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Old 16 February 2016, 22:30   #61
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IIRC it is a stony area that the grass grew over (aka an Argyll field).

Facilities = a picnic table and bugger all else
I seemed to recall there was toilet (and shower?) so presumably water...
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Whilst there are no facilities at Highland Arts other than some grass for putting your tent on there are public toilets at the top of the Ellenabeich jetty. (200m away) There is limited hot water inside and an outside water tap. There are no showers.

Carolyn is shortly to return to Easdale so she will get the paperwork under control and update. RSPB at Oronsay have been contacted. They are fine with us all visiting and may join us in their RIB. They will set out some sensitive areas which they will ask us to avoid/minimise disturbance. More on this later.

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I seemed to recall there was toilet (and shower?) so presumably water...
I knew you shouldn't have had that second half of shandy!
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Old 17 February 2016, 18:42   #64
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I knew you shouldn't have had that second half of shandy!
It was raining!
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We're booked on the campsite, more the merrier 😜 on luing that is.
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We're booked on the campsite, more the merrier 😜 on luing that is.

Sandbrae I take it?


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Old 18 February 2016, 21:26   #67
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Anyone camping at the Highlands Art Centre this year? Thinking I am too late to get digs anywhere. Is there any water and leccy? Don`t remember seeing much in the way of facilities last time I was there.
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IIRC it is a stony area that the grass grew over (aka an Argyll field).

Facilities = a picnic table and bugger all else
Water = rain. Leccy = the batteries in your torch!

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I seemed to recall there was toilet (and shower?) so presumably water...
Loo is a stroll to the pier. (as in the public toilets at the pier, as opposed to "over the edge of the wall"! My advice - go before you leave the pub!



And whatever you do - take an airbed rather than a karrimat!
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And whatever you do - take an airbed rather than a karrimat!
Ooooh yeah!

I've camped on it. It's tough stuff. Frankly, I've camped on Highlands and Islands, Plateaus and Bateaux and that "carpark" was the worst - it's like pure rock (I suspect there's tarmac under there). If you're tenting it, bring BFO mungo tent pegs and a lump hammer. And like 9D280 says - an airbed...
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Ooooh yeah!

I've camped on it. It's tough stuff. Frankly, I've camped on Highlands and Islands, Plateaus and Bateaux and that "carpark" was the worst - it's like pure rock (I suspect there's tarmac under there). If you're tenting it, bring BFO mungo tent pegs and a lump hammer. And like 9D280 says - an airbed...

Nah rebar and a drill is best
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Nah rebar and a drill is best
My "serious" tent pegs are an order of magnitude of "seriousness" above rebar. Think 300mmx10mm square bar with an eye and a very sharp end.

Easdale smirked at them...
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My "serious" tent pegs are an order of magnitude of "seriousness" above rebar. Think 300mmx10mm square bar with an eye and a very sharp end.

Easdale smirked at them...

I wondered what the hammering was at No 64!!


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My "serious" tent pegs are an order of magnitude of "seriousness" above rebar. Think 300mmx10mm square bar with an eye and a very sharp end.

Easdale smirked at them...

I used to have a few hard steel pegs made from spindles out of an old wool mill similar to yours and someone stole em by borrowing
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Hi all - Back from 40 degree heat in Cambodia and now on Easdale Island .... reeling from the temperature change !

If anyone is still needing accommodation, the Garragh Mhor B&B has had one double room become available for the Rendezvous weekend - Bed and Breakfast accommodation near Oban, Scotland - Garragh Mhor

We have 24 registrations so far - if you haven't yet done so please use this form to register -

Register - Easdale RIB Rendezvous

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Hi all - Back from 40 degree heat in Cambodia and now on Easdale Island .... reeling from the temperature change !

If anyone is still needing accommodation, the Garragh Mhor B&B has had one double room become available for the Rendezvous weekend - Bed and Breakfast accommodation near Oban, Scotland - Garragh Mhor

We have 24 registrations so far - if you haven't yet done so please use this form to register -

Register - Easdale RIB Rendezvous

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon !

Nice to have you back. How's the sunburn?!!
Carolyn is there any chance you could do a list this year showing rib details and skipper and post it every so often do people know who is coming snot may encourage some others?
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Ps any dates for 2017 yet?


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Hi all - Back from 40 degree heat in Cambodia and now on Easdale Island .... reeling from the temperature change !

If anyone is still needing accommodation, the Garragh Mhor B&B has had one double room become available for the Rendezvous weekend - Bed and Breakfast accommodation near Oban, Scotland - Garragh Mhor

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I filled in the registration form a couple of months back but have never received any confirmation, should I have?
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Garragh Mhór is absolutely excellent. Someone should nail this while it's flying.
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My "serious" tent pegs are an order of magnitude of "seriousness" above rebar. Think 300mmx10mm square bar with an eye and a very sharp end.

Easdale smirked at them...
Joking aside for a moment, if at first your "standard" peg doesn't go in, try about 3/4" to the left or right. My suspicion is that under the green stuff is the Easdale equivalent of type 1 compacted to "below runway tarmac" standard. There are peg sized holes in it, and so far I've never failed to get a standard peg in using nothing more than my foot - granted in some cases after 4 or 5 tries.....

Having said that, it's still airbed territory!
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Update !! 30 registrations so far.

I have emailed everyone who hasn't yet registered but have attended previous years so hopefully that will remind some more people ..... I'm loathe to list the people already registered in case some people don't want their activities published !!!!!
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is anyone from redbay planning to go?

i'm toying with going to ireland the weekend before easdale and sail up with the redbay team...if anyone us going.
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