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Progress

Postby claymore » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:09 am

Engine serviced
Started first time after filters fitted and oil change - I usually spend ages bleeding the bleeder.
Eberspacher would not kick in but I suspect my batteries not putting enough out. (I hope!)
Mast up on 7th
Launch on April 5th.
Coordinates for mooring now received.
Taking the Hippo to NW Marine a week on Monday - could be in the hoos of the troos or somewhere on the Sunday evening -
anyone taking drink?
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Re: Progress

Postby Silkie » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:08 am

Unfortunately I'm working that weekend but suspect there's a reasonable chance of the Webcraft Corporation fielding a team for Archie's Sunday Post quiz.
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Re: Progress

Postby wully » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:49 pm

I'll be well on the way to the alps by next Sunday :mrgreen:

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Re: Progress

Postby Nick » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:22 pm

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Be advised that there are no evening meals at the T&T at this time of year and closing time is 8pm. We will be there from 6pm, or earlier if you're buying, Claymore.
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Re: Progress

Postby garredfox » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:50 am

Only early closing Sunday, Monday, Tuesday probably till clocks change
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Re: Progress

Postby Mark » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:18 pm

Nick wrote:closing time is 8pm.


:shock:

Everything I thought I knew about Scotland is wrong.

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Re: Progress

Postby claymore » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:18 pm

wully wrote:I'll be well on the way to the alps by next Sunday :mrgreen:


Which means I just drank the Organic Nibe Brewery Yule Beer I got you. :xmas
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Re: Progress

Postby DaveS » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:09 am

claymore wrote:Taking the Hippo to NW Marine a week on Monday - could be in the hoos of the troos or somewhere on the Sunday evening -
anyone taking drink?


'Fraid not. I'm currently in Switzerland and that Sunday I should be in France.
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Re: Progress

Postby wully » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:51 pm

claymore wrote:
wully wrote:I'll be well on the way to the alps by next Sunday :mrgreen:


Which means I just drank the Organic Nibe Brewery Yule Beer I got you. :xmas


Ah well - at least it didn't go to waste.

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Re: Progress

Postby claymore » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:29 pm

Surprised you are preferring the Alps tae Corrie na Ciste
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Re: Progress

Postby aquaplane » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:39 pm

claymore wrote:Surprised you are preferring the Alps tae Corrie na Ciste

That sounds familiar, where is Corrie na Ciste?
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Re: Progress

Postby DaveS » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:13 pm

aquaplane wrote:
claymore wrote:Surprised you are preferring the Alps tae Corrie na Ciste

That sounds familiar, where is Corrie na Ciste?


Coire na Ciste is the bit of the Cairngorm ski development where the chairlifts are currently unused and abandoned. It has a car park from which it used to be possible to access said lifts, but now you get to queue for a bus up to the (full) Coire Cas car park. There you can queue again for a ticket in the much reduced ticket selling facility...

And folk wonder why so many of us now ski abroad. :(
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Re: Progress

Postby wully » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:13 pm

claymore wrote:Surprised you are preferring the Alps tae Corrie na Ciste


I'm not :mrgreen:

Let me see... shitty short runs in wet,windy murky,icy conditions at lift pass prices that bare no relation to the appalling uplift and all day on the hill fuelled by miserable over priced crappy food in a damp and bogging cafe.

Or miles of piste carved down proper SNOW covered mountains in sunshine with good food , coffee, wine and beer and lift pass prices the same as Scotland.

Come to think of it, why did I ever bother to spend all those years living out in the alps when I could have moved to Aviemore?

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Postby aquaplane » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:43 pm

So when I went skiing with school in the '70s, Corrie na Ciste was the turning off to the left that we never went to as we carried on to the bottom car park at Corrie Cas.

The chair lifts were chairs then, and stopped now and then, usually in a blizard. It was not easy to light a fag or keep it going swaying about wondering how long it would be before the thing got going again.
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Re: Progress

Postby claymore » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:22 am

wully wrote:
claymore wrote:Surprised you are preferring the Alps tae Corrie na Ciste


I'm not :mrgreen:

Let me see... shitty short runs in wet,windy murky,icy conditions at lift pass prices that bare no relation to the appalling uplift and all day on the hill fuelled by miserable over priced crappy food in a damp and bogging cafe.

Or miles of piste carved down proper SNOW covered mountains in sunshine with good food , coffee, wine and beer and lift pass prices the same as Scotland.

Come to think of it, why did I ever bother to spend all those years living out in the alps when I could have moved to Aviemore?


I was in Aviemore that day - to think we might have bumped into one another!
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