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by MrMcP
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Luing Causeway
Replies: 34
Views: 5748

Re: Luing Causeway

The telling part of that first quote is: The necessary consents will only be granted if it can be shown that there will be no impact on the conservation interest of the site. One call to the body responsible for determining whether that will be the case provides a pretty straightforward answer.........
by MrMcP
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Luing Causeway
Replies: 34
Views: 5748

Re: Luing Causeway

The conservation area extends to include Clachan sound, so any works which alter tidal behaviour in that zone would be equally frowned upon. And as the designation is based on the seabed environment, which is defined by the tidal behaviour throughout that area from Corryvreckan up to Clachan, I woul...
by MrMcP
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Luing Causeway
Replies: 34
Views: 5748

Re: Luing Causeway

There exists across the whole Cuan sound area an international conservation order which automatically prevents any works which might alter the seabed, or the influence of tidal streams on the seabed, in that area. So this sounds like a badly researched and executed bit of journalism since any applic...
by MrMcP
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Cost of Marinas on the Clyde
Replies: 21
Views: 4876

Re: Cost of Marinas on the Clyde

I think that JohnBuch now has his Vega, Fleur at RGYC. One of the reasons for going to the expense of a pontoon berth is that the grandkids are frequent crew and they like the freedom of jumping on and off the boat. Mind you, they also enjoy rowing the dinghy and they would be over the moon with an...
by MrMcP
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Cost of Marinas on the Clyde
Replies: 21
Views: 4876

Re: Cost of Marinas on the Clyde

Ogun was on a mooring at RGYC when we first took an interest. Maybe we should have looked into keeping her there instead of hauling her down to Kip..... The kids loved the trip on the launch service when we went down to view her for the first time.
by MrMcP
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Cost of Marinas on the Clyde
Replies: 21
Views: 4876

Re: Cost of Marinas on the Clyde

Blimey. That's quite scary really.
by MrMcP
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: What to choose
Replies: 5
Views: 4404

Re: What to choose

I just bought one of these over the xmas break having had a thinkpad previously, and would give it a big thumbs up. http://www.trustedreviews.com/laptops/review/2009/11/25/Acer-Aspire-Timeline-1810TZ---11-6in-Intel-CULV-Laptop/p1 It doesn't have an in-built cd/dvd, but the battery last ages (around ...
by MrMcP
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flare Disposal (Non-Fashion Items)
Replies: 18
Views: 3197

Re: Flare Disposal (Non-Fashion Items)

This may be a bloody obvious (read: stupid) question, but is this likely to mean chandlers stop taking yer old knackered ones when you invest in shiny new ones like they used to?
by MrMcP
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WHYW 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Re: WHYW 2010

Were discussing the SIPR today, and think we will throw our hat in the ring again.....seems a shame to get all that experience last year and not try to do something with it. Thoroughly enjoyed the hammering we took in May, and most of the crew are up for it again, so we'll be hanging around the end ...
by MrMcP
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WHYW 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Re: WHYW 2010

Undecided yet whether to do some or all of the races. We went for the whole thing on the basis on much early interest, then were quite badly let down by crew as the week approached, ending up doing most of it 2-handed or with the kids in tow so needing close attention. In the end we did all the pass...
by MrMcP
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: December Calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: December Calendar

FullCircle wrote:I will have to go get the chart out of the loft to find out..... :lol:

S'ok, I managed to find a pic of the same view from our travels, and unless there are uncannily similar backdrops spattered round Greece, the skyline matches perfectly. :lol:
by MrMcP
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: December Calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: December Calendar

FullCircle wrote:Dont care where......

even somewhere like this.....

Is that coming down between Kastos and Kalamos?
by MrMcP
Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What's the plan in 2010?
Replies: 21
Views: 3273

What's the plan in 2010?

Having been thwarted by illness, work, weather and more over the past few weekends, I'm pretty sure our 2009 season is at an end save for the lift-out. Which got me to thinking - what to plan for next year? So far, it looks like there's some gathering or other on the 29th April that sounds worth a t...
by MrMcP
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Blowing my own trumpet...
Replies: 18
Views: 3980

Re: Blowing my own trumpet...

Those are lovely - is the second one on Meganisi? Nice. Where were they taken? The terrain looks so familiar in the second one. Sharp stones, sharp sticks, red dirt and goat **** face the intrepid photographer as he climbs up for a nicer view pouring with sweat! First one is the west side of the sa...
by MrMcP
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Blowing my own trumpet...
Replies: 18
Views: 3980

Re: Blowing my own trumpet...

Or from an Autumn Ionian trip this year: http://fattie.freehostia.com/Ionian2009/target13.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://fattie.freehostia.com/Ionian2009/target15.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Those are lovely - is the second one on Meganisi? I foun...

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