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by cpedw
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

This takes me back quite a few years
by cpedw
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Lochalsh pontoons
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Lochalsh pontoons

The word on their websiteis now
"In 2019 season, we’ve been delayed with opening the pontoons due to unexpected problems, however our facility will be open from 14th July."
by cpedw
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Lochalsh pontoons
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Lochalsh pontoons

Does anyone know the current position?
A report iin TOP says they are back at last but Tripadvisor 3 days ago said they are still not working.
The community trust website also says 'closed'.
Anyone got a casting vote?
Derek
by cpedw
Sun May 26, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Round Mull Race 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Round Mull Race 2019

Your decisiveness is admirable. Have you considered a career in Brexit-fixing?
by cpedw
Thu May 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Store No Way coastguard dalek
Replies: 18
Views: 4316

Re: Store No Way coastguard dalek

Normal service has been resumed.

It took me a while to notice but I'm relieved that the computer has gone.
by cpedw
Tue May 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges
Replies: 11
Views: 4378

Re: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges

I feel sure that there must be one at SAMS, the marine lab at Dunstaffnage, but a quick Google didn't find it.
Derek
by cpedw
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Do we think
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: Do we think

Mebbe ... Some use AAs, some AAAs and some have USB charging plugs. If it's AA or AAA then simplest is to keep spare batteries. But if you've got a USB charging plug then chances are it's OK but I'd read the small print carefully for both items. They should both be nominally 5V but there can be exce...
by cpedw
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Yacht Juma
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Yacht Juma

Is there any other research direction than Google?

Derek
by cpedw
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sad coincidence?
Replies: 13
Views: 1286

Re: Sad coincidence?

lady_stormrider wrote:At 3rd year at my school I struggled with English, French, German and Latin. German was the most technically difficult as it has male, female and neutral verbs

Are those not the nouns. And doesn't Latin do the same, only differently?

Derek (O level French, Latin [German failed])
by cpedw
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 3154

Re: I never realised

Aja wrote:Hope your well prepared for the final picture. It ain't pretty.

Donald
Thanks for that - I'll increase the therapy sessions then in readiness!
by cpedw
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Changes in Oban Bay?
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: Changes in Oban Bay?

Those new buoys are now in place. They are all lit and they flash sychronously. It's a bit Blackpool for my taste.

Derek
by cpedw
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 3154

Re: I never realised

Aja wrote:Is your mobile still the same ending 105?Donald
Another piece of the jigsaw clicks inconspicuously into place :twisted:
by cpedw
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 3154

Re: I never realised

Aja wrote:Ok. For the slow witted around here what is CLMA?

Donald
Clinical Laboratory Management Association? Or Craignish Lagoon Mooring Association.
by cpedw
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 3154

Re: I never realised

claymore wrote:According to the colourful comic that CLMA circulated yesterday.
It's taken me 24 hours to realise that CLMA isn't a dyslexic's version of CMAL :?

Derek
by cpedw
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 3154

Re: I never realised

Did they discuss distribution of the new guide at the meeting? They did distribute copies at the 28 March Oban Bay meeting and they said copies were going to Caledonian & Crinan canals and some local marinas. It has also been mentioned on the WHAM news but there's no sign of the new buoys in th...

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