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Old 30 April 2018, 07:00   #81
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We will offer a ‘Locals’ view of the event forecast on Wednesday. Those who organise annual events will appreciate that the corresponding date for the event each year gets earlier until the date slips back one week to keep everything in line. 2018 is the ‘slippage’ year. The event has moved from the end of April 2017 to 5 May 2018, It is perhaps ironic that yesterday I was able to head 7 miles out to The Garvellach Islands and did the journey in our 3.4m RIB. It was no problem and I still have all the enamel on my teeth.
We never build up hope when we have to forecast the weather 7 days in advance but if all things are to be believed there will be a squish of wind here Tuesday/Wednesday this week before the weather calms down again.
Don’t forget to pack the suncream and bucket and spade should we finally make it out to Oronsay.

We look forwards to meeting friends old and new

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We will offer a ‘Locals’ view of the event forecast on Wednesday. Those who organise annual events will appreciate that the corresponding date for the event each year gets earlier until the date slips back one week to keep everything in line. 2018 is the ‘slippage’ year. The event has moved from the end of April 2017 to 5 May 2018, It is perhaps ironic that yesterday I was able to head 7 miles out to The Garvellach Islands and did the journey in our 3.4m RIB. It was no problem and I still have all the enamel on my teeth.
We never build up hope when we have to forecast the weather 7 days in advance but if all things are to be believed there will be a squish of wind here Tuesday/Wednesday this week before the weather calms down again.
Don’t forget to pack the suncream and bucket and spade should we finally make it out to Oronsay.

We look forwards to meeting friends old and new

Tony
I am popping into our local church, chapel, mosque and synagogue this week in the hope the forecast as it shows today does not give way to storms and snow ;-)
Looking forward to meeting everyone on Saturday. You forgot to add speedos to the Oronsay packing list Tony
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Old 30 April 2018, 07:20   #83
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well iv got my fingers crossed you all get great weather. cos ill be just south of you at west loch tarbet for the week and id appreciate sharing your great weather .
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Hi Tony, that's me registered.
Really looking forward to seeing such a big flotilla of ribs.
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Hi all can you just turn up with your boat and register on the day
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Not coming up this year so sods law you will have great weather hope you have a good one.
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Jeff - you know the sun always shines at Easdale

Darwen - basically yes just turn up. The main group departs 0930 irrespective of destination, a few stragglers (or Friday night revellers) follow on slightly later. Their excuse being they like to bring up the rear and sweep up any stragglers.
Just pop into the Seafari office and let Carolyn know you are joining us, its as easy as that

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Hope it shines on the 17th Tony doing the full circum nav of mull wild camping brain says yes the body not so sure .
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Yes have a great weekend ERR. Will miss it for the first time. Enjoy and be safe!
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Hi can you stay in your Motorhome whats launching like sorry for being a pain last min .com
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After I arrived already from StPetersburg Russia to Germany tomorrow the second stage of my journey to Easdale will start .
Berlin - Rotterdam - Hull - Blackpool - Easdale
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Hi can you stay in your Motorhome whats launching like sorry for being a pain last min .com

Tony may be busy so I’ll answer these from previous experience:

There isn’t really a slipway at “eilenbach” it’s a stony (slate) beach. Some quite big boats have launched over it and Tony has a tow bar extension to help. Getting a motor home stuck there could be expensive so you may prefer to launch at the ferry slip at Cuan and motor round (it’s 5-10 mins).

You used to be able to “camp” right next to the slip at the back of the highland arts centre. That may no longer be possible (and “sadly” those who never got to experience the Highland Arts Centre will never see anything like it!). There was a post on the Easdale Rib Facebook page last week about someone in balvicar who had space for four campers including showers etc. For a small fee.
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Tony may be busy so I’ll answer these from previous experience:

There isn’t really a slipway at “eilenbach” it’s a stony (slate) beach. Some quite big boats have launched over it and Tony has a tow bar extension to help. Getting a motor home stuck there could be expensive so you may prefer to launch at the ferry slip at Cuan and motor round (it’s 5-10 mins).

You used to be able to “camp” right next to the slip at the back of the highland arts centre. That may no longer be possible (and “sadly” those who never got to experience the Highland Arts Centre will never see anything like it!). There was a post on the Easdale Rib Facebook page last week about someone in balvicar who had space for four campers including showers etc. For a small fee.


Thanks Paulie would we be able to launch with a transit van over the slate beach ?
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you should be OK with that size boat - there's normally help available if needed, and it's likely there'll be someone around with a 4 x 4 available if you get nervous.
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you should be OK with that size boat - there's normally help available if needed, and it's likely there'll be someone around with a 4 x 4 available if you get nervous.


Thanks very much, see you there
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the ferry slip is very accessible and you would have no bother there (as long as the ferry's finished for the day or on its lunch break) and it really is only 10 mins by road or sea
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Trevor - did you decide already where you will launch Black Adder and where you’ll park the trailer ?
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