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Old 12 September 2011, 18:07   #1
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West coast of Scotland.

Looking at taking a couple of ribs up to the west coast of Scotland for a fortnights holiday next July and we are looking at cottages or lodges pref with a mooring. I have had a look on various websites and all the places on offer look stunning, I'm just wondering if anyone on here can recommend somewhere that can offer us a good two weeks of ribbing and fishing. Oh!! and there has got to be a pub or two within walking distance

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Old 12 September 2011, 18:17   #2
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Hi K Tayvallich my base and Easdale. The boys from further north will be on shortly.

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Old 12 September 2011, 18:28   #3
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Ardfern - or if you really must, Craobh Haven. Also Lunga estate has some self catering and you can anchor your RIB in the bay (just south of Craobh). There's a slip too.

Great cruising both sides of the Craignish peninsula and ok fishing too.

PS There's a pub on each side.
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Easdale was a bit special.
Watch this in "fullscreen" and then tell me you don't want to go there. Secure mooring, good pub/beer/food. Near Oban for fuel/spares etc. Fantastic cruising ground - Mull/Colonsay/Scarba/Jura etc, good sheltered water for the most part.
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Old 12 September 2011, 18:40   #5
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Easdale was a bit special.
Watch this in "fullscreen" and then tell me you don't want to go there. Secure mooring, good pub/beer/food. Near Oban for fuel/spares etc. Fantastic cruising ground - Mull/Colonsay/Scarba/Jura etc, good sheltered water for the most part.
Only 45 mins from Ardfern.
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I'd certainly second Jambo's suggestion. Depending on your budget and numbers I can recommend the cottage we stayed in this year with its own pontoon. Tayvallich offers relatively easy access to the sound of jura (and if you are in a rush then stick it straight in at Carsaig Bay 1mile away by road but cutting if you are heading North saving probably 30+ mins by sea. If the weather is poor then the shelter of Loch Sween will still let you get out.

Only 1 pub though.

JK stayed in a cottage at Craobh Haven, and from what I saw on my visit it was a nice little cottage. Completely different setting to Tayvallich though and unless you wanted to be in the marina (or like John were renting a boat based there) I'd go go for Tayvallich every time, not that Craobh is bad - but "TV" is special.

Ardfern or Easdale would be good alternatives too.
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Did he get that rig from Liverpool Power Boats willk ??

Yep, looks stunning, but that's the trouble,, so many beautiful places, decisions, decisions
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Was the cottage you stayed at any one of these Neil.

Tayvallich Village Website
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Did he get that rig from Liverpool Power Boats willk ??

Yep, looks stunning, but that's the trouble,, so many beautiful places, decisions, decisions
You've got 2 weeks so if you base yourself at any of the places mentioned you can visit the others. Does Mrs Kerny go on the boat? or does she require reasonable road links because that may affect the decision. Also are there any little Kernies? Is the boat likely to be the main attraction everyday for everybody ? if not what is a good holiday you guys (to me Oban is only a place I visit out of "necessity" to get things we need, but others prefer a bit of population and would like to be close to it).

Of course there are loads of other places you can visit too, varying from the Clyde Estuary to further North: Skye, Plockton, Gairloch, etc. but that is a bit of extra travel and there is no doubt that the area from Gigha to Fort William can provide you with more than enough cruising to entertain any ribber with your size boat for a couple of weeks. Spectacular scenery, deserted beaches, tranquility, a range of distilleries, and some interesting "water features" add to the interest in this area.
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No little kerny's, youngest will be 18 and probably won't come with us, mrs k will ride on the rib but we will not be out on the rib every day, that would cost a fortune in juice, so yes something a little different to just being out on the water every day. Distillery visits sound very interesting also we don't mind jumping in the car to travel for an hour or so to visit places of interests. I've been to Oban and Fort William before and I would like to take mrs kerny to the top of Ben Nevis but only after I have doubled her life insurance
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