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Little Five
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Re: Granton Etc

Postby Little Five » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:50 pm

Nick wrote:
ParaHandy wrote:Athens of the North? - more like all fur coat and no knickers


A colleague off to do a job in Greece once remarked that he was off to 'the Edinburgh of the South'. It didn't catch on :wink:


:lol:
Actually visually as a city Edinburgh is lovely and I know it quite well having lived there for 5 years. It's the fur coats........

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Rowana
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Re: Granton Etc

Postby Rowana » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:06 pm

Getting back to the main thrust of this enquiry -

It seems that I would probably get to lie afloat in Granton pontoon, and Port Edgar has a marina, but all other places dry out.

Give me an suggested plan for a pooter aboot in the Forth for a week - 10 days.

I would go Peterhead - Arbroath, but possible stop in Stonehaven.

Arbroath - ?? Granton perhaps

Then where?

How far up river can you get wi'oot takin' masts doon?

Ony places to drap the hook?

Ony places to avoid - Like grey funnel line places


Suggestions please.


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Re: Granton Etc

Postby Fingal » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:09 pm

Rowana wrote:Give me an suggested plan for a pooter aboot in the Forth for a week - 10 days.
I would go Peterhead - Arbroath, but possible stop in Stonehaven.
Arbroath - ?? Granton perhaps
Then where?
How far up river can you get wi'oot takin' masts doon?
Ony places to drap the hook?
Ony places to avoid - Like grey funnel line places

Suggestions please.

Lots of good places to visit, nice anchorage at Cramond Island on the East Side if the wind's in the west and vice versa, the rock on the east side (Partan Rock) is well marked with white paint transits. Inchcolm has a lovely sheleterd anchorage on the N side, also Silver Sands Bay... Further East there's a nice anchorage at Fidra although the LtHo Fl(4)30secs may spoil your sleep and visitor's moorings, somewhat exposed, at N Berwick. You can lie afloat at Dunbar but don't go in there in other than calm conditions. Up the river there's Blackness Castle where you can lie alongside at HW to visit the Castle, and you can get up the river as far as Kincardine but it's not particularly attractive. There are the wrecks of 3 X-boats at Aberlady and a miriad other things to see.

I would aim for Granton, quite doable in a day from Arbroath unless it's blowing a hoolie from the SW, then go up to Rosyth to look at the Bridges, back to anchor overnight at Inchcolm or other chosen spot, then down to Fidra and Eyemouth and back North.

Nae doot Para will be on in a while to advise you to go to Holy Island and the Farnes instead. Not a bad plan actually ;-)
Ken
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Re: Granton Etc

Postby Rowana » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:36 pm

Thanks for that, Ken.

I'm looking for a wee change from bashing roond Rattray Heid for another circumnavigation of the Moray Firth, and since I've never sailed in the Forth . . . . .

I'll let you know what happens, if it ever does that is. . . .

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