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Old 17 June 2019, 19:15   #1
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Round Britain 2019

Hi,

A friend, my dad and I set off on a round Britain trip we’ve been planning for a couple of years on June 1st. We’ve not really announced it as it’s completely unsupported, but tonight we met some keen RIB boys in Amlwch which has changed everything!!!

Spending the evening with them has been great, so if anyone is interested I’ve been trying to keep a blog at roundbritain2019.blogspot.com

If anyone fancies a beer anywhere drop me a message or txt on 07342204618.
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Old 18 June 2019, 00:42   #2
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Well done.

Unfortunately the weather hasn't been kind to you but I'm sure the good bits will outweigh the bad bits.
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Old 18 June 2019, 05:13   #3
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Hi Tom , it was good to meet you and have a few beers . Iím sure if you let the guys know where you are intending mooring up for the night youíll get some offers of accommodation and someone will run you to the local garage for fuel .good luck on your trip to the IOM today , the weather looks good
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Old 18 June 2019, 16:27   #4
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Thanks, things are definitely improving!! Good weather and good locations for the last couple of days....
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Cheers John, yep it was a straight forward crossing today which was great. Even got a lift to the petrol station from the harbour master!! Hope you have a good day on your boat tomorrow.
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Old 18 June 2019, 17:01   #6
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Sounds like a real adventure

Can you fill us in on some details, where did you set off, where are you now etc

How about posting regularly Iím sure itís of interest here
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Old 18 June 2019, 23:49   #7
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Sounds like a real adventure

Can you fill us in on some details, where did you set off, where are you now etc

How about posting regularly I’m sure it’s of interest here
They do have a blog of their adventure.

roundbritain2019.blogspot.com
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Just read it - poor sods have had it tough so far by the sounds of it. Looks like an aquatic pub crawl by rib!
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Looks like an aquatic pub crawl by rib!
Sign me up!
Hats-off to the OP, what a amazing trip
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Hi Tom,

Great read so far. Looking forward following your blog over the next few weeks.
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Enjoying reading the blog and seeing the pictures Tom. Good luck with the rest of the trip.
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Looks a Great trip so far. Well done
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Round Britain 2019

Thanks all for the replyís. Struggling for WiFi so the blog updates are sometimes a couple of days behind... Iíll probably just stick to that rather than posting on rib net also as take a little while to do each day and upload photos.

If anyone has any recommendations of places to visit, please donít hesitate to send your suggestions.

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Hi Tom

If you give us an idea of your proposed route up the west coast of Scotland I'm sure there'll be dozens of suggestions of places to visit/avoid.
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Hi, plans have changed slightly and we’ll be around Jura/Mull the day after tomorrow before needing to be at Fort William on the 29th to go across via the Caledonian canal. We’ll have about 5 days in/around the Hebrides...
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before needing to be at Fort William on the 29th to go across via the Caledonian canal.
Hi , no intention to go over the top ?
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...needing to be at Fort William on the 29th to go across via the Caledonian canal.
So you're not actually going around Britain, then?
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If you're heading for the Hebrides. On Route...Canna & Eigg probably the best of the Small Isles, Loch Scavaig and a walk round Loch Coruisk. west coast of Skye is stunning. Highlights about half a mile into Bracadale from McLeods Maidens and about half a mile up the coast from same. If the weather is kind you'll be able to get ashore at Niest Point Lighthouse also good shelter and I believe a pontoon at Pooltiel. Petrol at Dunvegan.

If you're going round the east of Skye Loch Hourn is stunning. Good cafe (and pontoons) at Kyleakin. Facilities at Plockton. Interesting sea cave on the north side of Eilean Trodday off the most northerly point of Skye. Good shelter and anchorage in Acairseid Mhor on Rhona.
If you're going into Portree check with the harbourmaster that there's not a cruise ship in as they close the pontoon to other users.

PS 5 days in that area ain't nearly enough.Have fun..stay safe.
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