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by cpedw
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

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couple of years and the old scheme of a month's ticket for all W.I. moorings (excluding Stornoway) seems to have been withdrawn.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: 203

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: 196

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: 196

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: 203

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
by cpedw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Claymore's Bits and Pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Is this the future? All those windows but you can't see out for screens!

Derek
by cpedw
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay Harbour Authority - developments
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Oban Bay Harbour Authority - developments

Results from the online survey are now available http://obanharbour.scot/information/oban-bay-management-group/stakeholder-submissions/ in four pdfs. There were over 550 responses, almost unanimously opposed to a CMAL harbour authority, over 80% from leisure boaters. Oban Bay Management Group (CMAL,...
by cpedw
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay harbour authority
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: Oban Bay harbour authority

Gardenshed wrote:did anyone else who completed the questionnaire, get an email from the Oban Bay Harbour manager?

Yes, I got an invitation to give them a call to discuss things further. I'll see what transpires at Wednesday's meeting before I take up the offer.

Derek
by cpedw
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay harbour authority
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Public Meeting about Oban Bay harbour authority

Wed 18 Jul 6.00pm. Corran Halls, Oban Esplanade.

Oban Bay Management Group (another disguise of CalMac/CMAL) has organised a public (it was originally meant to be for local businesses only) meeting to discuss their plans for Oban Bay harbour authority.

Derek
by cpedw
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay harbour authority
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: Oban Bay harbour authority

The RYA speaks: The link below is to an important survey by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) regarding management of Oban Bay. CMAL, one of the partners of the Oban Bay Management Group, are proposing a Harbour Revision Order which would give them control over the whole of Oban Bay and its appr...
by cpedw
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay harbour authority
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Oban Bay harbour authority

CMAL (the corporation that owns CalMac) is looking to establish a harbour authority in Oban Bay. This is because of the heavy traffic in the bay. But many think that having CalMac running things is a bad idea; they want to keep the ferries running but aren't worried about any other users. They are c...
by cpedw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tobermory Fish and Chip Van
Replies: 8
Views: 1157

Re: Tobermory Fish and Chip Van

It's time to return to Nicola's embrace.
by cpedw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tobermory Fish and Chip Van
Replies: 8
Views: 1157

Re: Tobermory Fish and Chip Van

Cafe Fish on the Calmac pier is the place for a well heeled bus pass holder such as yourself.
by cpedw
Fri May 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: South and West this time
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: South and West this time

We went clockwise in June/July 2011. The east coast was dull with fairly rough weather. The rest was a gas, apart from 5 days stormbound in Fenit. Excellent shelter but not much by way of shoreside diversions. We rushed the last part somewhat. We intend to return to NW Ireland soon, though not this ...
by cpedw
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A Lesson for Nick
Replies: 0
Views: 1036

A Lesson for Nick

I just passed an entertaining couple of hours trying to buy tickets on the Caledonian Sleeper.

I challenge all to give it a go. We had to resort to the telephone help line, which was exactly what it says on the tin.

If only Nick designed websites like that ... :wink:

Derek

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