Search found 281 matches

by Alcyone
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Some pictures from Orkney
Replies: 11
Views: 4717

Re: Some pictures from Orkney

We're going to have to bite the bullet and sail up one year. We did our day skipper at Oban when we started, and keep on saying we'd come back. There are so many places we know through diving, but have never sailed. It's so much easier than down here, with the smaller tides, and so much shelter from...
by Alcyone
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Some pictures from Orkney
Replies: 11
Views: 4717

Re: Some pictures from Orkney

There is a wharf at Lyness. I can't say that you could definitely tie up there, but as I understand it, many of the dive boats tie up for an hour between dives, so maybe you can. You can see it, though not very well, behind the guy's head in this picture. http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/martc...
by Alcyone
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Some pictures from Orkney
Replies: 11
Views: 4717

Re: Some pictures from Orkney

Nick wrote:.
Nice pix. Is that you diving in short sleeves?


Nope, that was a friend, and, according to him, after 40 years of diving, that was his last.

He and his wife dived the whole week in wetsuits. Braver than I.
by Alcyone
Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Some pictures from Orkney
Replies: 11
Views: 4717

Some pictures from Orkney

Spent a wonderful week diving in Scapa flow in the Orkneys last week. Not strictly sailing, but some sailing links, and all pretty much boaty. Old man of Hoy, from the ferry http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/martcol/o3.jpg Historic well in Stromness http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/martco...
by Alcyone
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: St Kilda last week
Replies: 21
Views: 9026

Re: St Kilda last week

Pretty ambitious to sail to St Kilda from Tobermory in a bucket. Commendable, though.
by Alcyone
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: St Kilda last week
Replies: 21
Views: 9026

Re: St Kilda last week

I love that place.

Nah, that's not enough.

I really love that place.

Cheers.
by Alcyone
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Dim Question
Replies: 59
Views: 8844

Re: Dim Question

I really must sing the praises of the recently invented magnetic mooring. Whopping great magnet on the seabed attracted to the antiquated lump of iron known as an engine. Many advantages, easy to moor as no pickup is necessary, no chafe, no maintenance, easy to find as compass will always point tow...
by Alcyone
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A visit from Katia?
Replies: 22
Views: 7828

Re: A visit from Katia?

Surface pressure off Lewis seems to be forecast to be about 960. Best of luck lads and lasses.
by Alcyone
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A visit from Katia?
Replies: 22
Views: 7828

A visit from Katia?

I've been watching the NOAA site for the last few weeks, for some reason I've become interested in hurricanes. I watched Irene and now I'm watching Katia. I've never seen this before, but then it may be that I've just never looked, but it seems that Katia is headed our way, and, indeed, will still b...
by Alcyone
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Issues With TOP
Replies: 10
Views: 2826

Re: Issues With TOP

Arrived late last night. I've just checked TOP in an internet cafe and it appears to be just as sh!t here in Holland as it was in Wales.
by Alcyone
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Issues With TOP
Replies: 10
Views: 2826

Re: Issues With TOP

I've booked. Be there THursday. Can you recommend an Internet cafe?
by Alcyone
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Issues With TOP
Replies: 10
Views: 2826

Re: Issues With TOP

claymore wrote:It works fine in Denmark, unlike my money.


To be honest, it's a long way to go. Can you let us know if there's anything on there worth reading? If so, I'll book the ferry. Cheers.
by Alcyone
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: a "turn" after dinner
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Re: a "turn" after dinner

by Alcyone
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Errrmm....
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

Re: Errrmm....

It's like a Scottish version of Waiting for Godot.

Waiting for Silkie?
by Alcyone
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Server down
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Re: Server down

Hmm, webfusion, yes.

On a more positive note, last time I was in Stornoway, I was glad to escape it too, so good luck with that. Got to the Callanish stones (er, staenes????) IIRC. Then some whaling station NW Harris.

Go to advanced search