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Old 08 August 2019, 15:52   #1
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The tour boats advertise "Correverckan Special" on spring tides. I normal go though it in my SIB at slack water and on neep tides but decided it was time for a little fun and see what it was like going through it in an inflatable boat on spring tides Ö in full flow ...



My thanks to Jeff and Gordon for their company on this adventure
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Old 08 August 2019, 16:15   #2
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Nice work Donny
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Mrs F and I have just watched on the big TV... very enjoyable to see. She, of course, very much regards herself as a Corryvreckan expert having been through with Sandy on the Redbay.
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nice one Donny that was a great day mixed weather and a long old steam i ve done this by RIB and SIB now by far enjoyed the SIB though.
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I enjoyed that. It's interesting to see the variation between glassy and choppy patches over quite short distances.


You have a very accomplished delivery in the commentary .
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I enjoyed that. It's interesting to see the variation between glassy and choppy patches over quite short distances.


You have a very accomplished delivery in the commentary .
X2..."Donny Attenborough"

You should be on "retainer" with the Scotish Tourist Board Mate!
Great watch!
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Many thanks for the kind words guys. I do hope my videos help others to see the west coast of Scotland as it really is. They illustrate launch points for small boats and wild campsites that I use all round the west coast from the Solway to Loch Laxford in the far North. IMO .. That information is priceless to small boaters as it is not well known information. It is by using these "hidden" places that I find I can go round the exposed islands of the west coast in my inflatable boats.


Example..how many of you think you know the Easdale area well ?

If you think you do.. did you know there is a lovely sheltered natural/abandoned man made slate harbour offering a great wild camp place ? I have asked a few locals .. and none of them knew of its existence . ..yet its a perfect harbour ..sheltered behind a reef and at high water the boats are well off the exposed coast

A little known abandoned harbour at low water.





I will add the round Jura trip to this thread when I eventually get the video made..its in a long waiting list of videos though..so it may be a while.

Thanks again for watching and for the comments..its appreciated .
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Hiya Donny ! Is that on the west coast of Luing , somewhere near the cafe / museum ? The name escapes me ........!
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Ahhh..its got you thinking Bern..but nope..its not on Luing ..its at the end of the red arrow. Sheltered from the SW winds too. A nice walk along to the pub too ..although I wouldn't like to stagger back in the dark. The kayakers keep me informed of these kind of places ..they paddle along only feet from the coast. I passed by many many times not knowing it was there.


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hope you dont mind Donny taken by the rear guard on a great day.


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Great to see another perspective Jeff... I hadn't realised you'd dumped the nose cone setup.
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Great to see another perspective Jeff... I hadn't realised you'd dumped the nose cone setup.
thanks David it was a long day from the mouth of loch tarbert for me to loch feochan but a great trip.
yes the final set up, the nose cone was ok but too far away & limited getting to the kit boxes, anchors etc. this one is perfect small at my fingertips and somewhere to rest my brew on the move

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Hi Jeff..sorry for the delay replying ..I have been very busy the past couple of weeks. Its always great to see your perspective of the trips too

I still intend getting the Jura trip posted but as mentioned earlier..its in a waiting list as I have had a fantastic boating year so far..and heading away again tomorrow for more

Until then..here are a couple of videos of the Arisaig area you might enjoy. I just got that adventure complete today.





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