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by Alcyone
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Passage from Cardiff to Milford Haven
Replies: 13
Views: 6506

Re: Passage from Cardiff to Milford Haven

That brings back memories. I bought Hyskeir, then known as Saxon in Cardiff. She was on a mooring at Cardiff Bay YC http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc161/epaultaylor/Cardiff%20to/SpringSummer07144.jpg After spending a day learning how to sail her in Cardiff Bay http://i217.photobucket.com/albums...
by Alcyone
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Passage from Cardiff to Milford Haven
Replies: 13
Views: 6506

Re: Passage from Cardiff to Milford Haven

. Fantastic account of a great start to the season - thanks for sharing. +1. I'm pretty sure this prickly customer was caught in Oxwich Bay: http://fattie.freehostia.com/T_S/images/gurnard_oxwich_bay_jpg.jpg It appears to be clutching a scallop, which is a bit of a bonus. For a moment there I thoug...
by Alcyone
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Passage from Cardiff to Milford Haven
Replies: 13
Views: 6506

Re: Passage from Cardiff to Milford Haven

That could well be Oxwich point behind you there Mark. Is it a Gurnard? If so, I've caught them there before now. They really are excellent eating, btw, don't be put off.
by Alcyone
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Passage from Cardiff to Milford Haven
Replies: 13
Views: 6506

Passage from Cardiff to Milford Haven

We keep Ishtar at Cardiff Bay in the winter, sailing down to our Mooring at Dale, Milford Haven in the summer. We had planned to go with the club outing to the Gower, but getting back on Sunday, with the early tide and Easterlies forecast saw us change our plans and head West instead. I'd left a car...
by Alcyone
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where's this?
Replies: 22
Views: 4768

Re: Where's this?

Not sure, but the guy with the gloves is lying about that fish. An easy mistake to make. These are indicators, not artifacts necessary for the purposes of measuring. Let me explain. The auld goat drives a vehicle with semaphore indicators. These are illuminated arms which are electrically driven fr...
by Alcyone
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where's this?
Replies: 22
Views: 4768

Re: Where's this?

Not sure, but the guy with the gloves is lying about that fish.
by Alcyone
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: where is it
Replies: 5
Views: 3575

Re: where is it

Judging by the colour of the water, I'm guessing somewhere near me in the Bristol Channel?
by Alcyone
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: cheap and nasty tools, are they ever okay?
Replies: 10
Views: 2120

Re: cheap and nasty tools, are they ever okay?

cheap and nasty tools, are they ever okay? Best kind for dropping overboard. I'm with this viewpoint. Stupidly owning 2 cars, 2 houses, a motorhome a Rib and a yacht doesn't help. I keep one good set in the garage. In the cars, boats and motorhome, it's cheap junk, to lose, lend and sink. For those...
by Alcyone
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where is it???
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: Where is it???

Not sure, but it's a pretty old camera. I'd guess around 0.5 megapixel?
by Alcyone
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Weekend Weather
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: Weekend Weather

And now the Shipping Forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 0505 utc on Thursday 03 February 2011 for the period 0600 utc Thursday 03 February to 0600 utc Friday 04 February 2011. Rockall Malin Hebrides Bailey: Westerly or southwesterly, becoming cyclo...
by Alcyone
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Are you getting your share?
Replies: 16
Views: 4281

Re: Are you getting your share?

A brillo pad and a felt tipped pen would soon sort that out.

My problem with wine is that I only drink at weekends. So, when I open a bottle, it's going in me, or down the sink. And I'm not a man who likes waste.
by Alcyone
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: All's well . . . looking ahead again
Replies: 16
Views: 5176

Re: All's well . . . looking ahead again

When we fitted our new engine, we used the club JCB. It was lifted with ropes attached to the bucket on the end of the digging arm. Surprisingly manoeuvreable.
by Alcyone
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SB's gone bonkers . . .
Replies: 55
Views: 10055

Re: SB's gone bonkers . . .

No, I fully understand that. It's just a personal observation. You asked the question, that's my take. It may, or may not be something that others feel.

It didn't bother me, clearly, as I've always loved the place, anyway, and the waters up there.
by Alcyone
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SB's gone bonkers . . .
Replies: 55
Views: 10055

Re: SB's gone bonkers . . .

. There's more than a few sensible sounding sailors posting on YBW who never come over here for a chat - why do you think that is? (Yes I know, probably the shocking rep. of the site owner - before someone else says it) I always thought this forum was purely for Scottish sailing. Rightly or wrongly...
by Alcyone
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: All's well . . . looking ahead again
Replies: 16
Views: 5176

Re: All's well . . . looking ahead again

Managed to get the saloon temperature up to 3 degrees yesterday morning after running the Eberspacher for 1/2 hr. Very poor for sailing, but lovely to be out. Bristol Channel at it's most benign http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/martcol/Sailing/A5.jpg Cor, that ship looks close, did you have t...

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