Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

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Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:58 am

Hello,

Son wants me to take him and friends to Corran on the yacht for Hogmanay. Apparently there is gig in the village hall or something that their Mountaineering Club are having.

I am not keen but might just do it. I am looking for any experience or comments on overnight stops at Corran, North and South of the narrows.

Thanks,

Alastair
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Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

Postby cpedw » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:58 am

We once stopped on the north side, which I think is the most practical spot to be close to the village, for a lunch break. It was straightforward to anchor though there are are a few moorings.

It seemed like it would be OK in settled southerly weather. Definitely not the place to be in any sort of northerly. But there's Sallachan Bay about 3 miles south, which is well sheltered from the north but completely exposed to the south.

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Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

Postby marisca » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:04 pm

The fish farm to the north's rotating feeder squeaks annoyingly. Eddy up the west side on the ebb.

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Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

Postby Ocklepoint » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:27 pm

What's the tide doing over Hogmanay? If it were a calm evening/night you might have enough water to lie alongside the pier just to the north of the ferry slip on the west side. Doubt that anyone would bother you. Handy for the pub.

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Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

Postby pagoda » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:19 pm

Not quite a Corran solution, though if you needed to bail out for shelter earlier than planned, there's a fine wee anchorage at the NE end of Eilean Balnagowan. Good for most things except North/north East. Been in there twice- going to/ from Corpach and Oban.

N56 37.969 W5 20.160

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Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

Postby cpedw » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:25 am

Balnagowan is a bit restricted by a mooring in the bay, though still usable I think.

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Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

Postby pagoda » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:59 pm

There was a wee motor boat moored close in to the NW side when we were there in late August, it was fairly shallow and didn't swing much so caused no real bother.

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