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by foolsbrew
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Finally - pix from the 2007 Malts Cruise
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Thanks all - :oops: - I will pass on the compliments to the photographers. As I say, I have a few more I need to get up to Flickr, as soon as I do I'll post an update. Silkie - the wee heavy turned out quite nice, and is drinking loverly at the moment. I ended up having to use a Belgian yeast strain...
by foolsbrew
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Classic Malts Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 5014

Also as a follow up, somewhere I have a pic of the Bowmore distillery which proudly features a quote from Banks stating something along the lines of "If you can't find a Bowmore to fall in love with, you're probably wasting your money on whiskey..."
by foolsbrew
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Classic Malts Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 5014

Yep, he did. Nick followed up with me via email about the pix, and I finally got a link to many of them posted. I will add a few more, and try to label them more readably.

See the more recent post about finally posting the pix.
by foolsbrew
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Finally - pix from the 2007 Malts Cruise
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Finally - pix from the 2007 Malts Cruise

This is not all, by any means, of the photos we took on our charter and cruise of the Malts Cruise this year past, but the cat-herding involved in gathering the photos from my crew has proved a true challenge. Plus, I'm lazy. Sort of. Hey, it only took me almost a year. http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
by foolsbrew
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: New hazard in Oban Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 6718

You want seaplanes?

There's an air charter service here that flies out of a bay in our ship canal between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, basically right next to downtown Seattle. They are actually quite good pilots, but the "runway" is much more urban than Oban, and has kayak, power boat, sailboat and pedal...
by foolsbrew
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Classic Malts Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 5014

I'd be honored...

Of course, by all means. I need to get you more of the photos. My gosh you guys live in a beautiful place. I bet it's breathtaking even in storm season? Do you get many folks wanting a cottage with a fire and view of the mayhem? Around here on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia N...
by foolsbrew
Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Classic Malts Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 5014

Words fail me...

I cannot adequately express how wonderful a time was had by our entire crew on the Cruise this year. The weather was really spectacular, the boat was quite adequate (held 7 of us well and still sailed well), and the whisky was, well, you know quite well I would imagine. I am actually working on writ...
by foolsbrew
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Malts Cruise - We promise to behave...
Replies: 23
Views: 10353

pub etiquette

The most important education on local customs since The Golden Bough...

"...and one for yourself then?"
by foolsbrew
Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Malts Cruise - We promise to behave...
Replies: 23
Views: 10353

Thanks!!

Well, we're nearly on our way. I wanted to thank all of you for a warm welcome and your guidance and suggestions!! I hope we do share an anchorage or pub space, and if we should I can promise a pint or two on me...(this would mean I would buy you a pint, not that you should throw one one on me. Besi...
by foolsbrew
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Malts Cruise - We promise to behave...
Replies: 23
Views: 10353

No apologies necessary

Bear in mind, we come from the Pacific Northwest. Our summer begins July 4. It rains here for 10 months of the year. Mostly a benign rain, but not always. This past winter 70-80 knot windstorms knocked out electricity for weeks for some people. Summer, when the weather is almost nice, is typically p...
by foolsbrew
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Malts Cruise - We promise to behave...
Replies: 23
Views: 10353

Once again, to all, I appreciate the info! I'm to hand Claymore my Blackberry across his bilge, then? That pic was *after* they shortened scope? Now I know why you mentioned something about being able to shake hands with the chap. I read with intense concentration the post on the Easdale outing, as ...
by foolsbrew
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Malts Cruise - We promise to behave...
Replies: 23
Views: 10353

Thanks!!

Silkie: I read your post about someone anchoring on top of you, the picture just made me laugh out loud. I will try not to anchor less than a boatlength on top of anyone! Claymore: Perhaps Burt Lancaster's finest role. I can only hope to lose my Blackberry to a tide pool...Arisaig was one of those s...
by foolsbrew
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Malts Cruise - We promise to behave...
Replies: 23
Views: 10353

Islays are NOT too peaty...

We are chartering the estimable Eloise, a Sun Odyssey 43 DS. There are 7 of us, so we wanted to be sure we could banish misbehaving miscreants to their cabins, short of keel-hauling. For as long as I have owned a boat - a J30 and now a Bavaria 32 - there has been a bottle of Islay on her. Sometimes ...
by foolsbrew
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Malts Cruise - We promise to behave...
Replies: 23
Views: 10353

addendum

I should add, I've read the moorings and anchoring articles on the site, and of course read Martin Lawrence, and some of the CCC stuff. I'm looking for that "local knowledge." And, this is your chance to tell us how not to behave, and regale us with horror stories of our countrymen behavin...
by foolsbrew
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: More Garmin grief . . . the saga continues
Replies: 7
Views: 5390

I think "bitplumber" sums it up....

Don't believe those fancy titles, I really just clean up the messes and fetch cold drinks for the real staff. ;) As long as the 128 has some way to tell it to export the waypoints ( you mentioned a repeater, so it seems it's transmitting the NMEA sentences over the wire), you can probably catch it j...

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