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That time of year again
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:06 pm
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:05 pm
the nights will be drawing in then
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:55 pm
Is that Pladda
Does that mean you're heading back to the Clyde for winter?
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:30 pm
Hi Ian, not Pladda - we're still somewhat to the north at the moment, but yes, we're expecting to come back to the Clyde within the next month or so.
Meanwhile, where is it?
Where is it?
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:33 pm
South end of Lismore looking up to Beinn a'Bheithir?
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:58 am
Looking north over Lismore, south end, with Morven hills in the background
Looking NW from Oitir Mhor Bay, Kerrera
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:40 pm
John was close, but Ocklepoint wins the dram (this has nothing to do with me being more more likely to see J than O).
We were anchored in Oitir Mhor Bay, Kerrera, so the the first pic is looking NW over the light on on Eilean Musdile, at the S of end of Lismore, towards Morven. The lower pic has the hills of Mull, from the same location.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:34 pm
I recognised it. Seen that view a few times, though only once this late in the year. I had to plan a night passage from Easdale to anchor in that bay for my day skipper course in June. It's dark in there at night!
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:15 pm
Not a patch on my last effort from there.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:43 pm
Quite a good anchorage - we had a bit of swell with wind that swung to the NW for a while, but nothing much. Felt quite remote - even although you could see, beyond Kerrera, the big hooses on the hill on the north side of Oban.
I didn't test the bottom before dropping the pin, but pulling it up, and the last few metres of chain was a bit of a struggle - very glutinous mud. Smelly with it.
Silkie - it was the earlier thread that put me in mind of the place. Which one was it? Would be tidy with a link.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:57 pm
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:04 am
That's looking North, is it? Fishfarm on the right hand side, deep water in front of it?
BTW, I think I saw Silkie in Dunstaffnage marina in June. Would have been 21/22nd?
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:56 pm
Presume you mean the boat rather than me since Silkie is certainly berthed there this season. I don't think I was there that weekend. At any rate there is nothing recorded in the log although I could have been on the sauce with Merry Monster if there was anything more than F3 forecast.
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:55 pm
Oh, the boat, certainly. That weekend it was nice and calm, but it was blowing a 9 by Tuesday. I remember little about it, it being the first day of our course and having so much on my mind, but I do remember seeing a boat called Silkie.