Stornoway

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Stornoway

Postby Nick » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:51 pm

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Brilliant. Beat the resident Vega (Rob Whelton,Mavanier) in the Vega Challenge on Monday by 7 seconds. Sailed a wooden Laurin Koster today - amazing boat, pic below - and (less exciting but interesting) a Westerly Renown. Snorkelling for scallops in Loch Erkisort yesterday. Amazing craic, great people, traditional music and parties everywhere, tall ships coming in . . . and mostly sunny as well.


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- Nick 8)

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Re: Stornoway

Postby claymore » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:56 pm

I suppose with a hooter like yours, you can manage without a snorkel?
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Re: Stornoway

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:08 pm

All you need now is a wee cast for a salmon on the river Creed to complete a great stay.
Nice one.
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Re: Stornoway

Postby Nick » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:15 am

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Back in Tobermory after a cracking sail across from Vatersay yesterday. On Mingulay on Monday.

Photos and maybe even some turgid prose if you are lucky when we get home - which will probably be tomorrow.
- Nick 8)

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Re: Stornoway

Postby Orla » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:54 pm

Nick wrote:.
Back in Tobermory after a cracking sail across from Vatersay yesterday. On Mingulay on Monday.

Photos and maybe even some turgid prose if you are lucky when we get home - which will probably be tomorrow.


We missed you by a few days, we were in Vatersay 4 or 5 days ago, with outstanding weather.
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Since then we have been heading North, had a brilliant night in Wizards Pool in Loch Skipport where we befriended a seal who played with us in our tender for a an hour, just amazing. Golden Eagles and Otters as well.
Left Wizards Pool this morning for Loch Maddy to meet friends, on route we were confromted by the largest amount of dolphins we have ever seen, we could not count them, it was like a wall of them approaching Orla at full speed, we could'nt beleive what we were seeing, leaping all around us...... :D This is turning out to be one of our best trips ever...

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Re: Stornoway

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:44 am

Fantastic pic.
Certainly one for Nicks calanders in the future.
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Re: Stornoway

Postby Mavanier » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:07 pm

Right, Nick gave me a guilt trip about not using Bluemoment yet, so here I am!
Was great to race against another Vega. Fairwinds beat us in two races, we beat them in one. So a rematch would be welcome, I think!
Anyway, here's a pic I took of Nick's boat during the Coronation Cup:

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Re: Stornoway

Postby Nick » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:42 am

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Hi Rob,

Welcome to the madhouse.
- Nick 8)

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Re: Stornoway

Postby claymore » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:48 pm

Are you hove to there?
You need to let the main out a bit then it won't tip so much
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