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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Nick » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:14 am

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In Espevaar at the moment - it is lovely, best described as what Easdale Island would like to think it is. Off to Haugesund after breakfast, where I will procure an internet connection good enough to check the weather thoroughly. As soon as we see a reasonable weather window of 60 hours or more we will be heading for Peterhead. May go to Utsira first. Will give you a bell when we set off, estimated time on passage given reasonable weather is 60 hours for the 250 or so nautical miles.
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Nick » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:32 pm

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Well, that is the blog updated as far as Haugesund. We are out of money, nearly out of alcohol and all fjorded out so we are planning to set of across the North Sea towards Peterhead tomorrow. It's looking like a fairly calm crossing, probably not enough wind and a lot of motoring, so we need to top up with diesel before we leave. ETA PH is Monday evening, but if we have to wait for wind due to a lack of diesel it could be longer.

Next update probably from a Scottish internet connection . . .
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby claymore » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:01 pm

Should we rendezvous in the kattegat?
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Telo » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:20 pm

Nick wrote:.ETA PH is Monday evening. . .


Trust all has gone well, and looking forward to reading about the passage.

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Silkie » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:29 pm

Had a text at 11.39 this morning from two miles off Peterhead. It sounds like they managed to sail most of the way, some of it in sunshine and F4.
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Alcyone » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:59 pm

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.

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby claymore » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:43 am

Hats off to the pair of them - all credit.
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Silkie » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:36 pm

Disappointed that we haven't yet heard from the intrepid pair. Of course they may be having some difficulty re-adjusting to the £2 pint.
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby claymore » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:45 pm

I've been wondering about this - you don't suppose they been doing a Crowhurst and now cannot live with their guilt do you?
Lying doggo as Lucan once said...
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby jeffree » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:11 pm

I am meeting them tomorrow at Muirtown Marina in inverness, going down the canal with them over the weekend. They said they probably won't have internet connection until they get there which is tomorrow afternoon.

They are heading to Lossiemouth, should get there this afternoon.
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby claymore » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:25 pm

Hi
I wonder if you would mind secreting the log book about your person and posting it to Claymore Towers. Just a precaution you understand - one cannot be too careful nowadays. Silkie or my ageing retainer will refund the postage of course. There is a guinea in it for your troubles.
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby jeffree » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:03 pm

claymore wrote:Hi
I wonder if you would mind secreting the log book about your person and posting it to Claymore Towers. Just a precaution you understand - one cannot be too careful nowadays. Silkie or my ageing retainer will refund the postage of course. There is a guinea in it for your troubles.


I think I value my life on more than one guinea! :D
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Alcyone » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:44 pm

Check out if anyone in Lochaline has recently welded a stainless exhaust elbow.

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby claymore » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:02 pm

jeffree wrote:
claymore wrote:Hi
I wonder if you would mind secreting the log book about your person and posting it to Claymore Towers. Just a precaution you understand - one cannot be too careful nowadays. Silkie or my ageing retainer will refund the postage of course. There is a guinea in it for your troubles.


I think I value my life on more than one guinea! :D


Hmm - well I understand your dilemma. Perhaps I might offer a word of advice.

The ageing Ps alluded to their current state of being a tad strapped for cash - might I respectfully suggest that on meeting them you run through the 'oh blimey - I left my wallet at home' routine
The bold webmaster once caught me unawares and before I had had time to gather myself he'd stung me for about 2 poundsworth of drink....took me ages to get over it
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby claymore » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:02 pm

jeffree wrote:
claymore wrote:Hi
I wonder if you would mind secreting the log book about your person and posting it to Claymore Towers. Just a precaution you understand - one cannot be too careful nowadays. Silkie or my ageing retainer will refund the postage of course. There is a guinea in it for your troubles.


I think I value my life on more than one guinea! :D


Hmm - well I understand your dilemma. Perhaps I might offer a word of advice.

The ageing Ps alluded to their current state of being a tad strapped for cash - might I respectfully suggest that on meeting them you run through the 'oh blimey - I left my wallet at home' routine
The bold webmaster once caught me unawares and before I had had time to gather myself he'd stung me for about 2 poundsworth of drink....took me ages to get over it
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