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Post by Ripley » 15/08/16 21:10

Ok folks it turns out that our planned trip to Mull will now not go ahead.
Accommodation is non existent due to there being an annual music festival starting on the Friday and most of the hotels etc are already pre booked :crybaby:

Peter and I have been in discussion about this and we have decided that we shall head to Skye on the Thursday and cover part of the island that afternoon.We will stay on Skye on Thursday night and do the rest of the island on Friday before heading to Ullapool.

Bearing in mind our numbers....20 cars.....30 people.....it's proving difficult to get somewhere to accommodate us all. The Cluanie Inn (just outside Kyle of Lochalsh) was a possible but can't quite take the numbers.
At the moment I'm in negotiation with the Uig Hotel. Some may remember we had lunch there a couple of years ago. They can just about fit us all in but I'm going to need some help as some folks will have to share a room...not ideal I know but it's the best I can do at the moment. Listed below is a possible room scenario going on the accommodation available.

8 double rooms
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Bob and Ann
Peter and Emma
James and Dale
Stewart and Patsy
Scott and HWMBO
Vinny and Stacy
Alan and Ria
Ian and Jo
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5 twin rooms
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Chris and Pete
Tom and Jimmy
Ian and Alan
Stu
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1 triple room
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Dick, Kieran, Topdownman
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4 single rooms (all the snorers!!)

TLF
Peter
Nic
Steve

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At the moment the cost PER HEAD regardless of room is £70 Dinner Bed and Breakfast.

I am trying to negociate this and will confirm as soon as I can but I'm keen to get the accommodation in place then we can move forward with the routes.

I hope most of you are happy with the above. If anyone is really unhappy about the sharing bit pm me but I'm pretty limited in what I can do.
Thanks for your cooperation guys :th:


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Post by Steve-M-UK » 15/08/16 21:57

The Uig hotel was a lovely place, i'm happy with that , and yes my snoring is legendary :)
thankyou for all your effort on our behalf

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Post by vinp182 » 15/08/16 22:13

We are good with whatever you decide Ann :th: we know it's very difficult to cater for so many people. Thanks for sorting it for us, can't wait :D
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Post by peteV6R5 » 15/08/16 22:54

vinp182 wrote:We are good with whatever you decide Ann :th: we know it's very difficult to cater for so many people. Thanks for sorting it for us, can't wait :D
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Post by Topdownman » 16/08/16 17:06

Cant be easy to organise this!

I am happy with whatever you decide.

Thanks.

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Post by TonyleFrog » 16/08/16 20:14

Fine with me Ann. :)
Steve-M-UK wrote:The Uig hotel was a lovely place, i'm happy with that , and yes my snoring is legendary :)
thankyou for all your effort on our behalf
Trinity House have me on retainer. ;)
Ripley wrote:Peter and I have been in discussion about this and we have decided that we shall head to Skye on the Thursday and cover part of the island that afternoon.We will stay on Skye on Thursday night and do the rest of the island on Friday before heading to Ullapool.
Oooh, does that mean we'll be using the Mallaig-Armadale ferry? - https://goo.gl/maps/S9x6zFZXNHy :th:

On Friday we should have time do this loop - https://goo.gl/maps/TBrqD7fFvhy
AFAIK we have never driven the A855 round the top of the island.
Plus it means we get a second crack at the Quiraing as well.

And maybe even include the B8083 to Elgol and back? - https://goo.gl/maps/3SJap1v9LxG2
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Post by 1979scotte » 16/08/16 20:24

If i have to share with my wife then so be it. :laughing

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Post by Ripley » 16/08/16 20:30

Hopefully we can cover pretty much all of the island, so bits we haven't had time to do before.

The ferry is a possibility but we are keen to get the accommodation in place first then we can sort the routes/options from there.

Thanks for your input Froggy :th:
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Post by Mr_Wedge » 16/08/16 21:52

Me and Jo are ok with whatever you organise.

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Post by chris » 18/08/16 21:52

No problem from me... :th:
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Post by cptspaulding » 24/08/16 16:54

's fine [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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Post by alanwheeldon » 25/08/16 21:42

Whatever, I'm easy :D


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Post by stewart@boro » 18/10/16 20:32

I'm assuming Stu is Stew :confused1:
Happy with anything, I'll bring my tent if necessary :th:

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Post by toymr2 » 02/11/16 17:39

Hi guys,
Just a gentle reminder about deposits, these need to be paid by the 30th of November or preferably sooner as we need to pay the hotels to secure our accommodation.

Cheers :)

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