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You can go from Oban (£18 single), or via Corran ferry but with the travel time and 2 ferrys to take, Oban prob best bet. Coming back on Sat maybe go via Fishnish then Corran and through Glen Goe?

I'm aiming to stop over in Arran tue & wed eves (only ever went to Brodick once just to sample a building for asbestos- great), there's morning ferries to Claonaig then its about 2 hrs up to Oban, so how about Oban ferry port on Thursday for about 11.30am?
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Oban sounds fine. D'ye know if theres a cafe or something near the ferry terminal? Might be the best place to meet.
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The Oban ferry seems to leave at 12pm and 2pm (ie every 2 hours) and vehicles need to be there 30mins before so I guess its 11.30am at the latest. From memory, the ferry port is ar the far end of the main front street so just meet there.

As far as campsites go, there's one outside Tobermory (20 mins walk to town) and one in Craignure though Tobers might be best for a bit of entertainment?

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Hi Guys, the Oban - Mull ferry is expensive and time consuming. How about an RV on Thursday at the SYHA (cheap) in Oban or tenting by the Clachaig (cheaper but the home of the midgies) in the Coe then on Friday Ft.Bill - Mallaig for lunch then backtrack to Inverairlort and round the back road to the Arndamurchan penninsula, Light house at the westernmost point on the Scottish mainland then back to Strontian for and nightstop. Sat A.M. nurse hangover across Corran ferry and back to reality. Ride safe, Mike.
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Mike- Yes, I'd be equally happy doing that run as I still haven't seen Sanna Bay yet (I'll bring my beach towel) .

How about meeting up in Oban for a bit of lunch on thurs then a run over to the Red Squirrel campsite for a few jars in the Clachaig then on friday your run around Ardnamuchan to Strontian etc.

Over to you Matt.

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Sounds good to me.
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Maja can't make Oban now but he will make the Coe- I'm still planning on heading that way on thurs 31st though.

If weather looking rubbish for those days, give me a bell on my mob (don't seem to have your no, can you pm me it)

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Many thanks to Mike (Maja) in St Andrews for feeding and watering Matt and myself. Always good to have a backup plan involving drinking when weather ain't great, especially as I'd seen enough rain down in Wales earlier in the week to last a lifetime.

I had a great night, but not sure how much of the useful info you gave me re S/C America I actually retained due to the volume of red wine we drank.

Have a great trip Mike and hopefully catch up with you before you depart Buenos Aires.

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Aye, really good evening, and I'll second that about the grub, Mike does an excellent Spag Bol!
Hope both you guys have a good trip in S.America. Expect to read some great stories and see some good photos on websites!
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Aye, really good evening, and I'll second that about the grub, Mike does an excellent Spag Bol!
Hope both you guys have a good trip in S.America. Expect to read some great stories and see some good photos on websites!
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Cheers Matt - ps I've got one or two not bad photos from the trail riding in Wales & HU meet in Ripley already on my wee website (look at my profile for link) which will be regularly updated in a military fashion once I'm on the trip. Yeah, right.

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