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Old 29 October 2014, 14:44   #31
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How about basing the trip at Dunstaffnage and heading up Loch Etive?
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Old 29 October 2014, 14:53   #32
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How about basing the trip at Dunstaffnage and heading up Loch Etive?

Not being a sibber but have to agree with John has everything and near Oban for the 'nightlife'


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Old 29 October 2014, 15:19   #33
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How about basing the trip at Dunstaffnage and heading up Loch Etive?
Its definitely on the possibilities list. That does mean crossing the falls which might be a little intimidating for any inexperienced folk / very small sibs - although they could launch at Taynuilt... ...and with good planning and "help" around it is not too bad.

I had another idea... Caledonian Canal end-to-end... logistically a few extra challenges with it starting and finishing different places, but its potentially more of a journey in a wee boat than a big one.
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Ever thought about launching out of Mallaig?

Here's a trip I was planning on the RIB this year, if its decent weather there is no reason it can't be done on a SIB.

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Old 29 October 2014, 16:20   #35
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Its definitely on the possibilities list. That does mean crossing the falls which might be a little intimidating for any inexperienced folk / very small sibs - although they could launch at Taynuilt... ...and with good planning and "help" around it is not too bad.
Should be OK at slack water though if you get it right
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Ever thought about launching out of Mallaig?

Here's a trip I was planning on the RIB this year, if its decent weather there is no reason it can't be done on a SIB.

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Now you are talking A1an..
Loch Nevis and Loch Hourn are my two all time favourite sea lochs on the west coast.. and I will do them again in a heartbeat.

The only problem for SIBS is ... the weather would have to be very good... any wind at the fast tidal narrows of Kylesknoydart on Loch Nevis and at Caolasmor on Loch Hourn ..and smaller SIBS will be struggling in the confused waters.
I was once trapped in Loch Hourn for two days because an unexpected wind got up. I was in a 2.7m slat floor SIB with a 2.5hp engine. It didnít bother me because I had all the time in the world and was wild camping anyway.
Because it will be a pre arranged date so canít rely on good weather.. the remoteness of these two sea lochs and the exposed sea access..Im not so sure it would be a good idea ?
But I will certainly go if others are going..and will do it again in a decent weather window next year anyhoo.. if you are planning it.. at that time too.. perhaps we can tie in for a joint adventure ?

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I'm game for whatever gets the majority vote.
Is everyone on this thread aware of the other one over in the outings section to register interest?

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I meant to take the weekend off this year and do that tour with the missus but with one thing and another it never happened.

I took a blast round to Inverie for a pint at the end of this summer, I really haven't been ANYWHERE as beautifull.

It might be a little adventurous for a SIB run right enough.

I've spotted you a couple of times up these parts but I've either been up on the hillside looking at you through the binos or been driving the opposite direction.

If you DO headed out from Mallaig then drop me a PM.
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I took a blast round to Inverie for a pint at the end of this summer, I really haven't been ANYWHERE as beautifull.



If you DO headed out from Mallaig then drop me a PM.
Hey you might have seen me clambering up the hills behind you too..I did a few of the Corbets there last year


I will drop you a PM next time alothough it will be in the spring

But Yup..Inverie is Paradise..

Here is the Tesco Extra Value tent on Longsands camp site..just park the boat in the shelter of the river



Then stroll round to The Old Forge..the most remote pub in the UK...access only by boat or foot.. and wash a dinner of fresh caught langoustines down with a few glasses of the dark health drink they sell there...what could be better ?

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I'm definitely up for the Mallaig trip if I'm home at the time.
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