Anchoring in Easdale

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Anchoring in Easdale

Postby Silkie » Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:35 pm

Fancy a pint or six at Ellenbeich later this week but the Lawrence pilot is uncharacteristically reticent about about the qualities of Easdale as an anchorage. Presumably a no-no in NW winds, would anyone care to comment on it's suitability or otherwise for an overnight stop?

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Easdale Sound

Postby Nick » Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:38 pm

Bottom is slate and swinging room is a bit limited, so holding is not great.

Anchor off the end of the slate pier, or pick up the Eilean Eisdale mooring off the W end of the old steamer pier (ruins of). They say a donation is appreciated, but it is unlikely anyone will come out to collect it.

I would say anchor up to F3-4 and not in N or NW as it is gusty - otherwise pick up the buoy.

How much later in the week are you planning this debauch?
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Weekend plans

Postby Silkie » Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:16 am

Coming up on Thursday evening and returning Monday evening so 4 days to play with. Plan A included a run out to Coll/Tiree but the tides don't seem favourable for quality time ashore en route. So after an evening with pilot, tide tables and forecasts I am, if anything, further from a firm plan than before I started!

Ellenbeich has been on the hit list since I heard about the micro-brewery and is by way of a fragment of a plan B. Are you sailing this weekend?

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Weekend

Postby Nick » Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:05 am

1st mate and I are both off to the Clyde first thing Sat to go on separate boats . . .

Will you be inthe Oysterbrewery tomorrow (Thurs) or on Friday? Will try to drop over for a pint and discuss charts, ale and the state of the nation.

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Postby Silkie » Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:26 am

We'll probably be too late arriving to get anywhere on Thursday. Friday is a possibility since it doesn't look as if the wind is going to take us very far or fast.

I don't have a 'phone yet but my crew will. If you want to PM your numbers I can call if it looks likely.

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Easdale visit

Postby Silkie » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:49 pm

We anchored and moored as it turned out. Read the whole story in the latest blog entry. I'll definitely be going back now that I've figured out where the channel is!


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