WOT??!! No live updates yet ?

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WOT??!! No live updates yet ?

Postby BigNick » Fri May 02, 2008 1:12 pm

Surely somebody has been sailing/had a drink/fallen in the water/missed a train, or anything else to tell the rest of us.

piccies would be even better.

BTW, as I couldnt make it I gave jimi 30quid to buy a round of drinks, so make sure he gets them in - the barmaid can keep the change.

enjoy!

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Postby Telo » Fri May 02, 2008 2:07 pm

Forgot the lead, so no pics of a spectacular hail and lightning storm - this happened just after Avilion, Wild Honey, Silkie and Fairwinds set off for the Sound of Mull. It's now sunny again.

Meanwhile, TCM and crew are counting the spoons on Eloise, and I'm waiting for Mme and Minnie Sgeir.

I have say that the £40 that you gave Jim was very generous indeed, and I'm sure he will be as delighted as the rest of the team when I tell them the good news.

Gawd blimey, you're a gent, sir!

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Friday update

Postby Telo » Fri May 02, 2008 11:38 pm

Everyone else is enjoying the fleshpots of Tobermory, but we left much later, so presently at anchor in Fishnish Bay in the Sound of Mull. Very pleasant evening, clear sky, but the wind could be getting up F5-7 later. Ho hum....

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Re: WOT??!! No live updates yet ?

Postby jim.r » Mon May 05, 2008 9:37 am

BigNick wrote:Surely somebody has been sailing/had a drink/fallen in the water/missed a train, or anything else to tell the rest of us.

piccies would be even better.

BTW, as I couldnt make it I gave jimi 30quid to buy a round of drinks, so make sure he gets them in - the barmaid can keep the change.

enjoy!

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Postby little boy blue » Mon May 05, 2008 9:43 am

it was only £20 then, was it :?: :)

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some photos

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Postby tcm » Mon May 05, 2008 7:00 pm

great pix, fab time.

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Re: some photos

Postby Telo » Mon May 05, 2008 9:29 pm

jim.r wrote:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jr56/sets/72157604890109904/show/

Nice pics Jim. The weather was strange, with hailstorm, lightning, rain, exceptionally thick sea fog, and F6 to no wind at all. The sailing conditions weren't ideal, but we certainly enjoyed ourselves.

As happens on these occasions, after the sun burnt off today's fog, we ended up with a fabulously sunny day. Out of the cooling breeze it was actually a hot day, our first of the year up here. The sky is clear, and we're anchored at Achadun Bay on the SW side of Lismore.

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Excellent . . .

Postby Nick » Mon May 05, 2008 10:07 pm

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Brilliant weather today for the sail home from Kerrera, roasting hot but sadly no wind.

A fuller report later, and who knows maybe another collectable YouTube video - but in the meantime, here's a couple of pix:

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Some chents on a pontoon

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Jimi shows off his Lavish Prize

Thanks to Matt for bringing the party boat and the fiddle, and to everyone else for a great time in good if sometimes strange company.
- Nick 8)

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Postby Silkie » Mon May 05, 2008 10:20 pm

Thanks for the pics Jim but surely you must have more of Silkie's stern? :)

Fortunately I hadn't lost my camera as I had feared but the effect of leaving it in the car is exactly the same. :(

Really great weekend and a cracking sail up the Sound of Mull with F3 and 4 on the beam for those who were able to leave with the tide on Friday. Nice to be sailing in the sun and look back to see and hear the thunder and lightning and rain over the mainland. (Where's that schadenfreude (sp?) emoticon?)

Thanks to all for everything and special thanks to my part-time crew.
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Alternative Cruise - LLCC2008

Postby ash » Mon May 05, 2008 10:35 pm

Hi

I'm glad to see that everyone had a fine time on the CC2008. I liked Jim's album. I thought that Nick was worried about his Volvo stern seal again, but no, he was certain that he had stored a lemon in the bilge and determined to find it.

The alternative to the CC2008 was the LLCC2008.

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Postby jim.r » Mon May 05, 2008 10:56 pm

Silkie wrote:Thanks for the pics Jim but surely you must have more of Silkie's stern? :)



Here you go, it was taken as we SAILED through Lismore. Sunday morining was a batter back against a F6 bang on the nose!

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Postby Silkie » Mon May 05, 2008 11:00 pm

Point taken but I only motored for 10 minutes to squeeze past Lismore. The next 20 miles were all under sail. :D

Leaving later on Sunday resulted in using every conceivable sail combination on Silkie from two reefs and four rolls to full sail but mostly motor-sailing.
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