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Jura Circumnavigation

    

LCC Advanced Sea Trips
Tom P

A 6 day round trip of Jura based on taking the ferry to Port Askaig on Islay Exact details to be agreed by those that RSVP

Plan B trip based on more sheltered waters around Arduanie/Seil/Oban 

Tentative weather dependent Plan A Please CHECK MY TIDAL CALCULATIONS--- like the government- collective responsibility if wrong !

Wed 26

Boats packed and checked in BY 12 .50 kennacraig Sail 1300 Arrives Port Askaig 14.55 (kennacraig 4hrs 13 min from Ullswater)

Sound of Islay flows North at 16.42.  To be  on water as soon as we can make headway. Launch point is metres from where ferry docks.  Camp as far North East as we can get ! ie Glenbatrick ? or Ruantallan bothy area (bothies are still closed) 

Thursday 27

camp to Glengarrisdale bothy area.

Friday 28

Neap tides. The Hagg flows east from 13.57 (please check)  Morning paddle to Bagh Gleann Muc  arrive here no earlier than 12.57 and await our moment.

Once through the Corrveckan head south and camp either at Port an Tiobart or further south.

Saturday 29

Head South campsite at Jura Hotel Caignish closed until March 2021

Could get boat Sunday 1530 or Monday either 0700 or 1700

Obviously this is all weather dependent. 

Corrryveckan westerly flow (flood) on wed 26 is 16.57 so would mean a crossing of sound of Jura. Westerly on Thursday 05.41 and 18.17 and on Friday 28 (neaps) is 07.14 and 2012 --not helpful.

All calculations based on Oban meteo Consult Marine Tides and tidal streams from Clyde Cruising club Kintyre to Ardnamurchan.

If anybody knows of any likely wild camping spots please let me know.  Ferry is £6.90 one way. I will keep an eye on availability  Have confirmed they are still taking sea kayakers.

 

 

 

 


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Have reserved a place for Ian Barker, a new club member (joined today) whose booking system has not yet gone live. Ian has been around Jura previously in a kayak.

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I put my name down not seeing the comment at the bottom - will forego the trip I understand I may be causing problems by exceeding the six number

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thanks Brian. There may be a way around this so I will keep you on the whats app group i am about to set up with all info on it. Check SCA info as there may be different rules in Scotland. From a wild camping point of view we probably do not want more than 7 tents for some of the smaller spots.

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That is fine Tom - no problem - it was touch and go as to whether I could leave work - perhaps it is better that I give it a miss

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