Todger is off

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Todger is off

Postby Nick » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:18 am

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The good ship Todger, skippered by LJ Sadler, departed Balvicar Bay at sparrow fart this morning with a motley crew bound for the Isle of Skye and points North.

Wide berth requested.
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Re: Todger is off

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:57 pm

Nick, a little more info for those of us who dont know all the cronies up your way would help.
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Re: Todger is off

Postby Mark » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:56 pm

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Nick, a little more info for those of us who dont know all the cronies up your way would help.
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I think it's a BBC/French Resistance Style coded message.

Clearly the Scots have found out Nick is an English SEO spy. Now Nick is signalling his handlers to call in air strikes.

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Re: Todger is off

Postby Nick » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:12 am

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Re: Todger is off

Postby Telo » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:33 pm

How long are they out for?

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Re: Todger is off

Postby Nick » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:39 pm

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Week to ten days I think.

John is looking to keep the boat here for the rest of the season though - so if anyone knows of a free/cheap mooring in the vicinity suitable for a Sadler 34 then please post here or PM ljs.
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Re: Todger is off

Postby ljs » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:34 pm

Thanks Nick.
First few days were fine weather then it went downhill a bit.
Got to Loch Moidart (stunning) then Eigg where we climbed the Sgurr under blue skies and could see ooh everything. Then Loch Boisdale on S Uist (bit grey and disappointing), then Tarbert on Harris (nice). Weather became colder and windy and we made Portree on east coast of Skye - lovely place bit like a mini-Tobermory, where we bumped into Sahona (again). Wild night of drunken mayhem, then set off the following day and two hours later ended up in - Portree. Wind had varied between 6 knots and 46 knots, and from several different directions, and we had hangovers. Quiter night, then through the Kyle of Lochalsh to Mallaig where we didn't get stoned and a long motor on the last day as the weather improved to get back to Balvicar.
Great trip - what about the photos? Left my camera behind....doh. Another time.

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Re: Todger is off

Postby claymore » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:03 pm

I read somewhere that Mallaig is not particularly yot-friendly. Still the case?
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Re Mallaig

Postby ljs » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:34 pm

I phoned the Harbourmaster the morning we departed and he was as helpful as could be. We arrived at about 8 pm and he was on the end of the mobile to direct us to raft a fishing boat in the inner harbour. Couldn't have been nicer

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Re: Todger is off

Postby claymore » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:45 am

An did yer fingers smell a bit fishy with being rafted up there?
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Re: Todger is off

Postby Telo » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:51 am

It's a working harbour with a lot of fishing boats, plus small ferries and tour boats doing their stuff, so it can be a bit tight. AFAIR, like ljs, the harbour people were very helpful. We've been in, twice (I think), but only once for more than an hour or so. On that occasion it was very busy and we had to tie up in an area that dries out. Not used to drying out so didn't particularly enjoy having the boat leaning against the pier - we ended up at a funny angle and I spent half the night checking lines.... :roll:

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