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by stevepick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: News on Covid and Access Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

I am trying to get my head around the statements on the Rum, Eigg and Canna websites. The Rum one comes across as rather thuggish, and aggressive. The three islands are "closed", no travel permitted by Calmac ( quite how this has been arranged I am not sure ) many of the other Calmac islan...
by stevepick
Mon May 18, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 59
Views: 3004

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

If you are "sure" you have had it, why do you need a test to confirm? And you would need a test that does not yet exist. Just to clarify, I am fairly sure I had Covid-19 whilst skiing in northern Italy in late feb. The symptoms weren't the usual ( I was extremely fatigued, elevated, but n...
by stevepick
Sun May 10, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 59
Views: 3004

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

I would like to be able to check the boat (its an hours drive away) and do some of the pre-launch work required, so I couldn't sail till that is done. I don't think a touch of lobbying by the site listed is detrimental. The politicians are limited by R, the numbers of new cases and the lack of a Tes...
by stevepick
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Where Am I?
Replies: 30
Views: 1968

Re: Where Am I?

Tinkers hole, Pig Island, Torran rocks or David Balfour bay for the literary landmark?
by stevepick
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Hazards approaching Dunstaffnage
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Hazards approaching Dunstaffnage

The black plastic oil can seems to have been there for years. God knows what it is tied to. Several times I was tempted to check it out, but we were always headed back for the marina when passing it, and I couldn't be bothered.
by stevepick
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay public meeting 4th February
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Re: Oban Bay public meeting 4th February

Was anyone able to attend this? What came out of the meeting?
by stevepick
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rigging?
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Re: Rigging?

Seen 3, know of one other. Out of the 4, 3 were westerly yachts. Not sure that really accounts for anything, other than all westerly boats are well past 10 years old. 2 were at WHYW, when conditions didn't seem that bad. One was Storm Mhor mentioned by Marisca above ( saw her towed back into Bunessa...
by stevepick
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Hamish Haswell-Smith Obituary
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: Hamish Haswell-Smith Obituary

Very sad news. The book is a superb monument to him. The obituary describes a man who crammed a lot into his life. Makes me feel I need to get going on stuff!
by stevepick
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Stavanger to Oban - any advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4564

Re: Stavanger to Oban - any advice

Hi Harold, welcome to the forum. We had 5 folk on a 40 foot boat. So could run 3 watches, which meant everyone got a 6 hour break, which means everyone got a reasonable amount of sleep, and your watch moves through the day. I find 2 on 2 off, or 4 on 4 off too lacking in sleep, and your watch doesn'...
by stevepick
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Norway Pilot Guide: Den Norske Los
Replies: 8
Views: 4000

Re: Norway Pilot Guide: Den Norske Los

Its a bit annoying if they discontinue the PDF's, but it is a bit like complaining about a free lunch :) . One thing we found this summer was ubiquitous 5G phone signal from Lofoten to Træna to Bergen. So the online version should be available pretty much anywhere.
by stevepick
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Norway Pilot Guide: Den Norske Los
Replies: 8
Views: 4000

Re: Norway Pilot Guide: Den Norske Los

I think this gives the link to the current PDF's: https://www.kartverket.no/en/Maps--Nautical-Charts/Nautical-Publications/The-Norwegian-Pilot-Guide/ The statement on the above page implies that the PDFs will be updated once its all online? I printed these all out and used them this summer on our tr...
by stevepick
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Stavanger to Oban - any advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4564

Re: Stavanger to Oban - any advice

I think Nick has it right. We had 2 really good trips there and back this summer. What was in our favour was the luxury of time to wait for a good weather window, and we also had the luxury of being fully crewed so we could run 3 watches , which I feel makes a big difference on a passage when everyo...
by stevepick
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Stavanger to Oban - any advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4564

Re: Stavanger to Oban - any advice

We did Shetland (Unst) to Ålesund in may , fully crewed ( 5 up) 40 ft yacht. With a good forecast we had a reasonable romp over ( it was appx 240 miles in 31 hours). Coming back we sailied from just south of Bergen to Kirkwall with a solid northerly for the first 24 hours , we ended up motorsailing ...
by stevepick
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: oop north
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: oop north

Good in parts :D . Got ourselves up to Lerwick waited for weather window. Departed Lerwick with 4 days weather looking good - intending to sail straight to Lofoten. 2 crew (out of 5) hit with seasickness so put into Balta. Recovered next day headed off, wind didn't pan out so put into Ålesund, weath...
by stevepick
Fri May 31, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: oop north
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

oop north

So , years ago, a screensaver popped up on my PC at work. it was a view of Reine. Inspired I thought I must go there one day. So now we are here and no picture really does it justice .... https://photos.app.goo.gl/3f7FSvTXJkywP2DE7 So far have only had a great time in Norway, even in the rain. when ...

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