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Al

North West Highland Cruise
« on: Nov 21, 2018, 5:26 pm »
I'm just putting the feelers out.  Would anyone be interested in spending a week cruising in the north west of Scotland next year?


I am happy to put on a cruise using Lochcarron as the base if there is enough interest.


I have two sets of dates that I would be able to organise something for, these are: 27th July to 3rd August 2019.  10th Aug to 17th Aug 2019.


It is a busy time of year in this area for tourism, so the earlier I can confirm a cruise the easier it will be to book accommodation.  There is a wee campsite in the village but it is small, so limited on available spaces.  There are plenty of holiday lets & B&B's but again these get booked early.




Al

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #1 on: Nov 23, 2018, 10:32 pm »
I've decided I will organise the North West Highland Hovercraft Cruise in 2019.


I have set the dates of August 10th to 17th 2019.  I have chosen these dates as to not clash with the Irish event at the end of July early August.


At the moment it is very early stages, but I will compile a list of B&B's, guest houses, campsites, holiday lets etc in this area.


Everyone is welcome.


Here is a link to some footage of the last highland cruise to wet your appetite:

Ronnie L

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #2 on: Nov 26, 2018, 10:22 am »
Al
We will definitely be coming back to Loch Carron.
It would be good to get there for the event. Not sure if ewe can yet, but will let you know.
Isnít anyone else interested??.

Al

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #3 on: Nov 26, 2018, 10:55 am »
There are a few that have shown interest, but only one other from this club.


 




Paul H

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #4 on: Nov 26, 2018, 3:17 pm »
I'm interested but uncertain about whether I can make it yet (delicate negotiations at home) and I'm new to the scene (still building my Marlin) so I wouldn't want to bite off more than I could chew!


Cheers


Paul
Paul H
Herefordshire (i.e. a loooong way from the coast...) 🤔

Al

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #5 on: Nov 26, 2018, 3:52 pm »
Your more than welcome.  Convince the other half about how its a great place for a family holiday  ;)   If that don't work then buy them something nice and unexpected  ;D

Ian Brooks

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #6 on: Nov 26, 2018, 4:14 pm »
I'm interested but uncertain about whether I can make it yet (delicate negotiations at home)

I find the best thing is the premptive strike: Send your other half off for a nice break with her sister/daughter/mother somewhere nice/hot then when it's time to negotiate you will have the high ground (hope Ruth isn't looking at this - mind you I think she rumbled my little scheme a while ago!)
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK

Philip

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #7 on: Nov 26, 2018, 7:11 pm »
I find the best thing is the premptive strike: Send your other half off for a nice break with her sister/daughter/mother somewhere nice/hot then when it's time to negotiate you will have the high ground (hope Ruth isn't looking at this - mind you I think she rumbled my little scheme a while ago!)
I'm working on something like that but a trip for her to visit her cousins in the US involves Orlando, Arizona, NewYork, Chicago ..,........................

Paul H

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #8 on: Nov 27, 2018, 10:28 am »
What a devious bunch you are  ;)


Cheers


Paul
« Last Edit: Nov 27, 2018, 10:37 am by Paul H »
Paul H
Herefordshire (i.e. a loooong way from the coast...) 🤔

Nick Flint

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #9 on: Dec 05, 2018, 1:56 pm »
Hello Al,
Preliminary peruse of 2019 calendar shows I am not washing my hair that week, so I am interested.
I would be "one up" in my Motorhome, and although "capable" of "wild camping" I don't want any WILD FARMERS asking me to get the +++++ OFF their land!
I realise roaming laws in Scozzer ARE different (better) but--- would still prefer to have a hook up for my hair dryer, and NOT be "asked to leave" etc.
Direct access to shore would be delightful, whilst touristic shops etc would not be essential to life!
Pubs? (do you have them this far north?)
Petrol?
Will you be creating a "Cruising Club Event"- if so can you put up names of other potential attendees - quite a few of which I may know/remember from earlier times?
Weather looks good, but presume this is delivered on an "ad hoc" basis?
My drone should be charged up by then, and we may well be able to include some footage promoting the sport in the near future----
Nick
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Al

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #10 on: Dec 05, 2018, 2:59 pm »
There is a campsite in Lochcarron, but does not have direct access to the beach.


The campsite is called the Wee Campsite, Croft Road, Lochcarron, Highlands    IV54 8YA, Tel: 07876 642355
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.4027698,-5.486561,3a,75y,157.9h,74.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s01PPekoeneud4RVcwDMhpQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


The pub is under 5 minutes walk from here.


Early booking of the campsite is essential for that time of year as its not very big and a lot of tourist in the area about then.
« Last Edit: Dec 05, 2018, 3:11 pm by Al »

Al

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #11 on: Dec 05, 2018, 9:06 pm »
Here is a good site for finding local accommodation for anyone intending to come to next years Highland cruise.


Just click on the relevant section.



https://www.lochcarron.org.uk/where-to-stay/


For those of you looking for B&B check out this site:


https://www.airbnb.co.uk.



« Last Edit: Dec 05, 2018, 9:13 pm by Al »

Al

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #12 on: Dec 06, 2018, 9:51 am »
A few more B&B's


The dialing code for Lochcarron is: 01520

Steve Holland

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #13 on: Dec 06, 2018, 12:35 pm »
Not sure I've mentioned it on here, I'm interested in this one, with the right weather this is a hover paradise.
There's no such thing as bad weather, your just wearing the wrong jacket!!

Al

Re: North West Highland Cruise
« Reply #14 on: Dec 07, 2018, 8:48 am »

This holiday cottage is approximately 3 miles from Lochcarron.

http://www.anteallachcottage.com/