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GLCC Cruise2013

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:19 pm

A great trip was had again this year in the company of the other GLCC boats, Besula, Magua, Emma.
Departed sat 10th from Cumbrae pontoon on a passage to Ballycastle which we made in 12hrs exactly, good weather all the way though a bit more wind in the right direction would have been better.
It was our intentions to continue west to loch Foyle Moville or Greencastle and down to Derry but the NWs on sun and mon saw us staying put in Bcastle and taking public transport to Carrick-A-Rede to cross the rope bridge then another bus to the Giants Causeway, both interesting places.
We left Bcastle on tue and crossed to Rathlin ploughing straight through Slough Na More as it was at its most restful stage.
Rathlin is a place I could visit often and not tire of its peacefulness.
I walked to and from Rue point light on the tue afternoon before indulging in some cider and joining in song with two beautiful looking and sounding singing girls who had just sailed with their dads from the Clyde and were on their way home to NI, we renamed the song "The Rattling Bug" to Rathlin Bug. :lol:
Wed morn and shoulders adourned with a bursting head I went in search of a cure and found it in the form of a bicycle which I part peddled and part pushed all the way to the West light and the nesting bird colony's. Hangover well gone by now and nostrils stinging from the smell of guanno I managed to talk or roll (cigerettes) my way into a tour of the (not open to public) west light house which was the Highlight (pardon the pun) or that could be the Lowlight of my day, depends which angle one looks at it from. :wink:
Two new pontoons had been officially opened in Rathlin on the sat or sunday before we arrived increasing berthing to 20-30 medium size yachts, but it is very exposed to the west and was very uncomfortable during the night as the whole pontoons were wallowing with the swell, certainly wouldent like to be there in anything more than a F5 Wy.
We departed on thur morning and made it to loch Ranza by aprox 1900 having to use the boom tent all the way from south end of Arran due to heavy rain from astern. Spotted two Minki whales on the homeward passage.
Fri we headed back to Millport, me staying at the Cumbrae pontoon for the night and enduring the worst weather/sea conditions of the trip between the pontoon and Fairlie bay during a right nasty squall.
A few pics from the dozens taken.
C_W
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Re: GLCC Cruise2013

Postby ash » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:53 pm

Good to hear that you had a safe, enjoyable trip. Looking forward to more stories / photos.

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Re: GLCC Cruise2013

Postby Alan_D » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:57 am

Couldn't think what GLCC stood for, so tried Googling:
    Greater London Chess Club?
    Global Lung Cancer Coalition?
    Gay and Lesbian Community Center?
    Great Lakes Chromosome Conference?
    Gospel Light Christian Church?

I think we should be told ...

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Re: GLCC Cruise2013

Postby ash » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:34 pm

Alan_D wrote:Couldn't think what GLCC stood for, so tried Googling:
    Greater London Chess Club?
    Global Lung Cancer Coalition?
    Gay and Lesbian Community Center?
    Great Lakes Chromosome Conference?
    Gospel Light Christian Church?

I think we should be told ...

I was thinking that the CC might be quite conventional, so Cruising Club.

G might be Guinness

What could the L be? loathes? leaves? lost?


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Re: GLCC Cruise2013

Postby wully » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:31 pm

' Glasgow Lightweights Cruising Club' ?

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Re: GLCC Cruise2013

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:25 pm

ash wrote:
Alan_D wrote:Couldn't think what GLCC stood for, so tried Googling:
    Greater London Chess Club?
    Global Lung Cancer Coalition?
    Gay and Lesbian Community Center?
    Great Lakes Chromosome Conference?
    Gospel Light Christian Church?

I think we should be told ...

I was thinking that the CC might be quite conventional, so Cruising Club.

G might be Guinness

What could the L be? loathes? leaves? lost?


Ash


Half way there Ash.
Our GLCC stants for "Get Lost Cruising Club" our motto is "We are not lost, we just dont know where we are". :) :) :)
Just something we made up when we bunched up as a kind of Tartan Navy. :)
Will see if I can find a pic of a tee shirt from one of our past cruises.
C_W


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