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by Alan_D
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New buoys for Oban Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 839

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: 684

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: 1139

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: 1830

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: 961

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: 3839

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: 5707

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: 4754

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: 3128

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: 7170

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: 3783

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...
by Alan_D
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avoid letting people down.
Replies: 9
Views: 2773

Re: Avoid letting people down.

Although some of the inequality of the days and nights at the equinox is indeed due to refraction allowing us to see a sun which is in fact below the horizon, much more is due to the asymmetry of how we define day and night. Consider the case of a hypothetical day when the time between the sun's hem...
by Alan_D
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Balloch Dodgers
Replies: 41
Views: 14122

Re: Balloch Dodgers

I thought the Balloch Dodgers must be a baseball team ....
by Alan_D
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Politics - do we want it here?
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: Politics - do we want it here?

I have voted for a specialist sub-forum, although I almost certainly wouldn't visit it. I suspect it would wither on the vine once the immediacy of this referendum result is past, but it seems more in keeping with the ethos and style of this forum to divert political discussion rather than ban it ou...
by Alan_D
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Looking forward to Friday
Replies: 16
Views: 7148

Re: Looking forward to Friday

BlowingOldBoots wrote:.... whats the worst that can happen?


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