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Covid-19 and the Strachur Bay Pontoon:

In the meantime the pontoon is closed to walkers, fishers, swimming, and recreational berthing, as there is insufficient width to socially distance between parties.

The pontoon will be available in emergency for rescue and recovery (RNLI operations for example)

The pontoon will be available for the annual servicing and repair of moorings between April and June.

As time goes by, and the Government update their guidelines, there may be scope to relax these measures.

To get the most up to date status, please e-mail the Secretary at ianarnold1@btinternet.com

Restricted use will only be permitted in accordance with safe working practice as issued by the CMO.

 


Great Facilities

Upper Loch Fyne provides a magnificent cruising area with deep sheltered waters.  There are moorings available at Otter Ferry, Strachur and at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar right at the head of the Loch.  The Strachur pontoon makes an ideal pickup and loading point adjacent to the A886.  Local shops can provide most essentials and the garage – a short walk from the pontoon can supply petrol, diesel and calor gas.  In Strachur, the Creggans Inn (about a mile) and the Out of the Blue Bistro (200 yds) offer good food and a convivial atmosphere.

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Wonderful Scenery

Loch Fyne is a fjord-like Highland Sea Loch which in total is about 40 miles long.  Mountains rise from sea level to as high as 2500 feet and the water is 400 feet deep in places.  The loch is known for its magnificent sunsets.  Along the shores are several small towns and numerous castles, stately homes and gardens.  Crarae Gardens and Ardkinglas Gardens are particularly worth a visit.  The shores of the loch are mainly forested with a mixture of ancient Scottish woodland and modern commercial forestry.

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A Warm Welcome

Argyll is famous for its warm welcome to visitors, whether they arrive by sea, road or (occasionally) sea plane.  There are marinas, hotels, restaurants and many visitor attractions waiting to serve you.  And if you want a little solitude, you will always be able to find a sheltered and quiet anchorage.

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