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toxicturtle
10-10-2011, 19:58
Just back from an impromptu weekend to the Dunoon area. Got off the ferry 8ish friday night n after a drive out of Hunters Quay we ended up in Ardentinny for the night. Was dark when we pulled into a carpark and when we got up the next morning we noticed the obligatory yellow sign behind a growing fir tree. Ooops! but on the plus side it did have "facilities" as the lady calls them, aka toilets wi running water and wi the bonus of skelpy hot! Nothing was said tho I wouldnt recommend parking on a Saturday night due to it possibly being used for the local church too on the Sunday morning. There is a space for a van or two about 1/2 a mile before on the land side of the road but it would have meant reversing into it and the lady didnt think much of the view from the back of the van, she prefers waking up to a sea view out the back window.
Saturday we parked in Dunoon itself in the free carpark area, just along from the paying bit. Reversed up to the railing for obligatory sea view and spent the afternoon wandering the second hand shops before a few beers. Back for a coffee then had a good night in various pubs after a good feed at Rio's. A tad unsettled night due to it being a tad windy and the rubber pirate flag rotating on the CB whip at just the right frequency to sound like a violin and resonating down int the van off the gutter. It was funny at first (well i was a tad cheerful) n then i fell asleep! tho the afore mentioned lady was none to impressesd!
Up bright if no early, breakfast then a wee drive to Clachaig to the abandoned village and Gunpowder mill before picking up cheap ferry tickets at Hunters Quay holiday park (20 for a van n 2 adults or 22 for a van n family) then onto the ferry and home.

rab
14-10-2011, 11:05
You certainly get around mate, sounds good, only ever drove through Dunnon before never stopped overnight,you can tell me more on the 28th if it`s still on.

rab

Barbt
14-10-2011, 11:41
We have been to Dunoon many times. We always wild camp on Loch Striven - from Dunoon ferry, keeping the water on your left follow the road right along, through Inellan, then through Toward. When you get to Loch Striven drive along the track, it's narrow but the bin lorry can get down there ok. Drive straight through the Nato Oil terminal, and look for Brackley Point - it is on the map. It's a narrow gap in the trees but easy enough to negotiate. There's plenty of camping there. If you go right down to the beach it's nice and level but inclined to get very wet - we once needed to be pushed out - luckily there were a whole load of divers there to help us! The best place is slightly nearer to the road - it's obvious where to camp - there's a lot of evidence of camp fires.

Canalsman
14-10-2011, 12:40
We have been to Dunoon many times. We always wild camp on Loch Striven - from Dunoon ferry, keeping the water on your left follow the road right along, through Inellan, then through Toward. When you get to Loch Striven drive along the track, it's narrow but the bin lorry can get down there ok. Drive straight through the Nato Oil terminal, and look for Brackley Point - it is on the map. It's a narrow gap in the trees but easy enough to negotiate. There's plenty of camping there. If you go right down to the beach it's nice and level but inclined to get very wet - we once needed to be pushed out - luckily there were a whole load of divers there to help us! The best place is slightly nearer to the road - it's obvious where to camp - there's a lot of evidence of camp fires.

This spot is in the POI download :)

toxicturtle
20-10-2011, 21:56
You certainly get around mate, sounds good, only ever drove through Dunnon before never stopped overnight,you can tell me more on the 28th if it`s still on.

rab

Yup, lookin forward to it mate, beer music n fire wi no-one to upset. Turtles up to 5k this year which isn't to bad for a 30 year old bus, did however demand a new spigot bearing, seal an clutch tho last month, the joys o van love


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