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Old 09 September 2011, 17:04   #11
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Yes, just about 1/4 mile south of edrachilles hotel (its the badcall, not the badcoul one) The signs are for a salmon farm. There is a chandler's at Kinlochbervie, just next to the slip. You might get a chance for a chat there, but its mostly trawlermen. There's a young chap who serves petrol at MacKay's stores in Durness who can give you some more local info. he's got a 6.5 ribtec which he takes in loch eribol. You can also launch on Laxford (near high tide) off the pebbles where the road (a838) takes a bend at the edge of the Loch, but mind the kelp. again, only for very small craft. Yes wise to look at charts, and the pilot guides. I have only ever pottered around in at 4m/15hp sib there (light enough for the family to pull up onto a beach on the islands) so I have stuck to the bays and kyles. It will be great in september.
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Old 09 September 2011, 17:40   #12
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Some good Info there

I wish I could go this month !! , But , Noo can do , I am starting planning for next July (I Know ,its a long way off) .

Is this where you mean on Loch Laxford ?



I like the look of there , I might struggle to launch though
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Old 14 September 2011, 15:10   #13
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Hi Alzi - yes, thats the Laxford one. Actually, beyond the jetty, the pebbles form a decent launching surface. 4 x 4 required though. Below a couple of images of the Edarchillies slip as discussed - they should give you a better of idea of width etc. There is parking and turning, but as usual there is a blind summit at the top of the slipway. These photos were in early August this year. I hope you get similar come July.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/16087911@N03/6148050756
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16087911@N03/6148050458
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Thanks for the update on Edrichillis , That looks easily wide enough ,I cannot take my Landrover as we sleep in our converted van , So no 4x4.



This is where launching can become problematic. However We have launched off some narrow slipways this year !!

Glen Uig Slipway near Loch Ailort was only 18" wider than the track of the van , That was a bit scary ! as I had to reverse using the mirrors only !,
And Camaes More on Skye I had to reverse Blind round a 70degree turn on the blind side then back 50m on an 3m wide slip , All good fun Though, well worth it Everywhere.

"Gold Caves - Cameas more - Skye"




Glen Uig Bay - Veiw out to Eigg



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Veiw of Lewis (in the distance over the minch) from cames mor showing Slipway

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