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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby Nick » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:00 am

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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:37 pm

Ghillie wrote:Arinagour in strong southerlies.

The allure of Katie Morag for the grandchildren was greater than pilot book warnings and adherence of common sense. Wind veered west south west overnight, but waves still came in from the south, so we ended up rolling, yawing and pitching at mooring....departed very early.


What's the connection between Katie Morag and Arinagour?

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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby Nick » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:03 am

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What's the connection between Katie Morag and Arinagour?


Mairi Hedderwick lived on Coll for a number of years, and a lot of the landscape, characters and situations are based on Arinagour.
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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:05 am

Nick wrote:
Mark wrote:
What's the connection between Katie Morag and Arinagour?


Mairi Hedderwick lived on Coll for a number of years, and a lot of the landscape, characters and situations are based on Arinagour.


I'm a little red faced because I was getting Ardinamar and Arinagour mixed up.

Despite that, thanks, I've been trying to work out where the scenes in the books came from, I could have sworn I could see the paps of Jura but could never see anything conclusive. Unfortunately, I've never visited Coll so it turns out I don't have any toddler bragging rights. :(

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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby Nick » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:21 pm

Mark wrote:I'm a little red faced because I was getting Ardinamar and Arinagour mixed up.

Despite that, thanks, I've been trying to work out where the scenes in the books came from, I could have sworn I could see the paps of Jura but could never see anything conclusive. Unfortunately, I've never visited Coll so it turns out I don't have any toddler bragging rights. :(


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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby mm5aho » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:26 pm

On a clear day a nice view of Paps from Tiree (Gott Bay). Saw them clearly this year from there. Thats a reasonable distance away, so requires clear weather!
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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby Pilgrim » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:31 pm

Most of the CBBC Katie Morag series was filmed in the West of Lewis. Not that it prevents us dragging our 5yr and 10 yr old children to Coll! Our daughter (age 5yr) coped with 200nm non stop passage Stornoway to Lerwick in order to see the Shetland ponies this year and the 10 yr old amazed his classmates with his tales of having to undertake watches on deck alone (though they were mainly horrified at the thought of lack of wi-fi or in his teacher's case; lack of power for hair straighteners!). Eleanor was upset when she failed to meet the Loch Ness monster on our way south.....

Any way I digress; our worst anchorage is Diaberg Torridon. Poor holding and v gusty bay, it prompted a night sail back to Plockton some years ago....

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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby claymore » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:20 am

Mark wrote:
Nick wrote:
Mark wrote:


I'm a little red faced because I was getting Ardinamar and Arinagour mixed up.

:(


Well - as long as the Calmac chappie disnae dae the same..........
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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:23 pm

Nick wrote:You get a great view of the Paps from Colonsay but not from Coll.


The image I'm thinking off is in the artwork in the books. Paps on the left on the same body of land as the landing stage.

Reminds me of Craighouse but there are features that rule it out.

Not really important since I'm sure some scenes are composites or made up anyway.

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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:23 pm

claymore wrote:Well - as long as the Calmac chappie disnae dae the same..........


After two or three times I'm sure he'd get it right.

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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby claymore » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:41 pm

It wid just be the once with Ardnamir....
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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby Mark » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:26 am

claymore wrote:It wid just be the once with Ardnamir....


Calmac have 29 ferries so in theory he could have 29 goes at it. I'd like to think our Ferry driver would have realized his mistake before he was even half way through the fleet. Perhaps someone would even point out his mistake on one of his early attempts.

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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby claymore » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:12 pm

I think the seabed would be pointing out the error of his ways in Ardinamir
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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby Mark » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:15 pm

claymore wrote:I think the seabed would be pointing out the error of his ways in Ardinamir


Once he'd found Coll he could begin the search for Claymore's sense of humour!

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Re: Worst 2 or 3 anchorages

Postby claymore » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:50 am

Feck sake.
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