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Old 13 June 2014, 04:06   #11
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Fabulous pics. Love the roaring fire in the grate and the deer wandering outside. All you needed was more rum, possibly?
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Old 13 June 2014, 08:17   #12
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Funnily Enough I had a bottle of Rum along with a few bottles of ale. Absolutely amazing three days away - looking forward to returning soon!
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I was glad to learn that the Island was originally called Rum, but was renamed during a moment of (in)temperance.
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Old 13 June 2014, 17:19   #14
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Yes Wilk but the name was reinstated so once again it is called by its Gaelic name Rum thank God!!


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We where well impressed by Rum it doesn't look that big from the mainland but when you get close it's an awesome sight
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Fabulous pics. Love the roaring fire in the grate and the deer wandering outside. All you needed was more rum, possibly?
That, my friend, is a Scotch landscape. More specifically a Malt landscape.
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Old 13 June 2014, 20:57   #17
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Thot I had posted this picture earlier!
This was the sight that greeted me upon my early morning leg stretch when opening the bothy door!
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Hi again Kaman

I made the most of the great weather window the west coast had at the start of this week and from Arisaig went deep into Loch Nevis for a wild Camp..then headed out to sea and rounded Eigg for another camp and then Muck before heading back to Arisaig. No problem doing it in a SIB as long as the winds are very light. However..things were not perfect..I had a lot of light rain and mist on the way.. and had to depend on compass bearings to get back to Arisaig from Eigg as the sea mist came down thick.

Going round Rum could be a bit harder as it is more tidal..and if conditions are not very calm..the north west corner can be lumpy with wind against tide.

Park your boat with the bow into the waves with an anchor over the bow, and tie off the stern with another anchor onto shore to keep the SIBs nose into the waves.. there is a lot of swell even in calm conditions.. on the exposed beaches... like here in Bay of Laig on Eigg.. looking across to Rum..lost in cloud.


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Looks like you Nailed it
If the weather IS good enough .....a Decent SIB will do most jobs pretty bloody well,and does have some advantages.
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Yup..I agree Maximus ..and for me the biggest advantage is I can launch and recover it myself off a trailer..no problem. I just need to keep her floating when I go for a walkabout ..if the tide strands her.. I have to wait for the next tide to refloat her.. just too heavy to haul on my own.

Although the rain and mist hampered my views..at times it created a really moody atmosphere ..but that the beauty of Scotland.. if you donít like what you see ..just wait a couple of moments and it will change.

Rounding the northern end of Eigg... looking over to the vast wilderness of Knoydart on the Mainland.. and I nail it perfectly in camera


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