Scottish Hoverin 2017
 
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Offline John Robertson

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It could be like THIS again :)
Oct 27, 2016, 10:03 pm
 

Offline John Robertson

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It'd be nice to get a weather window to be able to do a trip like this (map is fully interactive - you can drag. zoom, etc. full size map is HERE):

3 day trip with 2 nights wild camping.  I've added some basic interest points to visit - there are plenty more available in this area!
Reply #1 Feb 22, 2017, 8:10 pm
 

Offline Ian Brooks

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Looks like a classic run  :D we did manage the Loch Leven run a couple of years back so it could happen.
Reply #2 Feb 22, 2017, 9:58 pm
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Where is the campsite/camper base for this event?
Reply #3 Feb 22, 2017, 10:43 pm
 

Offline Ian Brooks

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Where is the campsite/camper base for this event?
Taynuilt
Reply #4 Feb 22, 2017, 10:53 pm
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The main event is based at the Argyll Caravan Park (details in HERE)

The camping trip is optional (in fact, it isn't recommended for inexperienced operators (or craft) as there are a couple of open westerly exposed bits that, unless we get VERY lucky, could be quite rough!).  Recovery would be tricky/impossible in most of it (fuel might also an issue as you'd need to be self-sufficient (with safety margin) for the entire duration as the only filling station is in Oban - and is a taxi ride from the shore!).
Reply #5 Feb 22, 2017, 11:01 pm
 

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This is one of the sights on this side trip - it's called the "Bridge over the Atlantic" which, whilst technically correct (it connects island of Seil to the mainland), is maybe a bit of a stretch!  Hopefully the channel will be clear/wide enough to allow us passage at low tide

Image is interactive (zoome scan, etc.):
Reply #6 Feb 23, 2017, 11:51 am
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Offline Warby

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JR, Looks like a fantastic trip, I stopped here last year, photos attached!
Photo 110 looking N from Bridge and 112 S
Reply #7 Feb 23, 2017, 12:49 pm
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Offline Warby

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The Google Map looks out of date as Petrol Pump  appears to have been removed and a tree replaces it!!
The 360 view of car park (Image taken 2011) shows pump BUT a view from bridge (2015)  no pump!!!
Photo here of slip at south end of Seil used by Cuan ferry
Another link from top of Bridge at low water
Reply #8 Feb 23, 2017, 1:05 pm
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Offline John mcgonigal

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There is a small campsite at Cullipool near to the ferry for Luing in the isle of siel. It has hard standing and a grass area for tents, new toilet and shower facilities. It works on an honesty box system. We found it by chance. It is not advertised and is the only campsite on Siel
 Island. I'm not sure about landing sites though.  Wild camping is allowed on Luing but again I'm not sure about landing sites.
I hope this is of help if you are planning to visit the bridge over the Atlantic. No petrol station.
Reply #9 Feb 23, 2017, 2:14 pm
 

Offline John mcgonigal

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Sorry campsite is at Cuan ferry not cullipool
Reply #10 Feb 23, 2017, 2:56 pm
 

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     Hi  I'm just thinking on your planes   going on the Scotland cruising  for two weeks or one week if one week what  week please 
         as I'm going for one week .                 
                                                                  Tom
Reply #11 Feb 23, 2017, 4:29 pm
 

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thanks John - I'll need to check out the hover-parking first!

Tom - it's not a "plan" - more like an idea at the moment.  It'll be totally weather dependent and parking at the launch site is quite limited (the pier at the end of the road usually has space for two or three campers - provided no-one else is using it as it's a very nice location).
Reply #12 Feb 23, 2017, 6:29 pm
 

Offline penfold

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It might be possible to arrange the supply of petrol at Easdale; a sightseeing boat trip company runs RHIBs from there and they have (or at least had) a petrol bowser at the pier on Seil Island.
Reply #13 Feb 24, 2017, 4:20 am
 

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                              Ok thanks John.    8)
Reply #14 Feb 24, 2017, 11:10 am