Paddling around Mull?

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Mick Wood
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Paddling around Mull?

Post by Mick Wood » Sat Oct 12, 2002 5:14 pm

Hi Folks!!

Long time no see...or should that be read??? mmm....dunno....

anyway, the reason for my brief visit to the familiarity of the online guidebook, I'm really interested in hiring a sea kayak and paddling around Mull, taking in Staffa and the Treshnish Islands on-route. I reckon it'd take me just over a week in good weather? is that a fair estimate? are there any local problems I should know about? By the way - I've never sea kayaked before but am level 3 in Open (nearly) and level 3 in Kayak Inland so I'm assuming transferability of my skills with learining about tides would see me right? I can't afford a guide/instructor and to be frank, don't really want one as the whole idea is self reliance - camping on the way. Any hints/tips would be very much appreciated!!

My life's gone a bit tit's up so anyone with my old contact details won't be able to get through so if anyone wants to e-mail me they can do so at work:

endeavourtrain@btconnect.com

I'll try to visit the site a bit more often so I can at least pick up any replies!!

Thanks all!! :D

Mick

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Re: Paddling around Mull?

Post by Mark R » Sat Oct 12, 2002 5:17 pm

Nice to see you here again Mick.

Have you seen the articles on the reports page?

Mull is gorgeous...I can't see you'll have any worries as long as you watch the weather and dodge the ferries.


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Mull

Post by graeme » Sun Oct 13, 2002 7:00 pm

Hi Mick,
Staffa is a must see spot if you get a sun set it's
stunning.
If you have found any Rentals in the area or in Skye
please pass their detais to me ASAP,
Regards
Graeme.
Ps. you must go the Mishnish for a drink if your in
Tobermoray

Mick Wood
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no hire stuff yet....

Post by Mick Wood » Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:31 am

Thanks,

I've not got round to finding a hire place yet, apparently there's one in Glasgow? If I remember I'll to post the details as and when I get them.

Cheers

Mick

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Hire?

Post by Mike Buckley » Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:48 am

Oh?

If you're thinking of Highrange btw, they went out of business a while back.

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Re: Mull

Post by adrian j pullin » Mon Oct 14, 2002 2:06 pm

On the topic of paddling round Mull, does anyone know what the situation is on camping on Staffa or the Trishnish isles? Is camping allowed, ignored or discouraged?

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Re: Mull

Post by Mark R » Mon Oct 14, 2002 5:40 pm

Not much use me mentioning it now, but there was a wildlife programme about the Treshnish Isles last night. I missed the darned thing too.


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camping....

Post by Mick Wood » Tue Oct 15, 2002 11:05 am

If the camping is the same on Staffa and the Treshnish Isles as it is on Mull it's OK to camp.

I'm not sure where we would hire kit from? A friend of mine is looking into getting kit so I'll see what he comes up with!

Cheers

Mick

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Jealous!

Post by Mike Buckley » Tue Oct 15, 2002 11:44 am

www.sesk.btinternet.co.uk/mull01.html , just for amusement you understand. Looks nice.

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Re: no hire stuff yet....

Post by Jim » Tue Oct 15, 2002 7:13 pm

Where in glasgow have you heard you can hire sea kayaks? I'm interested because I live in Glasgow and can't think of anywhere except perhaps Tiso, but they only have demo boats AFAIK. They certainly hire walking a ski equipment but I can't imagine them having kayaks for hire unless I've managed to completely overlook the fleet somehow :-)

There are probably paddlers in Glasgow with enough spare boats to hire some out!

JIM

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camping on staffa

Post by Day » Wed May 28, 2003 4:55 am

Does anyone know anything definite about camping on staffa?

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