St. Kilda

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Re: St. Kilda

Postby Storyline » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:21 pm

Mavanier wrote:Would be up for a wee trip in that direction. SWMBO has already been, said it was like the Shiants on steroids.

So there are some expressions of interest. There is also the Danish guy from TOP who will be in the area around that time. I am annoyed with myself for considering the implications of publishing dates when our house will be empty on a public forum but it has happened now and may remain a niggle. Nick, would it be technically feasible/could you be ars*d to make a small section of this web space password protected (over and above standard login) where exact dates could be discussed ? If it is not, I could put a simple page up somewhere.

The chances of a successful landfall in company probably remain slim. First to find a date that is suitable and then, on arrival in Castlebay, it will probably only be a 50/50 chance that the weather would be suitable for a couple of nights at anchor at St Kilda. I will have a look at the tides for the second half of May, first half of June and look for 3 or 4 day periods of neaps as I assume it would be better not to venture out to west of the outer Hebrides on big springs unless settled. Then we would have half a dozen potential dates for the adventure and take it from there.
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Re: St. Kilda

Postby mm5aho » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:19 pm

I'd be interested in going out there again. Either on Contender and with crew, or as crew on another boat.
Dates can be a big influence though for those of us that work.
Not May 16th, hoping to sail elsewhere then.
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Re: St. Kilda

Postby Storyline » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:19 am

So, expressions of interest from;

Edwingfield (TOP)
The Danish guy (knows nothing about it !)
Dave S
Claymore
Sam
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Re: St. Kilda

Postby Leif-J » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:35 am

Here is a Danish guy prompted to look here by Storyline.
We plan on leaving our home shores next year June 1 for UK. Starting out in Shetland and moving south from there.
St. Kilda has been warmly resommended to us, so we are definitely interested - but timing seems a problem here. If you guys decide to go for July, count us in. We will most likely be in Hebrides at around that time.
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Re: St. Kilda

Postby Storyline » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:17 pm

Yeah, probably too late, I thought you were leaving earlier. If it does happen I will email you the proposed dates anyway. Irrespective of the St. Kilda trip, maybe we can meet up somewhere later in the summer :)
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Re: St. Kilda

Postby claymore » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:35 pm

Shard fancied it - but he was much younger when he said so......
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Re: St. Kilda

Postby Nick » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:30 pm

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Fairwinds knows the way . . .

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Re: St. Kilda

Postby Fingal » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:37 pm

Nick wrote:.
Fairwinds knows the way . . .

Cherry Ripe knows the way too and it's definitely on our agenda for the summer.
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Re: St. Kilda

Postby mm5aho » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:29 pm

Any further developments with this idea?

Need to start planning leave and that sort of thing!

I'm likely to be heading that direction generally this summer, so keen for St Kilda too, but need to firm up a plan.
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Re: St. Kilda

Postby wully » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:55 pm

mm5aho wrote: need to firm up a plan.


You've got to have a plan cos if you don't have a plan you can't change it..

My plan is to go sailing for as long as I can get away for on a good forecast, heading generally west .

With a bit of south thrown in.

Or maybe north.

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Re: St. Kilda

Postby Telo » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:22 pm

claymore wrote:Shard fancied it - but he was much younger when he said so......


That's true; it's still on the list....

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Re: St. Kilda

Postby PaulJS » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:17 pm

Rugger!!!
Just wrote a long spiel about my brief Army time on Kilda, but I'd been logged out before I could submit it.
Ah well, it was probably a bit boring anyway!

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Re: St. Kilda

Postby claymore » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:43 pm

Well - do it again !!!
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