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Campbeltown

Postby Booby Trapper » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:44 pm

Very impressed with the new pontoons and shower/toilets. Very reasonable rates. Must be popular,despite the extra pontoon spaces I had to raft up.
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Re: Campbeltown

Postby sahona » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:30 pm

Yup. We were there in May, hoping to get to the Northwest 200 around Coleraine, but got no further than C'town due to excessive wrinkles on the sea. I got the impression the whole place was on the up compared to memories past, but still not a great choice of noshing places. The pontoon was pretty full when we were there as well, probably due to the weather...
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Re: Campbeltown

Postby lady_stormrider » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:19 pm

I'm really pleased that Campbeltown pontoons are doing well - I've enjoyed stops there before now and the Hotel where you pay is too tempting to tarry. We found a great little Chinese restaurant quite by accident and I hope tourist information is getting upgraded. I do know there are Tesco and Co-op supermarkets to hand.
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Re: Campbeltown

Postby Booby Trapper » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:52 pm

Pay at the honesty box now in the new toilets and shower block just down the quay a bit from the tourist office. Put it in an envelope and fill in all your details on the outside.

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Re: Campbeltown

Postby lady_stormrider » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:42 pm

I presume the toilet and showers are close to the swimming pool?

Honestly - I'm not part of the Campbeltown Tourist Board.

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Re: Campbeltown

Postby fairy nuff » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:55 am

lady_stormrider wrote:I presume the toilet and showers are close to the swimming pool?

Honestly - I'm not part of the Campbeltown Tourist Board.

(*must visit distillery*)


No, they are on the fishing boat quay, beside the RNLI shop, and near where the lifeboat is berthed - about 50 yards or so from the top of the bridge to the pontoons.

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Re: Campbeltown

Postby mm5aho » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:51 am

Toilets and showers location sounds much better. Previously a walk to the showers at the pool, but quite restrictive hours. And toilets down that tiny laneway beside the Hotel, to find the toilets strewn with litter and worse.
Its a really convenient location, and with the increasing use of the longer but quicker MoK route rather than the expensive, slow Crinan Canal route, then this is a good stopping off point.

I've found the Chinese takeaway/restaurant that's along Longrow quite good. Is it still there?
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Re: Campbeltown

Postby Booby Trapper » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:11 pm

Spoke to Clyde Wanderer who was there on wed night this week and they were also having to raft up. I think there might be a lot of boats that were on moorings now using the pontoons for permanent berthing or as said maybe just more people stopping off here rather than using the canal.

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Re: Campbeltown

Postby aquaplane » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:47 pm

Was there last night, Port Ellen tonight, there was some rafting going on but max 2 deep, maybe half a dozen doubled up.

I like it. Lots of help on hand, maybe local berth holders in some cases but welcoming none the less.

On a walk to Tesco I had the thought, "it's a long way to come to drop the kids off at the pool at the leisure center", much better next to the Lifeboat.

Edit: forgot to say, I counted 11 boats in Sanda channel at one point, our gang of 7 and one other heading west, the rest coming the other way. A couple of others appeared later on. One of our group works for the canal, I wonder if he was comparing traffic volumes?
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Re: Campbeltown

Postby lady_stormrider » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:04 pm

At least you are now in Port Ellen in the inclement weather - Campbeltown can now be added to the places that will allow you to tie up and let a front pass over
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Re: Campbeltown

Postby Telo » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:09 am

I've always liked Campbeltown and its strange wee pubs and slightly down-at-heel atmosphere. Just a shame about the name though......

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Re: Campbeltown

Postby sam » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:07 pm

Telo wrote: Just a shame about the name though......


MacDonald I presume! :)

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Re: Campbeltown

Postby Telo » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:36 pm

sam wrote:
Telo wrote: Just a shame about the name though......


MacDonald I presume! :)


I could not possibly comment......

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Re: Campbeltown

Postby lady_stormrider » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:23 pm

I understand they run a chain of restaurants
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Re: Campbeltown

Postby sam » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:29 am

Telo wrote:
sam wrote:
Telo wrote: Just a shame about the name though......


MacDonald I presume! :)


I could not possibly comment......

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Oh I do! :)


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