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by Ghillie
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thine eyes deceiveth thee.....
Replies: 12
Views: 8081

Thanks for the information on the sonic measuring devices. For measuring distances-off abeam to shore, I have simply taken hand- held bearings of a common feature from the bow and then, quickly, the stern, and have then plotted the angles. You could use a sextant horizontally of course, for finer an...
by Ghillie
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thine eyes deceiveth thee.....
Replies: 12
Views: 8081

Yes, estimating the distance and doubling it is usually still short....but beware when it is dusk/dark when the opposite is true as I have found to my cost (and continue to do so). Things then are much closer than they look! It may explain why anchoring in a crowd is appears easier in the dark and w...
by Ghillie
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: testing posting photos & if successful where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2639

It is indeed. You can see the shower over Mull, it was one of those glorious days when the showers were all over the land and somehow missed the sound of Mull & Loch Linnhe. If the second one on the right had one attribute of Sir Alan.......he might have been sailing something newer...but then..
by Ghillie
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: testing posting photos & if successful where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2639

No you are not struggling, it is indeed Mull in the background.....Craignure behind the helm.
by Ghillie
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: testing posting photos & if successful where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2639

Thanks for that Silkie...
no excuse next time
by Ghillie
Wed May 28, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where's this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3297

the island's new owner, Mr Francis William Clark, evicted many of the island's tenants by burning the roofs of their cottages and seizing their livestock. ....... We visited Ulva by car and ferry some years ago and recollect reading the estate's account of the clearances in essence denying much wro...
by Ghillie
Mon May 26, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where's this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3297

Cregaig Bay on south side of Ulva! One of our favourites, especially at low tide where therer are lots of mini beaches on the islands. I could post an identical photo, if I knew how. :)
by Ghillie
Sun May 25, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Pleasant day on Loch Linnhe
Replies: 5
Views: 2391

Thanks for that. The good thing about NEasterlies here, is that the bonfire smoke is blown away from the house!

Hope to spot you on the water some time.

:)
by Ghillie
Sun May 25, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Pleasant day on Loch Linnhe
Replies: 5
Views: 2391

Such nice photos posted so quickly, do you have access to the internet from Shard?

Did you notice whether Ghillie looked happy on her mooring (A Sigma 38 a couple of rows outside you at Dallans Bay) in these NEasterlies.

Stuck gardening....wedding looms
by Ghillie
Sun May 18, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SW Scotland Cruising
Replies: 10
Views: 4035

How about clockwise around Mull? If tide & wind ok go through Corryvracken, lunch at Ardlanish bay, (watch out for Torrin rocks by keeping closish to Mull), overnight at Tinker's hole, looking in at Balfour Bay next door, visit Iona stop at Staffa ( a must ) overnight at Graigaig Bay, Ulva (anot...

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