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Old 02 April 2018, 06:41   #1
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Reflecting on Loch Leven

Easter Sunday and a slither of a weather window opened between a Saturday of heavy rain and a Monday with more yellow snow warnings.

I made the most of the sunny..calm ..but bitter cold day by taking my small F-Rib and 6HP outboard to Loch Leven.







This is part one of the video of my day watching the hills reflected off the sea loch surface.





I hope to post the next part once I have it sorted into a watchable movie. Hope you enjoy watching ... it was a great to be on the water


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Old 02 April 2018, 07:29   #2
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Howdy Gurnard.
Just watched your stunning video.
Cracking stuff - almost made me homesick
Whilst you've been freezing to the marrow I've been baking to the marrow out here in Salalah.
I'm sure myself and Fang would have joined you if I'd been home.
She would have loved the trip.
Been out doing boaty stuff nevertheless.
A nice haul of fish yesterday morning. ....
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Donny , great video ( as always ! ). You're made of tougher stuff than many of us here ! I haven't even uncovered my rib yet and run her up ! Maybe in the next few weeks ( if it warms up a bit and stops raining....... )
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Another great day for you Donny just looked like summer just one week before my tow bar is ready and I’am off I’ve got a lot of catching up to do
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Your weather window watchers must have been working overtime! Brilliant footage as ever. Thanks for sharing again!
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Old 03 April 2018, 04:24   #6
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Hi Kaman.. Fang would have enjoyed Loch Leven..plenty old bones on Eilean Munde for her to chew on.

Hi Bern .. my body isn’t as tough as my stubbornness ..’fraid my mind would let my fingers get frostbite to get its own way

Hi HH ..hopefully after this coming weekend you will get a boat going and we can catch up on the water.

Hi Steve..hope you are getting your boat ready..the good weather and adventures are just around the corner.

Here is part Two ..and the Main (Final) part of Reflecting on Loch Leven. The reflections were that real they were hard to believe. At least you can see them for yourself because of the GoPro I took along.





Here is the data from my on board black box ..I used 6 litres of fuel and 1 litre of hot coffee to cover the 33 miles .. top speed almost 19 m.p.h. (tide assisted land speed)



And a rough route map showing the Guppy’s trail.



Many thanks for looking
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Thanks for posting - what beautiful scenery
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Stunning !
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Fair braw 👍
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Thanks Charliee ... Jeff .. and Kaman .. it was a truly idylic day for the video.

One of those rare days when the light .. clear air ..and calm waters tie in with blue sky with small white clouds. That is the beauty of cold weather boating... the atmosphere has no haze.

I have often been on loch Leven in calm summer days..but IMO cloud or haze take away the atmosphere.

As a comparison ..these summer photos that I have taken over the years just cant compete with Sunday’s clear air and the winter colours of the hills.







Apart from that.. summer is a lot busier ..the only boats I saw moving all day were the Canadian Canoe .. and the Corran Ferry .. I had the cold place to myself otherwise.
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I must agree the snow capped mountains and the crystal clear reflections of the winter sea / landscape beats the summer pics hands down.
It's a pity you couldn't get a nice warm summer heat in the air to go with the winter scenery.
I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed my few days out winter sibbing this year.
I think my dry suit purchase a few years back is beginning to pay for itself.
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Part two did it for me just stunning well done Donny
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