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    Heading to oban bothy soon on canadian canoes. Think its about 10miles, anyone any idea of the distance and how long it takes. Cheers

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    That all depends on where you are departing from
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    I am departing from a small pier about 1 mile up from the start of the loch

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    Hi there

    Looking at the map it is about 10 or 11 miles. But being across a serious large loch, it could take anything between a few hours with a modest wind behind you, and a long day fighting in to it. Or the wind will get up and you'll have to wait it out, or worse find yourself in big difficulty, swamping in big waves.

    I'm sure this isn't the case, but if you can't check the distance for yourself on an OS map and know that conditions on big lochs will dictate how long it will take, be careful. It is no place for beginners.

    If you know what you're doing and I'm being a prat, tell me to get my nose out!

    Hope you have a good trip!
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

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    Also depends on how many are in a canadian. With two of us we did it in 3.5 hours with no real wind for the first three miles then an increasing headwind for the rest of the journey, peaking at about 8/10MPH. Oban bothy is great with two rooms, fireplace in each and a large area upstairs.

    have you done it yet?

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    Have solo'ed Morar, it is a serious bit of water, particularly in a blow, always look for your escape routes and as has been said above, be prepared!

    Alan L.

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