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Old 09 August 2019, 14:58   #81
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Yesterday we launched late due to the wind and rain. Left Linnhe around 16.00 to a reasonable chop. Today we saw the weather around Coll over the next few days may be questionable so insead of our planned route, we headed down Linnhe, into a loch on the south of Mull, Easdale for lunch, abandoned slate quarrys and then back up through Oban for another night on Linnhe. The weather crossing the south of the sound of Mull was rough, but no where near as bad as the trip back from Easdale to Appin with a Northerly. Drenched and a gooood swell!

Great day, drying out now by the fire
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Yesterday we launched late due to the wind and rain. Left Linnhe around 16.00 to a reasonable chop. Today we saw the weather around Coll over the next few days may be questionable so insead of our planned route, we headed down Linnhe, into a loch on the south of Mull, Easdale for lunch, abandoned slate quarrys and then back up through Oban for another night on Linnhe. The weather crossing the south of the sound of Mull was rough, but no where near as bad as the trip back from Easdale to Appin with a Northerly. Drenched and a gooood swell!

Great day, drying out now by the fire
Yeh.

We took a run up to Tobermory but the weather was pretty miserable.
Tomorrow looks better so the plan at the minute is Eigg and maybe Canna.
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Snap, we're hoping to set off from Linnhe for Eigg/Canna c.10am weather pending.

We took a run upto fortwilliam today, swells around the northern tip of lismore but then it flatter out and the run back was like a mill pond.
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Yeh.

We took a run up to Tobermory but the weather was pretty miserable.
Tomorrow looks better so the plan at the minute is Eigg and maybe Canna.
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Hey all, Breezy/Tango good to meet you both on Eigg, was great to meet some fellow members. We had a lovely night on the beach and then got up very early (5am) the next day to catch to tide to Mallaig. We were meant to be up around Skye for the next 3 days and then down to Tobermory on Sat for a hotel night. Weather from late Thursday early Friday onwards looks pretty rough so we're planning to leave the Malaig area tomorrow afternoon and head back down into the Sound of Mull for shelter before picking up our mooring on Sat.

Does anyone have any recommended camp spots around Tobermory area for the next few nights? Probably Mull side of the channel as the wind looks to be gusting pretty hard.

Think I saw some places around the little island just off Tobermory, need to investigate more later.

Cheers all, Tom!

P.s still no whales or dolphins yet, but fingers crossed!
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Does anyone have any recommended camp spots around Tobermory area for the next few nights? Probably Mull side of the channel as the wind looks to be gusting pretty hard.

Think I saw some places around the little island just off Tobermory, need to investigate more later.

Cheers all, Tom!
Loch Sunart, off the top of the Sound of Mull, part way down on the left there is a camp site at Resipol and it has moorings too.

There's various wild camping opportunities around Loch Sunart.
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<<<There's various wild camping opportunities around Loch Sunart.>>>
Loch Teacus...Bit of rock dodging but very sheltered and very quiet....
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Cheers for the suggestions, we got battered on the crossing from Inverie to Mull taking just over 2 hrs, ended up cheating and getting a BnB in Tobermory to dry off. Boat handled it fine and no issues, but it was hard work and not conditions id choose to go out it again in a hurry.

We waited for the best weather window and tide to turn so the wind would hopefully flatten things a little but it was still far from good.

Will hopefully get out again before we need to head back home.
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Cheers for the suggestions, we got battered on the crossing from Inverie to Mull taking just over 2 hrs, ended up cheating and getting a BnB in Tobermory to dry off. Boat handled it fine and no issues, but it was hard work and not conditions id choose to go out it again in a hurry.

We waited for the best weather window and tide to turn so the wind would hopefully flatten things a little but it was still far from good.

Will hopefully get out again before we need to head back home.
We went for a local run down towards Easdale but turned back. Pretty brutal so we just messed about round Kerrera and the south end of Lismore.

I'd imagine Ardnamurchan would have been grim but at least tomorrow the wind's from the SW so the Sound of Mull shouldn't be to bad.

Lochaline is worth a visit on the way back.....good pontoons and a couple of eating places.
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We went for a local run down towards Easdale but turned back. Pretty brutal so we just messed about round Kerrera and the south end of Lismore.

I'd imagine Ardnamurchan would have been grim but at least tomorrow the wind's from the SW so the Sound of Mull shouldn't be to bad.

Lochaline is worth a visit on the way back.....good pontoons and a couple of eating places.
I knew it was bad when we seen the bow thruster on that yacht we passed
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