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Old 17 October 2013, 04:47   #1
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Hi guys
have some very good friends who wish to go to Stroma next year.
Any info on getting to the island would be great.
Are there any commercial opperators who run out to the island?
PM me if you have any info.
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Old 17 October 2013, 08:23   #2
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Looks like a interesting place, you will probably need permission from the owner to land though.
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Old 17 October 2013, 08:42   #3
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Some info here

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Old 17 October 2013, 09:57   #4
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Passed Stroma a couple of weeks ago on a trip to Orkney (Stromness) from Findhorn. Very strong currents both on the south side on the way up and the north side on the way home. Quite spooky looking with all the deserted houses.

There is a boat runs out of John o groats

Natural Explorer boat rides | Activities | John O'Groats Outfitters

Bit expensive for an hour trip (but)!!!!

Had a fantastic time going across the Pentland Firth never been in a boat where you climb up one wave get to the top and climb another. We were in 25ft ribs and they seemed little.

Take your rib up and give your friend a great time
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Old 17 October 2013, 14:38   #5
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Does look like an interesting DestinationLike a LOT up your way!If I were closer I'd fancy it for sure!!...Cant do it ALL Hope you get up there and post some Pics!
Hopefully Trying for St Kilda trip myself in 2014
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Tidal Race City 'The Swilkie' can be particularly violent
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Old 18 October 2013, 03:42   #7
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ALANT,

Went on this boat trip a few years ago now.
Well worth the money, and they do an "extra" which is a 15 min run out to The Boars of Duncansby a race of water off Duncansby Head, and a wild ride is had by all (whether you want it or not!).
Still, it is wise not to make a navigational error in these waters otherwise you end up like this:
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It's a really good ride-out.
Here are some more piccies, including: you get to go into some serious caves, but unfortunately you have to dress up like the last piccie!
In the summer, local youths jump from the rim of the cave in Piccies 3 & 4, down into the sea below. Don't ask me how they get back up again!
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Your quaint apparel has triggered a memory cell:

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Hey, well done Willk!
That is the boat and that is the cave!

You are a clever old cloggs, aren't you?
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