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Conor74
2012-08-30 08:54:41
Blaskets - the logistics...
Mick Sheeran sent me the following explaining why 3 islands may be tricky (and he was basing it on 20, we have 24)

September 8th H.W. 1000 L.W. 1630
Boat
Ventry pier to Inish na Bro approx. 1 ½ hrs 12 mls
Inish na Bro to Tuaisceart approx. 1 hr 6mls.
Tuaisceart to Great Blasket approx. ½ hr 4mls.
Great Blasket to Ventry pier approx. 1 hr 8mls
Total 4hrs. 30mls

Tendering
Inish na Bro dinghy X 20 pax = 2 trips X 2 = 4 trips = 1hr @ 15mins per trip
Tuaisceart dinghy X 20 pax = 2 trips X 2 = 4 trips = 1hr@ 15 mins per trip
Great Blasket dinghy X 20 pax = 2 trips X2 =4 trips = 1hr @ 15 mins per trip
Total 12 trips 3 hrs

Total time in boats [ boat and tender] 7hrs

Total time on each island 1hr X 3 3hrs
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Minimum duration of trip [20 pax and I hr on each island] 10hrs

Necessay to:
Depart Ventry pier 0800
Return Ventry pier 1800 or later

Notes:
1. H.W. +_ 2hrs necessary at Inish na Bro “landing” to get through gulley
2. Max. 20 people as originally planned [ideally less]. Any more people will necessitate more dinghy trips, more time and more chance of delays making whole trip 11 / 12 hrs or more
3. This schedule presumes all going well and nobody sprains an ankle on rough terrain etc. more likely with bigger group

To which I replied...

If time is tight, then we will reduce the time spent on the Great Blasket as people can get back there some other time via the regular ferry services. However, the chance to get out to the other two which are normally inaccessible is the main attraction of the day - even if the Great Blasket is the most famous of the islands. Many of us have been to the Great Blasket a few times and won't need to bag the highest point again anyway, so we can be last off on the tenders. An 8am start is fine.

I have forwarded your schedule to the members and advised them of your concerns about times. If it's cutting it too fine we can reduce the time on each island. They appreciate that the sea crossings will take a significant amount of time.

Given the numbers, you might revert with the overall figure if you can - just so I can ensure that each person has the right cash ready at the point of departure."
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