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by Mark
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Latest Peterheid fish prices
Replies: 15
Views: 14032

Re: Latest Peterheid fish prices

Green Boat wrote:As posibly the only person anywhere with Parker & McColl's 'Singing the Fishing' on my iPod I probably should have known that.


I'm seeing Peggy Seeger perform in Fareham this weekend - the only reason I'd heard of her was this post. So thanks. (Unless it's rubbish!)
by Mark
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages
Replies: 29
Views: 19815

Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

claymore wrote:I think the seabed would be pointing out the error of his ways in Ardinamir


Once he'd found Coll he could begin the search for Claymore's sense of humour!
by Mark
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages
Replies: 29
Views: 19815

Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

claymore wrote:It wid just be the once with Ardnamir....


Calmac have 29 ferries so in theory he could have 29 goes at it. I'd like to think our Ferry driver would have realized his mistake before he was even half way through the fleet. Perhaps someone would even point out his mistake on one of his early attempts.
by Mark
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages
Replies: 29
Views: 19815

Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

claymore wrote:Well - as long as the Calmac chappie disnae dae the same..........


After two or three times I'm sure he'd get it right.
by Mark
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages
Replies: 29
Views: 19815

Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

You get a great view of the Paps from Colonsay but not from Coll. The image I'm thinking off is in the artwork in the books. Paps on the left on the same body of land as the landing stage. Reminds me of Craighouse but there are features that rule it out. Not really important since I'm sure some sce...
by Mark
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages
Replies: 29
Views: 19815

Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

What's the connection between Katie Morag and Arinagour? Mairi Hedderwick lived on Coll for a number of years, and a lot of the landscape, characters and situations are based on Arinagour. I'm a little red faced because I was getting Ardinamar and Arinagour mixed up. Despite that, thanks, I've been...
by Mark
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages
Replies: 29
Views: 19815

Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Arinagour in strong southerlies. The allure of Katie Morag for the grandchildren was greater than pilot book warnings and adherence of common sense. Wind veered west south west overnight, but waves still came in from the south, so we ended up rolling, yawing and pitching at mooring....departed very...
by Mark
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canna - a story of everyday anchoring folk
Replies: 17
Views: 7318

Re: Canna - a story of everyday anchoring folk

My one night in Canna was in a gale and we used a fisherman anchor. I'm pretty certain that cut through the Kelp and we reasoned that if it did drag it was spikey enough that it would probably catch something before we'd gone far. (We didn't test it with reverse. ) There was one other boat in there ...
by Mark
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I find it hard to believe
Replies: 7
Views: 2848

Re: I find it hard to believe

Have to confess I am a rev counter on Top, but being unable to do it for real as am currently stuck in a very damp Liverpool cyber anchoring gives a small degree of pleasure. There is also the hope that some of the chuck it all over the side charterers might read some of these threads which would b...
by Mark
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: What great sailing weather.......
Replies: 8
Views: 4151

Re: What great sailing weather.......

mm5aho wrote:Be good to go past Rockall and wave to the guy sitting o there for 60 days http://www.rockallsolo.com/

Is FAB an organised cruise in company, race or solo endeavour?
I'd love to go there some time.


You can tell he's a thrill seeker from the trampoline in his garden. That must be a real buzz.
by Mark
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: The beautiful Rebecca hits the rocks.....
Replies: 3
Views: 4224

Re: The beautiful Rebecca hits the rocks.....

We saw them in the Baltic and then later when they were tied up in Stockholm. Very friendly and willing to chat. (The crew were - although I'm sure the owner would have been friendly and willing to chat too. :D) Quite ironic to hit rocks in Scotland, but not in the Stockholm Archipelago! :) http://i...
by Mark
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: If you ever think
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

Re: If you ever think

claymore wrote:please accept my invitation to spend a Sunday Evening in Daneland with me, watching their fekkin keech.


What whiskies have you got?
by Mark
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 44
Views: 15190

Re: Sad news

So sorry.
by Mark
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Looks like . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 3659

Re: Looks like . . .

Nick wrote:.
. . . the Lounge on TOP may not be with us much longer.

That will free up a bit of my time.


So what's happening? I thought the point of the Lounge was to keep the crap off the other forums, which it does with some success.
by Mark
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: BBC and the use of superlatives
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

Re: BBC and the use of superlatives

marisca wrote:Helicopters are indeed aircraft but an "aircraft carrier" surely denotes a vessel capable of launching and recovering fixed wind aircraft, not that the UK has any suitable planes.


IIRC Illustrious isn't an Aircraft Carrier it's a Through Deck Cruiser.

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