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by Alan_D
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New Broadblue website
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

Re: New Broadblue website

Assuming that you are being sarky, 1900 odd views doesn't seem to me to betoken a lack of interest. I don't think you should equate lack of response with lack of interest, either to this post or the site in general. I don't imagine I am the only regular visitor here who only posts when he thinks he ...
by Alan_D
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Port Bannatyne update
Replies: 11
Views: 1725

Re: Port Bannatyne update

The question being "Can you imagine sailing up the East Kyle in anything other than a Claymore.....?" Shame, I have great pics of that very activity in ideal conditions, but haven't done anything to replace photobucket yet... It's time these forum platforms caught up with the other soc me...
by Alan_D
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay Safety Improvement starts 22nd Oct
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Re: Oban Bay Safety Improvement starts 22nd Oct

Calmac's published winter timetable has the first sailing from Craignure at 0900 (0800 on Mondays) and the last departure from Oban at 1600 (later at weekends). Has something changed? The Muileachs would be able to leave earlier and return later if they were willing to travel via Lochaline or Kilcho...
by Alan_D
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New buoys for Oban Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Re: New buoys for Oban Bay

I thought they had changed the lateral marks to cardinal ones to avoid confusing the occasional visitor who doesn't understand the direction of buoyage in Oban, so this might be a retrograde step.
by Alan_D
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New website for Broadblue Catamarans
Replies: 5
Views: 2194

Re: New website for Broadblue Catamarans

Might be worth saying where Emsworth is, e.g. Emsworth, Hampshire. Also I couldn't find any contact details for Broadblue themselves.
by Alan_D
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Snow

I don't recall the Forum snow lasting beyond the equinox into BST in years past. Is it to become a year-round attraction?
by Alan_D
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 12
Views: 4159

Re: Ignorance

Incredible! The Shetland people want their wind swept and barn islands shown correctly on maps, fair enough. However, a random selection of Scottish People in Edinburgh when asked where Shetland was and to point on a map, did not know and could not point to them on the map. I guess there is no poin...
by Alan_D
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Re: Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved

I think YBW may have changed the photo now, but the vessel with the funny paint job is indeed the Fingal. Story here https://www.1418now.org.uk/dazzle/ships/mv-fingal/
by Alan_D
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: More rugby
Replies: 10
Views: 4629

Re: More rugby

Was that the one where the ball was judged to have been touched in flight by an Italian player? (An attempted charge-down, I think.) If so, it would have put all the Welsh players on side.
by Alan_D
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moody 346 "Kylora"
Replies: 18
Views: 6970

Re: Moody 346 "Kylora"

https://www.measuringworth.com/ukcompare/ suggests a range of values between £2.26 and £4.08
by Alan_D
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Amazon ads are back
Replies: 5
Views: 5235

Re: Amazon ads are back

Nick wrote:.
Well you miserable gits, total earnings for the month to date are 10p.

I find it hard to believe none of you have been buying chrissy pressys from Amazon.

I find I am using Amazon a lot less since they raised the bar for free delivery to £20.
by Alan_D
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Good news and not-so-good news
Replies: 3
Views: 3499

Re: Good news and not-so-good news

The artificiality of it all hit me when we called in at Cadiz on a cruise ship in October. Despite being several degrees west of the most westerly point of the UK and actually being so far west that their best time zone would be UTC - 1, they use European time, which at that time was UTC + 2. Even ...
by Alan_D
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: If Carlsberg did forum upgrades . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 8749

Re: If Carlsberg did forum upgrades . . .

cpedw wrote:Is there a "Reply with quote" button somewhere? I can't find one.
Derek

Try the button with the quote mark on it to the right of the one with the exclamation mark, on the top line of every post.
by Alan_D
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Porpoises
Replies: 3
Views: 5227

Re: Porpoises

We wondered when the dolphins sleep as they were playing round our bow in the dark. We then wondered if they wondered the same thing - "When do humans sleep?" Dolphins are unusual among mammals in that they sleep with half of their brain at a time - the ones you saw might have been half a...

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