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Old 04 May 2014, 11:29   #11
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you have got me looking forward to our camping trip at clachtol beach in august but having a sib ill be launching off the beach
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Great,you where blessed with the weather (hit it just perfect) gone to pot now.
P1050987.jpg looks amazing,where is it?
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Old 04 May 2014, 18:22   #13
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Great,you where blessed with the weather (hit it just perfect) gone to pot now.
P1050987.jpg looks amazing,where is it?
Hi Boatnomad pic 987 taken on Oldany Island - nice bit of pilotage to get in there (can actually walk it at low tide but that's not the point :o) )

Just here:

Streetmap.co.uk - Search results

I came in from the south which is very sheltered and clearer of rocks, but an approach from the north (pic 984) to the other side of the isthumus looked possible too if not much swell and good visibility. Launched from Kylesku

Some more pics to tempt you - was actually the worst day in some ways - big thunderstorm mid afternoon, but soon went away - you can see it on the hills.

Well worth the trip

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Hi Boatnomad pic 987 taken on Oldany Island - nice bit of pilotage to get in there (can actually walk it at low tide but that's not the point :o) )

Just here:

Streetmap.co.uk - Search results

I came in from the south which is very sheltered and clearer of rocks, but an approach from the north (pic 984) to the other side of the isthumus looked possible too if not much swell and good visibility. Launched from Kylesku

Some more pics to tempt you - was actually the worst day in some ways - big thunderstorm mid afternoon, but soon went away - you can see it on the hills.

Well worth the trip

Cheers

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Steve you have got nice up there mate, cracking pics and I even like your house
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you have got me looking forward to our camping trip at clachtol beach in august but having a sib ill be launching off the beach
Hope you have as good weather, if not better Beerbelly

Loch Roe would be good for you (esp if you like seals) if you've not done it before... from seeing it at low tide can probably get into the upper pool OK beyond the little bridge), but I wasn't sure about any rocks / ledge under the bridge when I was there at mid tide - enjoy!

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Steve you have got nice up there mate, cracking pics and I even like your house
LOL - amazingly that house had a landline going to it... hope I've not stuffed someone's tranquility - be nice people :o)

This is my place - note the absence of big hills or big trees... and my little willows... Copinsay (island) in the background, re my user name. While Jess the dog likes the Rib, I've not tried Hamish the horse yet :o)

Orkney is a great place to live, but for scenery the West Coast is hard to beat... (and indeed for midges too!)

Have a good bank holiday

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Great info Steve and very good of you to collect and share. Thank you.
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Yes, very, very good info Steve.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful area.
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Yes, very, very good info Steve.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful area.
Thanks for the comments and happy to help - had so much help from folk on here that it's the least I could do.

Have a good day :o0

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Oldany Great looking place with the N/S beach's and quite a bit of shelter,even a tree!.
Vikings always favoured those N/S spots,for good reason.
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