bad days or pottering. Good pub and coffee shop so sorted. Recommend.
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Jambo is the local expert. I've had some good trips there and am due back soon... We take a 3.9m with a 20HP and in the right weather and with some planning you could do some interesting trips. Whereabouts on the loch will you be based.

https://www.facebook.com/EileanMorMacCormick is worth a visit (if not too exposed for you) and Kilmory Bay is a good beach and around the Faery Isles should find you some seals and if you are lucky an Osprey. Fairy Isles Reserve, Scotland | By Scotland Channel

If you are in Tayvallich then you have the option of launching / recovering in tayvallich itself or popping over the wee hill into Carsaig and launching there into the sound of jura. In calm weather a "circumnavigation" would be feasible in your boat.
Couldn't put it any better Neil.

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More than welcome. Chris. Yes it's a great place as you have access to the Sound for some long stuff and the shelter of the Loch for bad days or pottering. Good pub and coffee shop so sorted. Recommend.
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It's on the shore of the Loch, as we only have a small 2.85m SIB with a 9.8 hp on it, l think we will stay away from the open sea.
The property has a floating pontoon. I think we will have a great time looking at pictures of the area.
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I am just back from there.Plenty to see and do.Can vouch for pub and coffee shop.Loads of wildlife...otters, beavers, ospreys. No mackerel in Loch Sween yet though.Chandlery at Crinan is not far away if you need boaty stuff.
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