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Old 10 April 2008, 14:19   #1
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Fingals cave, Staffa, Scotland - weekend 23-25 May 2008

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K'ado is going to try to make it to Staffa to check out Fingals Cave on weekend of May 23. All welcome to join in. Current plan:

Friday evening depart Redbay for Gigha.Overnight Gigha. (petrol available)
Saturday Depart early for Staffa and Fingals Cave. Overnight in Craobh Marina.Dinner Sat night in Craobh and stay in Lunga Castle. If waether too bad visit Corryvreckan, Grey Dogs etc.

It appears the Cave is approx 1.5 hours trek from landing site. Is it possibe to anchor off and swim in? Info on Fingals Cave welcome.
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.sr...2415&ay=735005





http://www.showcaves.com/english/gb/caves/Fingals.html






Sunday return to Redbay.
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Old 10 April 2008, 17:26   #2
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I could be totally wrong but I thought Staffa was a little island that you could walk round several times in an hour and a half?
Is it larger than I thought or is the 1.5 hours a typo?
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I did Staffa some years ago, but from memory, I walked with kids and dogs to the cave from the landing point in about 10-15 mins.
The main problem is that the landing jetty is very busy. Trip boats come and go ALL the time. You will need to disembark passengers quickly., then find a 'rock round the corner' to tie up to before the next one hits you.

Its like Picaddily Circus in the rush hour! But very interesting

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PS. Thinking of doing another trip there in June!
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fingals cave

try to time visit after trip boat drop crew to walk 10mins then weather permitting pick up in cave very deep see attach

never miss an opportunity
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i could be up for that. see what the boys are saying to it.

ill bring the wakeboard 2!
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Hi, thanks for the pm.
Would be very interested in getting out there.
Will keep my eye on this post for more details.
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accomodation

Some of us staying at Lunga Castle.

Sarah is on 01852500237

http://www.lunga.com/



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There are tour boats departing from Ulva Ferry and Iona, every couple of hours. Not enough to compare Staffa to Piccadilly Circus! The cave is indeed only 5 minutes from the pier and accessible in all weathers but slippy when wet. Tour boats skippers hate you because they pay National Trust landing fees and you don't. They're also trying to make living in a short tourist season.

Landing difficulties should not be underestimated. Next stop to the west is Newfoundland, so there is a huge Atlantic swell most of the time, which lasts for up to a week following a big Atlantic storm. On many days, the tour boats turn up but do not dock for these reasons.

But the views and scale of Staffa and Fingalís Cave will take your breath away!
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Lunga is booked out and we are considering Ardfern. Suggestions welcome.

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Lunga is booked out and we are considering Ardfern. Suggestions welcome.

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The Galley of Lorne is the hotel in Ardfern, but the roof to the accommodation blew off not long ago and they're still working on it. There are some usable rooms I think. It may be finished by the end of May

B&B is thin on the ground nowadays - may even have vanished in Ardfern, not sure about Craobh. Several self catering properties, but they may be booked too.

Lack of accommodation for visitors is becoming an issue in the village, I think. Dire, considering the number of tourism based businesses here. The Lord of the Isles at Craobh is building some hotel rooms, so things may improve for next year.
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Bluewater Raven will be joining Peter & the rest of the Irish Rovers
to make sure they don't drink to much of the black stuff

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Diving @ Fingals cave

Atleastone of our party is considering diving @ Fingals cave when we visit!

All welcome.

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Hi, unfortunately we wont be able to come as we are off to the BLSS that weekend.
If anybody plans to go to Fingal's cave later in the year we would be very interested.
Hope you all have a great time and good weather.
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If there is not too much of a swell you can take a boat into the cave. Top tip is to reverse into the cave, all the better for making a swift exit if things get a little too exciting.

http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/default....redfilterid=17

Unfortunately I cant join you on the trip otherwise I would have definitely been with you.
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Hi

Interested in the trip up to staffa (from manchester)...anyone any advice as to accomadation/launching/fuel stops etc etc , for a crew of three incl ellie our 6 year old!!
thinking of heading up to oban and then???

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trip rescheduled

trip rescheduled due to weather.hoping to try again weekend of june 7th.

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Weather ? What weather ..... we were looking out for you on Saturday > made the journey from Oban to Iona (cakes and drinkies), on to Staffa for a quick dive and, then up the west coast for a jump on the Aurania off Calliach point and into Tobermory for a well earned beer before running back to Gallanach. God even threw a few porpoise running out of the top of the sound of Mull for us ( no photos )
127 miles, 116 litres of tax - a great day out .....
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