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Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:13 pm
by Silkie
So what's the plan now then?

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:39 am
by Nick
Silkie wrote:So what's the plan now then?


You still looking for a berth?

You would be very welcome on Fairwinds.

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:28 am
by claymore
Meet Oban sometime Friday afternoon/Evening?
Think we will head for Kerrera given the current forecast...

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:07 pm
by cpedw
claymore wrote:Meet Oban sometime Friday afternoon/Evening?
Think we will head for Kerrera given the current forecast...

Sounds good to me (says he having to struggle all the way from Connel).

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:58 pm
by Nick
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Wind is looking mostly E or ESE

Good for heading South ?

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:30 pm
by Silkie
Nick wrote:You still looking for a berth?

You would be very welcome on Fairwinds.


I'd already had a couple of offers by PM before anyone responded on forum and I've accepted a berth on the fat lady. Might do a bit of boat-hopping though since I've never sailed on the lovely Fairwinds - or a big Nic for that matter.

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:31 pm
by Nick
Silkie wrote:
Nick wrote:You still looking for a berth?

You would be very welcome on Fairwinds.


I'd already had a couple of offers by PM before anyone responded on forum and I've accepted a berth on the fat lady. Might do a bit of boat-hopping though since I've never sailed on the lovely Fairwinds - or a big Nic for that matter.


What's up with Silkie? Nothing serious I hope.

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:00 pm
by Silkie
No just a combination of weather, family and the new job getting in the way of preparations.

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:13 pm
by claymore
Nick wrote:.
Wind is looking mostly E or ESE

Good for heading South ?


Hmm - it could be, however Gigha would not be too wonderful with Easterlies?

How does towards Tobers on Saturday evening and then we have some options for Sunday, either carry on round or back the way we came - depending on the weather?
Not too ambitious I know but its such a changeable forecast. The countryfile forecast seemed to suggest High pressure for the weekend.

Did the troosers get a chef?

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:58 pm
by Nick
claymore wrote:
Nick wrote:.
Wind is looking mostly E or ESE

Good for heading South ?


Hmm - it could be, however Gigha would not be too wonderful with Easterlies?

How does towards Tobers on Saturday evening and then we have some options for Sunday, either carry on round or back the way we came - depending on the weather?
Not too ambitious I know but its such a changeable forecast. The countryfile forecast seemed to suggest High pressure for the weekend.

Did the troosers get a chef?


Gigha is pants in an Easterly, for sure - but Tayvallich might be an option.

Just looked at XC and it is completely different from yesterday ! Tide turns at the bottom of the SOM around midday on Saturday, nice run up the sound - but a biggish easterly blow on the Saturday night means the pontoons would be pretty bouncy.

Sunday is calmish so the world is our oyster, diesel permitting.

Image

Troosers has a chef.

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:39 pm
by claymore
Nothing stopping us having a wander up to Oban for Friday, meander down to Carsaig or McCormic fer lunch then up tae tayvalliachers for the night on Saturday. As you say, the world is our Lobster from then on.
I think all talk of Gigha should now be banned.

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:56 pm
by claymore
Talk of Tobers should similarly be curtailed
Shard will have seen enough of the place for a while.
Didn't realise he had a hotel there though.....

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:56 am
by claymore
My - how things have changed. Saturday is looking a bit pants for heading south, unless we tuck right in!

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:20 am
by aquaplane
The Sound of Iona was very nice in Easterlies last August. We spent nights in Bull hole and Tinkers hole and deffo want to go back, maybe not so soon but just saying.

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:49 am
by Nick
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Currently it is looking possible to go somewhere, but unlikely that we could return.