Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A Fyne trip on Argyll's Secret Coast!

A 21km day trip from Portavadie to Otter Ferry, Loch Fyne.

Auchalick Bay, Loch Fyne

Tidal streams in Loch Fyne are generally weak. In the Otter Ferry narrows:
+0555 HW Greenock (-0510 HW Dover) north-east going flood begins.
+0015 HW Greenock (+0135 HW Dover) south-west going ebb begins.
In mid channel the rate in each direction is 1 knot. Close to the beacon at the end of the spit, the rate is about 2 knots in each direction.

How sweet is the Clyde?

One way trade and a one way voyage.

Missed the gun but not the boat, in Loch Fyne.

Auchalick Bay, Loch Fyne.

High water in Kilfinan Bay.

Reviresco on the Loch Fyne Riviera.

Let them eat oysters, in Otter Ferry.

Fellow travellers on Loch Fyne.

The Oystercatcher, Otter Ferry, Loch Fyne.

Photo album map.


  1. Hi Douglas,

    A super trip report. I must confess to being one of those folk who thought of Loch Fyne as less than interesting - clearly I must now add it to the list!

    Good to see you at Perth, sorry I couldn't hang around after the presentation - we had a 4 year old grandson champing at the bit!

  2. Thank you IaN, it was real good to meet at Perth, we will need to get on the water together!

    We were out on Saturday and saw HMS Dragon on her first day of sea trials. Very little wake, very quiet, no smoke just a heat haze from her funnel!

    Loch Fyne was fantastic, did you see the other top end trip photos with Inveraray castle? We also did a day from Portavadie round to Colintraive for tea with a stop at Kames hotel for lunch!


  3. I saw the pictures of the top end of L. Fyne. I rather like the idea of paddling into MacCailean Mor's back garden!

    Agreed - we must get a paddle soon

    all the best