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West Coast sailing season Over

Posted by Beppo Buchanan-Smith on Oct 4, 2012 9:58:00 AM

After a busy summer on the water our moorings are now vacant for the winter and the boats all packed away for the next 6 months. This year we have had a number of visitors using the moorings with the latest one leaving his boat there as he headed south and arranging with the local marina to collect and store her over the winter. in reality it has been great to be back on the water and living on an island does make us wonder how we became detached from all the watersports but our new pier and moorings have allowed us to renew our acquaintances whether it be sailing, fishing, otter spotting , kayaking or even simply fishing off the rocks there is a wealth of activities for us to enjoy and give access to those who stay with us the opportunity to investigate.

So now it is back to dry land activities combined with a bit of insuring all is tied down and winterized for the next few months insuring that when we do awaken for the next boating season the job is easier and we can get on the water quicker than others. There will however remain some activities with Coastal Connection continuing to collect guests and take them offshore to Mull and other islands for visits and we are also helping a student from the Marine Laboratory at Dunstaffanage to collect data about Mussels in loch Creran and will be hosting a data collection pod by the pier over the winter. More about this as it happens!