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Old 05 September 2014, 02:41   #41
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I'm loving this. 350 mile trip tomorrow for a week based on Loch Sunart followed by a week on Loch Lomond.

And the fish are biting
is your new best buddie joining you
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Old 05 September 2014, 03:36   #42
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I'm loving this. 350 mile trip tomorrow for a week based on Loch Sunart followed by a week on Loch Lomond.



And the fish are biting

The way the wx is looking your in for a good week on Sunart. I'm just about to head off to Tayvallich. It's a bit dreach here in South Ayrshire at the moment but it's to clear by afternoon. Have a good fortnight.


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Old 05 September 2014, 07:37   #43
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Hi again Kaman.. yup I remember talking about the small Isles to you.
I did do part of the small isles trip in June.
I pitched a tent on one of the campsites at Arisaig (so I could park up the car and trailer without having to worry about it) Then set off in my SIB to explore the depths of remote Loch Nevis.. camped over night .. then next day went out to sea and circumnavigated Eigg and Muck before returning the following day to the campsite at Arisaig. That was my best journey this year even though the weather was not so kind.

Deep in the wilderness of Loch Nevis..but perfectly safe



Rounding the western edge of Eigg with Muck in the distance.



Here is a thought for you with regards to camping overnight with your SIB.
When I checked into the site at Arisaig..I told the owner that my plans were to park up there and use it as a base to explore the islands and not to worry, as I planned to camp else where for two nights. He was fine with that.
When I returned and told him I was back, he laughed and said I was very close to a major search and rescue by both lifeboat and helicopter. He explained that another camper saw me leave in the afternoon and not return. They phoned the police who in turn started to organise the search. Then just before the coastguard put things into operation .. someone from the police decided to contact him asking for some details about my car etc. It was then he mentioned my plans and that I was camping in Loch Nevis. Fortunately .. the search never too place .. and I was doing what I always do.
I often camp away from my car and sometimes just abandon it near the launch points. Should I inform the coastguard direct any time I plan to camp away ? What do you do when you camp away ?
Just curious. Im heading for Ullapool and Inverpolly area tomorrow for a week and donít want false searches going on cos someone saw me disappear into the horizon
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Hi Gurnard i never really thought about it to be honest but you do raise a very good point.
I do a bit of vermin control at night with rifle and lamp.
I always phone the police and inform them about my planned nocturnal assaults on the local fox population - mainly to save the armed response unit being summonsed.
I suppose a quick call when parking up and going an overnight Sib / camp does merit a quick call to the authorities to save a full scale search.
Looking forward to a weeks sibbing and fishing at the Isle of Whithorn next week.
It's a hard life!
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I often camp away from my car and sometimes just abandon it near the launch points. Should I inform the coastguard direct any time I plan to camp away ? What do you do when you camp away ?
I think you are exactly the sort of person the CG want to get calls from. Anyone who might be doing things a bit "odd" in the eyes of the casual observer is probably worth contacting them - general feedback seems to be the CG are supportive and helpful, and aren't going to try to stop you.
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There is a nice guide in the latest issue of Motorboat Owner. The mag is available as a free download from Motorboat Owner

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Loch Lomond next week but Loch Sunart and Ardnamurchan Peninsula looking like the Cote D'Azure this afternoon...spectacular!

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Stunning opportunity to watch an otter and a heron eat their tea at Resipole

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