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Postby T25 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:15 am

Afraid not. I've had to shoot up to Fort William a few times in a previous job, but never had the chance to look around the area much. Love the place but never had the chance to spend enough time North of the wall to enjoy it to the full.
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Postby Arghiro » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:50 pm

Sorry about that, I must have hiccoughed or summat.




Sorry about that, I must have hiccoughed or summat.

Damn, there is an echo!

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Postby Booby Trapper » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:24 pm

Shard wrote:
T25 wrote:And there was me being a gent and not saying anything :lol:
Ah, so, perhaps, you have visited the errmm gents' on the pier; a rather fine example of Victorian (or poss Edwardian) alignment with cleanliness and devotion to idealism in the realm of the the lavvy. Well worth a visit imho.


I took my camera in there to get some photos a few years ago...
Got some funny looks, can't think why :oops:

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Is it all better yet?

Postby aquaplane » Sun May 18, 2008 8:08 pm

The Trail Sail Association are planning to spend next Saturday night in Rothsay after launching at Largs. Is it finished yet?
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Re: Is it all better yet?

Postby Booby Trapper » Sun May 18, 2008 8:17 pm

aquaplane wrote:The Trail Sail Association are planning to spend next Saturday night in Rothsay after launching at Largs. Is it finished yet?

No but there is still the same amount of berthing available as there always has been. The part the work is getting done on is the inner harbour that never had pontoons before.
You can contact Bute Berthing Company on 01700 500630 not sure if you can book in advance.

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Postby aquaplane » Sun May 18, 2008 8:23 pm

Wow, that was fast, thanks for the info.

I've never been to Rothsay before so I didn't know the set up. There will be 7 possibly 9 boats so it may be worth checking before we descend on them. I'll pass that number on to the Cruise Director.

TVM Bob.

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Postby Troonsometimes » Mon May 19, 2008 8:54 am

We spent Saturday night in Rothesay harbour. There were only three or four berths left at 4pm when we arrived so 7 boats would seem unlikely. There is a pontoon at the other side of the harbour which I believe is shallow but may not be a problem for trailer/sailers. There were still quite a number of the moorings free in the bay much later in the evening.

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Postby Booby Trapper » Tue May 20, 2008 6:41 pm

3 months on and not much change, piles are in for the pontoons now but a lot of under-pinning going on to the old pier as it has been subsiding since work started.
Plenty of berths available today but the long pontoon on the outside of the harbour looks like it's out of action, as you can see from the pic it's not connected to the main pier.

Taken today 20.5.08
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The pontoon outside
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The old pontoons inside the harbour. Aquaplane, this should help you find them
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Postby aquaplane » Tue May 20, 2008 8:29 pm

I've passed on all your helpful info to the cruise director. It seems that Rothesay is the usual first night stop for this cruise and it's not been a problem before.

I must say I'm starting to get a bit giddy now, only 4 sleeps to go.

Come say hello if you see us about, we'll put the kettle on, or something anyway!
Seminole.
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Postby Booby Trapper » Tue May 20, 2008 11:27 pm

aquaplane wrote:I've passed on all your helpful info to the cruise director. It seems that Rothesay is the usual first night stop for this cruise and it's not been a problem before.

I must say I'm starting to get a bit giddy now, only 4 sleeps to go.

Come say hello if you see us about, we'll put the kettle on, or something anyway!


Don't know if I will bump into you as I will be at Tarbert Sunday and Monday for the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series. I'm crewing on a 1720 Sports boat. Weather is looking good for the weekend.

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Postby Pete Cooper » Wed May 21, 2008 8:34 am

Ian, it's not 'Water Tiger' you are crewing on is it? I am hoping to motor down to Rothesay just for the day on Friday.
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Postby Booby Trapper » Wed May 21, 2008 12:32 pm

Pete Cooper wrote:Ian, it's not 'Water Tiger' you are crewing on is it? I am hoping to motor down to Rothesay just for the day on Friday.
Pete


Yes it's Water Tiger, only on Monday though Colin has a full crew other days. I'm sailing there on Sunday, hope they can squeeze in a small one.


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