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Neal - as far as I know you can only sail from Scotland to Northern Ireland - and even then it’s the southwest coast, Troon/Largs and/or Stranraer, which is a fair distance (and not worth the trip anyway) from the west coast highlands.
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Hmm.. i would be driving to Killarney.
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You guys just make me want to go to Scotland again! Cry
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That’s the west coast of Ireland buddy - even from Dublin it’s probably a 4h drive

It’d be a long trip trying to go from west coast highlands to west coast Ireland ... although maybe a great adventure
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Maynard Fried-San Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2019 at 3:33am
We were staying at my sister-in-law’s in Wicklow some years ago and were heading to Cork and then to Kerry. We got a train from Dublin (Heuston?), which we booked cheaply online a day or 2 before and then hired a car in Cork. It was very relaxing and a lot less expensive.
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Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

D65- I
actually have a Canal Boat brochure on my bench at work, my dad has
been pestering me to go on a narrow boating holiday with him and my mom
for years.. this one starts in LLangollen through to Whitchurch,
Macclesfield Canal, Manchester, Preston Brook and back... Its just not
my thing tho.




That's cool. It's not for everyone.


If you ever do fancy it, I would stick to the wide canals rather than the narrow ones, and hire a widebeam boat. Much nicer accommodation - not like living in a tube!


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They look great don't they, ive made patterns for the brass-ware for years, port-holes, windows, plaques and wot-nots.

My folks have been on a few over the years.. only things putting me off, im not one for sitting down, i would rather jog, cycle or fish the towpath plus my old man like to get his teeth into a good discussion (he doesn't get much of an opportunity now he's retired) but we're miles apart on the political spectrum, i fear it could be a week of inescapable 'Question Time on the High Sea's' well canals... this aside we get on like a house on fire. Having made my excuses for years, it just wouldn't be cricket to go on one now without them, i suppose I should just suck it up.

I'm still open to other suggestions re- destinations btw...
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My old man has sadly passed now. A lovely bloke, but I have to admit I would never have gone on holiday with him!


Re the level of activity when cruising, believe me, there can be days when you get no chance to sit down.

I have a few boating pals for whom I will act as "lock bitch" to get them up or down some steep flights.


Places such as the Wigan Flight (21 locks over 2 miles)on the Leeds Liverpool, or the climb out of Todmorden to Summit on the Rochdale will keep you on your feet and winding locks all day.

No jumping back on the boat between locks - walk/run/stagger to the next one...…


Other holiday choices are available......
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Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

I'm still open to other suggestions re- destinations btw...

00 if you get the weather there is a no more beautiful place than the west coast of Scotland. 
However, as Duke has also pointed out, the weather up here could possibly make it or break it.  
But as they say, 'there's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.' , and going on your previous exploits you don't look like one to be put off with some inclement weather.

I think if it's secluded beaches and outdoor exploration you are after you really couldn't go wrong with any of the Hebridean islands.
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I think you're right, i'm just looking into it now, the weather doesn't bother me in the slightist.. however my Mrs considers anything below 30°C perishing

A nice secluded shack anywhere warm in Europe, low budget hire car and we're happy, i can go wandering, my mrs can read and the boy can do whatever he pleases.
If it was just the great outdoors ive got the Peaks on my doorstep but the appeal of a secluded beach is whats drawing me in.. most of the coastline around the UK (some of which extremely beautiful) come the school holidays aint gunna to be for us.
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