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Old 06 June 2014, 04:47   #61
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Scotland is Scotland ain't it me old mucka or am I wrong


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Thank God!! Cheers B
Ps just about to go out onto beautiful Loch Sween flat calm and hot sun......hope u are enjoying work!


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Yeah thanks for the jambo... Nothing worse than getting a glimpse of a window and seeing the sun out with a little breeze in the trees...
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Old 06 June 2014, 05:18   #63
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Gurnard - Where on the map was the over night camping spot?
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Old 06 June 2014, 07:05   #64
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Thanks for taking the time to post, the photos are stunning and the write up is so good, I want to head up there now
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Old 06 June 2014, 13:02   #65
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Hey..many thanks for the feedback guys. I wasn’t sure if this type of report would be a success here or not.

I have more tales than Para Handy.. so there will be more since this one was appreciated so well.

I should have added slipways for access too... so here they are

Public slip at the head of Loch Ailort..no charge. No parking problems



Slip at Glenelg. Its a working slip for the local fishermen.. but.. I have asked and been given permission to use it “As long as I don’t hold them up by using it when they are on it." No parking problems.



Slip onto sand at Ardtoe .. parking and honesty box..cost was 50p per day or £1 overnight last year.



There is also a marina at Arisaig Village..with all facilities..but it costs money. Normal marina type rates.

Beach launching for small boats possible in many places in Loch Ailort and also possible off the beach at Arisaig at high tide.

The campsite I landed at is on the mainland. .just before the north channel entrance going into Loch Moidart. You can’t miss it as its mostly rocky cliffs apart from this point.



Although I live in Stirling area.. where there is no sea.. I go all over Scotland in my small boats.. including the beautiful Loch Sween and its fairy isles. So my reports can be from any area

I will start another one next week.. so watch out for it. Thank again to all for all the kind comments.
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Gurnard, truly one of the (no, probably *the*) best threads I've ever seen on RIBnet. Inspirational and beautiful. It won't fit in with your enviable search for peace and solitude but you could have a nice sideline in guided SIB tours if you were to take some of us miserable lot with you!

I'd love to spend a week touring the area but your comments re' depth etc really shows the importance of local knowledge and expertise.

Very jealous.
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Gurnard, a cracking read, I've sat and had a few drams on Goat Island!

That's all out my front door.

By the way, that's Glenuig pier, not glenelg.

That yellow Cheetah Cat belongs to a pal of mine who fishes creels.
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Thanks Gurnard, great adventure thread, thoroughly enjoyed reading this.

Look forward to next weeks installment
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"I had been puttering around the loch at slow tick over speed, as I respect the fact that others like their wilderness experience in peace and quiet too. But once past all habitation... I put my boat on the plane. I felt like a hooligan as I slashed a long white trail across such a sleepy seascape."

Epic pictures and a really enjoyable story

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Superb,reading this and looking at photographs I felt I had completed the trip with you.
Look forward to your future exploits.
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Old 16 June 2014, 16:57   #71
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For anyone who may be interested in seeing where all these places are ... here is a small map showing the course I took. A total of 50 miles.
Excellent thread the gurnard !

I was around there that week , but unfortunately I didn't see you.
But Will be returning in a few weeks , I have recently acquired the same Sib and similar engine set up as yourself .Launching from Samalaman Beach , just west of Glen Uig.
Just a quick question , roughly how much fuel did you use for the entire trip.as I planned something similar (Weather dependant).

Many Thanks Alzi
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"Public slip at the head of Loch Ailort"

Is that off the A861? I've looked on google maps but the only slips I see are leading out to fish farms. Your photo seems like another world from there. Do you have the co-ordinates

Hoping for a trip up before the summer is out.
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Its located at

56d 52' 10.7"N
05d 40' 41.7W

according to google maps.

Its Quite steep. , Glen uig jetty is less steep.
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Hi again..yup..the public Slip is off the A861 and is the first slip you come to. Its easy missed as the entrance has high rhododendron bushes either side. There is a large lay byand a safety bouy at the entrance. If you reach the mussel farm slip..you have passed it about half a mile back.

You have a very good setup Alzi..I saw your post looking for one..but I wouldn’t swap mine for all the Oil in the North sea :-D

I took a 25L main tank and 2 five litre containers..had plenty left at the end


Im heading up that way again next week..hoping to go the other way..into Loch Nevis and Loch Hourn..a really remote adventure.

To whet the appetite some more.. here are a few more photos that you can see from my journey..you just have to look for them :-D












And another aerial shot from the top of Rois Bheinn




Remember too.. leave only footprints and take only photos..or fish you will eat..and enjoy.
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Absolutely marvellous stuff. What wonderful stories and pictures, thanks very much for sharing them. I really must get off my home patch and explore more. It's just getting the boat past Ardnamurchan Point!
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