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by DaveS
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Ignorance

Some years ago someone - I think Radio Shetland - printed tee shirts with a map of Shetland and the rest of the UK shown in a wee insert box...
by DaveS
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flu
Replies: 22
Views: 2127

Re: Flu

I had a flu jag for the first time this winter, since I'm now officially an auld blimey. I was also given a pneumonia jag, which is apparently a one off. No flu so far (fingers firmly crossed).

"Blimey" wasn't my choice of word.
by DaveS
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Beeb Forecast
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Beeb Forecast

The good ship Marisca has circumnavigated Scotland albeit via the Clyde/Carron ditch, the Crinan and the Caledonian. I was expecting a wee mention in the New Year's honours but not a peep. Yon Chichester got a knighthood for not much more! The F&C is currently closed to through navigation since...
by DaveS
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: South and west of Islay?
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: South and west of Islay?

I've been round the outside of Islay once, clockwise from Lagavulin (after distillery & warehouse tours - recommended). The swell started to become significant approaching The Oa, and remained so round the west coast, refracting round the point of Nave Island where I anchored, giving a quite unc...
by DaveS
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: All the best
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: All the best

And all the best from a pretty dreich Cumbria. (My first hogmanay in Englandshire.)
by DaveS
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Nancy Black's is closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: Nancy Black's is closed

Sad to see this close, but there again I think it's 20 years since I went in.
by DaveS
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 120
Views: 31232

Re: Drinks

mm5aho wrote:What time?


Could I suggest 1900?
by DaveS
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 120
Views: 31232

Re: Drinks

Of the dates suggested above suiting Silkie & Ken, I could make 25/11, 8/12, and 9/12. (I'm assuming Edinburgh, rather than Oban.)
by DaveS
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 120
Views: 31232

Re: Drinks

Clocks have gone back - time to start Brexit style negotiations over the when and where of the annual Ed'burg festive get-together? My "red lines" are not in w/c 18/12; all EU citizens have full round buying rights; and the North Channel 'tween Noriron and Scotland should be maintained. I...
by DaveS
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Temporary obstacle in Connel Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: Temporary obstacle in Connel Bay

While I can see their advantage from a maintenance perspective, I must say I don't like tidal turbine designs that involve creating a navigational hazard. At least one boat has already collided with the column design in Strangford Loch - which there is talk of replicating in Kyle Rhea. IMHO there sh...
by DaveS
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Boatshow
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: Boatshow

I was there on Saturday morning for a short visit. Arrived at 0930 to find the start time was 1000, so a wander round the pontoons looking at the second hand boats then visited the RYA section of the Chartroom. Free coffee, but no sign of the promised bacon rolls, and since the sign-in sheet hadn't ...
by DaveS
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Camping Gaz
Replies: 15
Views: 3365

Re: Camping Gaz

My fat fingers are often spelin things wrong - 'suspects' is correct. Bonfire night used to offer a few opportunities - tying penny bangers together and throwing them at next door's dog was a favourite of mine. We never did get to like each other... Ah yes, bangers... I liked making banger guns. A ...
by DaveS
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Friendly Argyll People - Offers Of Help
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Re: Friendly Argyll People - Offers Of Help

wully wrote:Probably only stopped to see if you'd anything worth nicking...


Oh, you cynic, you.
by DaveS
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Mistral is sold
Replies: 25
Views: 7113

Re: Mistral is sold

Minor crisis going on at the moment - scooshed intae Is. McCormaig, hopped nimbly up to deploy anchor. Feck all - just a clunk as the motor tripped the breaker. Windlass now languishin on a bench in Ardfern - in pieces an corroded. Whoopie-do. Apologies for delayed reply, but I have a couple of tim...
by DaveS
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Pontoons at Castlebay
Replies: 3
Views: 2864

Re: Pontoons at Castlebay

Are some or all of the VBs still there?

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