Extraordinary sights in Oban

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Extraordinary sights in Oban

Postby cpedw » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:31 pm

I was on the North Pier this afternoon and saw this Image

Definite signs of action on the new transit pontoon.


A little further on, I was amazed to see this note on the toilet door: Image

It says "TOILETS AND SHOWERS ARE FREE". Surely this can't be Argyll & Bute Council's doing?

Derek

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Re: Extraordinary sights in Oban

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Not so sure about those anchors, what with all the kelp and whatnot; don't look heavy enough to me either, need a lot of catenary weight to hold that in place, just plough and slide on the seabed.

Anyone who has even looked in the toilet facility and considered putting a 20p into the slot, deserves to be ripped off, it's been money free for at least 2 to 3 years and quite obviously the once fabulous interior, proudly kept clean and fragrant was a complete loss maker considering Glasgow's finest day tripper frequented the lavies.

I am having a bitter and angry day.
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Re: Extraordinary sights in Oban

Postby wully » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:48 pm

Hmmm. Don't think wann ay thaem widd fit oan mah bow roller...

Hey, B.O.B , did ye get yer gas sorted? I'm needing a new cooker since the one that came with the boat is trying to kill me and want a bit Of paper to say it's installed all proper like..might need Mike again.

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Re: Extraordinary sights in Oban

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:00 am

wully wrote:Hmmm. Don't think wann ay thaem widd fit oan mah bow roller...

Hey, B.O.B , did ye get yer gas sorted? I'm needing a new cooker since the one that came with the boat is trying to kill me and want a bit Of paper to say it's installed all proper like..might need Mike again.


No, not yet, finish wiring, pay for that and the annual berthing fee, finish varnishing, then gas system. At the moment a long hose from the cooker suffices.
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Re: Extraordinary sights in Oban

Postby wully » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:21 pm

Certainly makes good tea!

I'll bring biscuits next time.

Watch out if your about, I hear Claymore is on the prowl next week...I might wheel him over for a visit - he doesn't get out much :violin:

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Re: Extraordinary sights in Oban

Postby aquaplane » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 pm

wully wrote:...I might wheel him over for a visit - he doesn't get out much :violin:

:goatd


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Re: Extraordinary sights in Oban

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:40 pm

All welcome. On a 5 weaker, so end of weak 4, should be at home now, aarrrrgh. A fuel tank has just dumped 10m3 onto Putin's prime swamp. The tanks in a bund but the freeze / thaw cycle has damaged the liner, and the rigs subsiding on one side, so have to stop, rig down, pack it all out and rig up again. I was hoping to cruise for the last week but that ain't going to happen now, full on until home time. :-(
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Re: Extraordinary sights in Oban

Postby wully » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:52 pm

Oh dear, or dear..

If it makes you feel any better it's a bit cold to drink beer after work , outside , in Nyhavn today.

:mrgreen:


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