Crinan Canal - updated

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Crinan Canal - updated

Postby mm5aho » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:02 pm

The Mull of Kintyre
(with apologies to all on the Vital Spark. Tune: same as Crinan Canal for me; Para Handy)

Oh the Mull of Kintyre for me
I do like the wide open sea
The canal is too dear, I'll not shed a tear
While saving a pound or three
Sailing the sound of Sanda
Rathlin a passing gander
Macrihanish and Gigha, to me it's no fear
The Mull of Kintyre for me

Chorus
The Mull of Kintyre for me
I do like the wide open sea
Macrihanish and Gigha, to me its no fear
The Mull of Kintyre for me.

The Mull of Kintyre for me
From robbers and thieves you are free
Its not so terrific, just like the Pacific
and closer that Japan or Fiji
A life on the Spanish Main
It widna' drive me insane
The big foaming breakers don't spoil my chart papers
The Mull of Kintyre for me

Chorus


The Mull of Kintyre for me
It's certainly big and not wee
Sometimes it is calm, when frying your ham
and I do like a nice cup of tea
You can even go round in the night
Well guided by Stevenson's light
There's no pricey sale that would make you turn pale
The Mull of Kintyre for me

Chorus

The Mull of Kintyre for me
There's no pilots there with a fee
There's no broken sluice, but I might need my Bruce
And all of the round trip is free
There's no waiting at yon bridge
And even no sign of a midge
You can sail with a breeze and lovely blue seas
The Mull of Kintyre for me

Chorus
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Re: Crinan Canal - updated

Postby pagoda » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:23 pm

I like it :D

We're not chugging round there with 120 tons of coal and 6 inches of freeboard, so Para would understand. And the later bigger puffers/coasters were too big to use the canal anyway.
Nick (VIC32 skipper) told me he had rollers fitted low on the hull to cope with the lack of water in the canal these days. I doubt a fully laden puffer could get through anymore? VIC32 rides pretty light. Interestingly enough - their insurance wouldn't cover them for MOK today... too far away from an approved port of refuge??

It might put off their non-sailing customers too!

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Re: Crinan Canal - updated

Postby aquaplane » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:47 pm

I helped bring Chiron to lock 10 from Crinan today, it wasn't my choice, the new owner wanted to go through instead of round.

It seemed much as I remembered it from previous transits.

We locked in about 2 and stopped about 5 and did better than we had planned, only expected to get to Crinan Bridge.

There was one ignorant foreign knob who set off down through 11 despite being told he couldn't continue today. The Canal bloke had to single hand him to a spot where he could overnight.
Seminole.
Cheers Bob.

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Re: Crinan Canal - updated

Postby lady_stormrider » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:38 pm

As Chiron's official Scottish Canal Helmslady I should have been on hand to supervise - mind you the heat would have made me glow quite a bit, currently 25 eg C and 62% humidity
Poly Navicular Mobus is now down to 35 ft

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Re: Crinan Canal - updated

Postby Nick » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:58 pm

mm5aho wrote:The Mull of Kintyre
(with apologies to all on the Vital Spark. Tune: same as Crinan Canal for me; Para Handy)

Oh the Mull of Kintyre for me
I do like the wide open sea
The canal is too dear, I'll not shed a tear
While saving a pound or three
Sailing the sound of Sanda
Rathlin a passing gander
Macrihanish and Gigha, to me it's no fear
The Mull of Kintyre for me

Chorus
The Mull of Kintyre for me
I do like the wide open sea
Macrihanish and Gigha, to me its no fear
The Mull of Kintyre for me.

The Mull of Kintyre for me
From robbers and thieves you are free
Its not so terrific, just like the Pacific
and closer that Japan or Fiji
A life on the Spanish Main
It widna' drive me insane
The big foaming breakers don't spoil my chart papers
The Mull of Kintyre for me

Chorus


The Mull of Kintyre for me
It's certainly big and not wee
Sometimes it is calm, when frying your ham
and I do like a nice cup of tea
You can even go round in the night
Well guided by Stevenson's light
There's no pricey sale that would make you turn pale
The Mull of Kintyre for me

Chorus

The Mull of Kintyre for me
There's no pilots there with a fee
There's no broken sluice, but I might need my Bruce
And all of the round trip is free
There's no waiting at yon bridge
And even no sign of a midge
You can sail with a breeze and lovely blue seas
The Mull of Kintyre for me

Chorus


Love it

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