Eilan Garbh - Gigha anchorage

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Eilan Garbh - Gigha anchorage

Postby pagoda » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:09 pm

I'm probably going South & round the Mull next Sunday/monday -and my current guesswork on tides suggests Gigha as the obvious place to hesitate.
However, there's a ridge of higher pressure looking possible - and I may end up with North Easterlies. Fine for sailing - less good for a quiet night near Gigha. Ardminish with any East is lumpy, and there are no pick-ups for the moorings either.
Has anybody been into the south bay at Eilan Garbh to anchor? It looks ideal for shelter in a N/NE. I cycled to the bay last year- but it was close to HW so got no clues about LW hazards. It gets mentions in various places- but little detail. The North facing bay looks clean.. but not likely to be appropriate.
Any info welcome.
Apologies to those of you who spot a similar post on TOP.... :wink:

thanks, Graeme

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Re: Eilan Garbh - Gigha anchorage

Postby Telo » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:35 pm

We've anchored on both sides of the doirlinn; last year in the south bay while it was blowing a northerly six. It's fine, all straightforward as I recall.

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Re: Eilan Garbh - Gigha anchorage

Postby ubergeekian » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:25 pm

pagoda wrote:However, there's a ridge of higher pressure looking possible - and I may end up with North Easterlies. Fine for sailing - less good for a quiet night near Gigha. Ardminish with any East is lumpy, and there are no pick-ups for the moorings either.
Has anybody been into the south bay at Eilan Garbh to anchor?


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