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Old 03 September 2009, 09:46   #11
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Hmmm.
Seems that location is on the opposite side of the island to Eilean Garbh, but level with it. To the east of the light on the coast, just outside a tiny, unamed rock/island.
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Old 03 September 2009, 11:31   #12
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So just past the entrace to Loch Torridon... that's another place I want to get into from Gairloch.

I hope the weather improves in the next few days otherwise I won't be going far at all, it's been pants here for a couple of weeks!
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it's been pants here for a couple of weeks!
Err .. that'll be a couple of months .. more like Theres a place on Skye holding the record for July I think where it rained every day in the whole month .. non stop .. and we listen to these Welshmen thinking they've got it bad ?
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Well it should turn soon then... like on Saturday, by the time I get up there! I don't mind cold and damp, just don't want it too stormy! Otherwise I'll be wearing the dry suit constantly whether I'm on the boat or not..... set a new trend!

And I'm not gonna get into welsh bashing! I may make them cry
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Well it should turn soon then... like on Saturday, by the time I get up there! I don't mind cold and damp, just don't want it too stormy! Otherwise I'll be wearing the dry suit constantly whether I'm on the boat or not..... set a new trend!
The way it is at the moment , I'd keep it on in bed not good for relationships .. but .. getting out on the boat is far more important, innit ?

BTW are you staying in Gairloch ?
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Yes - well Charlestown, Old Inn. Plenty of real ales, good food, and dead close to the slipway/pontoons.

And no.... sleeping in a dry suit is JUST WRONG!!!!! But whatever floats your boat
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And no.... sleeping in a dry suit is JUST WRONG!!!!! But whatever floats your boat
Agreed .. the wellies dont half make a mess of the bottom sheet

That new bit of concrete at Gairloch harbour .. is it any good ? has it actually extended the slip any at low tide ?
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Or things get stuck in the zip!

The slipway - I used it last year, after avoiding it for a while after it was washed out.

It was fine. Possibly slightly longer than it was (unless that's an illusion as it's now smooth), but I still had to pick the right time of tide, and approach carefully when recovering......
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The slipway - I used it last year, after avoiding it for a while after it was washed out. It was fine. Possibly slightly longer than it was (unless that's an illusion as it's now smooth), but I still had to pick the right time of tide, and approach carefully when recovering......
Ah ... a couple of years ago I watched two unfortunate chaps launch something looking like a little Drascombe,.... they'd backed the trailer into the water, but it fell off the end of the slip .. then they tried to push the boat off .. but it wasnt deep enough and it hit all the submerged rocks half way off the trailer , and it was left with its bow in the air, stuck on the trailer, which they couldnt budge because it had gone 'orf' the slip .. a total launch disaster, a perilous slip if ever there was one.. I had me a little but then I thought .. aye .. it might happen to me one of these days poor guys
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Gairloch slipway

On proper inspection (spring tides), it definately seems longer, and there's no big drop now. Just a couple of inches onto stones...... (not huge rocks).

Weathers still pants though!!!!!!
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