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Old 02 August 2014, 09:44   #11
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Steve - the VHF comms in that general area are poor. Between Jura and Mull may see you out of CG coverage, depending on several factors.

"Interesting" waters south/east of Iona...
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Old 02 August 2014, 09:48   #12
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Spent three weeks at Fionnphort about 20 years ago in June. The best weather and beaches I've ever experienced.
Easy launch at the ferry slip between crossings . Water skied from there all the way to Staffa one day it was that flat ! Some fantastic beaches & maybe not as commercial in those days but we had no trouble mooring at Staffa. It's certainly worth a trip.
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Steve - the VHF comms in that general area are poor. Between Jura and Mull may see you out of CG coverage, depending on several factors.



"Interesting" waters south/east of Iona...

Go on then I will take the bait ... Interesting ?


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Old 02 August 2014, 12:18   #14
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Spent three weeks at Fionnphort about 20 years ago in June. The best weather and beaches I've ever experienced.

Easy launch at the ferry slip between crossings . Water skied from there all the way to Staffa one day it was that flat ! Some fantastic beaches & maybe not as commercial in those days but we had no trouble mooring at Staffa. It's certainly worth a trip.

Had a week on Lewis about five years ago . It Rained as we drove over the island on arrival . It cleared up as we unpacked , we then had a whole week of solid sunshine , hardly a cloud and not a sign of rain .

We had mackerel and muscles on our own beach every day . One woman had the nerve to walk her dog on our beach one day , I think that was it .

We have had all other weather on them over the years but that one may never be beaten .


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We're off to Carradale (Kintyre) next week for a fortnight of beach & sea.

I fancy Mull again one year but the family insist on the same spot at the moment & I'm not complaining. The ferry costs always put me off a bit too so for now that's as far North as we get !!

This'll be our 4th August there but I love all that West coast.
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There are well marked clear channels - it's not a problem as long as you know where you are. But if you're launching from Tob, there's not much reason to be coming that way
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We're off to Carradale (Kintyre) next week for a fortnight of beach & sea.



I fancy Mull again one year but the family insist on the same spot at the moment & I'm not complaining. The ferry costs always put me off a bit too so for now that's as far North as we get !!



This'll be our 4th August there but I love all that West coast.

You know your life is pretty good when you have the tough decision of going where you love for two weeks of beach or try somewhere new instead .

Hope you have a great time , have you a boat with you ?


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There are well marked clear channels - it's not a problem as long as you know where you are. But if you're launching from Tob, there's not much reason to be coming that way

no I think we would be heading round the top


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Steve, we've got a 17 foot Glastron Sportsman with a 135 Mariner strapped on the back (does about 50 knots) which is a bit of a project for me as it's 1965 vintage but it's a good sea hull as they used to race them back in the 60's with twin outboards . Loads of room as it seats seven & there's five of us.

New for us this year I've just bought a 3.5 AE Honwave plus a 20hp Tohatsu for when the tides out. Had a Chinese 3.3 with a 15 Mercury two stroke before and just fancied an upgrade!

Also paddleboard,surf kayak,inflatable 3 man canoe, bodyboards, bikes, snorkels, waterskis,wetsuits & enough fishing tackle to open a shop ....

Needless to say we're already packing!
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Steve, we've got a 17 foot Glastron Sportsman with a 135 Mariner strapped on the back (does about 50 knots) which is a bit of a project for me as it's 1965 vintage but it's a good sea hull as they used to race them back in the 60's with twin outboards . Loads of room as it seats seven & there's five of us.



New for us this year I've just bought a 3.5 AE Honwave plus a 20hp Tohatsu for when the tides out. Had a Chinese 3.3 with a 15 Mercury two stroke before and just fancied an upgrade!



Also paddleboard,surf kayak,inflatable 3 man canoe, bodyboards, bikes, snorkels, waterskis,wetsuits & enough fishing tackle to open a shop ....



Needless to say we're already packing!

We don't overtake much in our long wheel base landy . But I if I over take a 4x4 with two trailers, four roof racks and kids on skateboards hanging onto rope I will know who it is .




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