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by Alcyone
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Frog
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: The Frog

to work it needs to be a destination for all in the area, not just cater for marina users. some basics would be good: clean good local ingredients (seafood landed at the marina) reasonable prices well, to quote John Cleese in Clockwork: its not the despair its the hope........... THere is a little ...
by Alcyone
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: A morning "where's this"?
Replies: 8
Views: 3752

Re: A morning "where's this"?

You guys are so lucky. West Wales is beautiful, but nowhere near, and then there are the tides.

We'll have to see if we can get up next year.
by Alcyone
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sinking, soaking and smoking
Replies: 35
Views: 7625

Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Good to hear they made it back safe and sound. A hell of a trip, even if they missed the best of the weather. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the pics.
by Alcyone
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sinking, soaking and smoking
Replies: 35
Views: 7625

Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

JackJ wrote:Don't worry about it?
He's a tosser in the third degree Mr Alcyone!


Actually, I don't like him either.

Not that fussed on Cadel Evans either, if the truth be known. :mrgreen:
by Alcyone
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sinking, soaking and smoking
Replies: 35
Views: 7625

Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Don't worry about it. Cadel Evans has a broken elbow in the Tour de France, and he's been clocking up 200km per day for a fortnight. No welding, either.
by Alcyone
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sinking, soaking and smoking
Replies: 35
Views: 7625

Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking.....OMG!

Nick, is this particular Blog a ploy to keep us all away from Norwegian sailing grounds? Because it all seems a little hard work, and not the sunny, pleasant and enjoyable sailing holiday we would all like to partake of. :o Good seamanship and planning/revised planning exercise yes!.... and definit...
by Alcyone
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sinking, soaking and smoking
Replies: 35
Views: 7625

Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

I agree. With that amount of water in the boat, it would have been brown trousers time for me. Hope you get the exhaust elbow fixed quickly.
by Alcyone
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Blog part 1 - pictures added
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: Blog part 1 - pictures added

Suilven looking lovely atop the Lifeboat there. Must be 10 years since I've been to Lochinver. Missed Eric Bogle playing by one night, as I've probably said before.

Lovely pictures Nick, keep 'em coming.
by Alcyone
Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Position Update
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: Position Update

Very enjoyable, although I'm struggling to find some of the places on my Garmin Bluechart - seems very bare for that area.

Talking of bare, I particularly liked the bit where you were in shorts and T shirt, then shorts only, then you got your pole out. It was a lovely image.
:mrgreen:
by Alcyone
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Fairwinds arrives in norway
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Re: Fairwinds arrives in norway

claymore wrote:
now in an internet cafe filing some end of year stuff with Companies House.


Gosh - how jolly exciting and how important you must be. A true Captain of Industry.



No, it's fairwinds isn't it?
by Alcyone
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Fairwinds arrives in norway
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Re: Fairwinds arrives in norway

in and tonic? Is that the Norwegian custom of going for a swim before drinks? :mrgreen:

Enjoying these. Keep em coming.
by Alcyone
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: huggy is back! 3 new vids. (57 kts)
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Re: huggy is back! 3 new vids. (57 kts)

Is there any news? I've watched these vids again, and they were last August. Come on Huggy, where are you, man?
by Alcyone
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Does your radio work ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2673

Re: Does your radio work ?

I probably check once a year - most of the time simple use tells me it's working. I don't have a problem with it, though. I check to see my engine is pumping water well. I check that my batteries are charging. I check my bilges are dry (rare). And so on.
by Alcyone
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Does your radio work ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2673

Re: Does your radio work ?

marisca wrote:Yeah, but ..... I have this daft idea that listening to 16 and port control is the right thing to do. Any more of this "radio check, please" rubbish and I could well be joining you with the off knob.



I agree with you. Except the bit about calling BH a knob.
by Alcyone
Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Fairwinds arrives in norway
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Re: Fairwinds arrives in norway

As we are fond of saying in Wales:

Tidy!

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