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by cpedw
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Greece
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Greece

I could mention that following our pleasant experience in the Ionian in the early 1980's, we went on to enjoy a Lycian coast cruise in Turkey. That was a bit too hot for me but otherwise enjoyable. We tried repeating that in 2015 but it was hugely overcrowded with ebullient Russians. I think that ha...
by cpedw
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Greece
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Greece

Sorry Nick, I would have told you if I'd known of this gap in your knowledge base. We first went on a flotilla in the Ionian with the in-laws in about 1980. I was the most experienced sailor - 2 weeks on the Norfolk Broads and a Day Skipper theory course behind me. We had a fantastic time and learne...
by cpedw
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is TOP broken?
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Is TOP broken?

stevepick wrote:The moderators all banned themselves, and now no-one can get in the fix the issue.

Wouldn't happen here :shock:
by cpedw
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is TOP broken?
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Is TOP broken?

I can't get into the forums. The main ybw site seems to work OK but following a link to the forums goes to forums.ybw.com/forums/ instead of www.ybw.com/forums and says "The resource was not found".

For completeness, I tried Chrome and Edge on Windows 10. Is it just me?

Derek
by cpedw
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Katya Adler
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Katya Adler

How well does she play the harmonica?
Is more harmonica solos the answer to Brexit?
by cpedw
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Store No Way coastguard dalek
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Store No Way coastguard dalek

Probably last sail of the season today - spoiled by the MSI announcement from Stornoway. Even Stephen Hawking had a less unpleasant timbre. Since the message is just to listen on channel x for the Stornoway weather forecast, couldn't they record a real voice rather than use a poor computer synthesis...
by cpedw
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Interesting plans from Calmac
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Interesting plans from Calmac

claymore wrote:Wonder if they are thinking of running a ferry to Tesco's.....

M&S need it more ...Image
by cpedw
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Broadford Bay Skye developments?
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Broadford Bay Skye developments?

It can be a useful place to get your breath back after negotiating Caolas Scalpay but apart from that, I agree there's not much point.

Derek
by cpedw
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bit of a Tester
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Bit of a Tester

That's a very low SSR number. Does Claymore qualify as a Vintage vessel?

Derek
by cpedw
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well my Buckos
Replies: 17
Views: 1467

Re: Well my Buckos

Depression can take many forms don't you think? Well, after a pleasant if Autumnal weekend jaunt to Craighouse for the Jura Music Festival on the good ship Fairwinds we are off to Greece in a fortnight for a week's cruise with Ocklepoint. https://sailingreece.co.uk/oddessy-2/ . . . then it is back ...
by cpedw
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 17
Views: 1688

Any news from the west?

WHAM are trying to get information about facilities in the Western Isles. There have been several pontoon developments in the last couple of years and the old scheme of a month's ticket for all W.I. moorings (excluding Stornoway) seems to have been withdrawn. If you were out that way this year, what...
by cpedw
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wednesday evening in Obam
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: Wednesday evening in Obam

Update - it seems it's just the first Wednesday of each month.
by cpedw
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oban Bay Notice to Mariners
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Oban Bay Notice to Mariners

Claymore's incident was reported here. There's little doubt that Calmac are keen to highlight the number of incidents but when pressed how many reports there have been to MCA or MAIB they go quite quiet. That's not to deny that the North Channel in mid summer is a very busy place and there are some ...
by cpedw
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oban Bay Notice to Mariners
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Oban Bay Notice to Mariners

CMAL have issued a Notice which mostly reiterates that the ferries are big and deep and it's a narrow channel but also says they should show 3 reds or a cylinder to make it clear. And specially for Claymore, it asks masters of large vessels to stick to their speed limits. Clearly the Mighty Weapon h...
by cpedw
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wednesday evening in Obam
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Wednesday evening in Obam

Freeform acoustic music from about 8 musicians in the Oban Inn. I think it's a Wednesday regular event. Well worth 30 of Telo's £s on the new pontoons to join in.
Derek

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