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Old 31 May 2019, 05:23   #1
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RIB'ing Around Oban 2019

Its been a very busy year at sea for me this year ..and Im loving every moment of it.

This is the first video of a Box Set of three and covers three days with Fast RIBs around the Oban area. The next videos of the set will be slightly delayed as Im heading back to Oban to have a week of SIB, ing with some other friends at the weekend.

I hope you are all having as good a spring run as Im having. I have fallen far behind with trying to make all my trips into videos..but will try to catch up in stormy weather days.

Thanks for watching..and I hope you enjoy the fast action for this normally slow going guy



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Old 31 May 2019, 08:23   #2
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A wonderful and addictive film as always - thank you.


Whereabouts is the white sand beach in the title sequence?
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Old 31 May 2019, 08:45   #3
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Great video Donny, glad that you had a great time with the big boy's n gals.
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Old 31 May 2019, 09:14   #4
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Hi Dr Hook .. many thanks for your kind words on the videos.

The opening sequence shows a part of Balfour’s bay on the Ross of Mull.

Its where David Balfour ...the hero of R.L.Stevenson’s classic novel “Kidnapped” was washed ashore when the ship hit the Torran Rocks. It is our destination on day three so I dont want to spoil that video by showing more of it yet.

However the whole area has stunning sandy beaches and scenery .

This bay below ..not so far from Balfours bay ... is in my opinion one of the best bays in the area. Its why it often pays to slow the boats down and get in close .



This scene has hung on many walls as its popular with painters and artists.



And of course the water is crystal clear




I hope I help pay for my trips on the RIB’s with my local knowledge as I often go by small boat or even kayak .

Hi Kerny ..if Im honest..the only thing that was missing from this trip was …

your good self and also Mr Jingles too … hopefully next time though
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Hi Dr Hook .. many thanks for your kind words on the videos.

The opening sequence shows a part of Balfour’s bay on the Ross of Mull.

Its where David Balfour ...the hero of R.L.Stevenson’s classic novel “Kidnapped” was washed ashore when the ship hit the Torran Rocks. It is our destination on day three so I dont want to spoil that video by showing more of it yet.

However the whole area has stunning sandy beaches and scenery .

This bay below ..not so far from Balfours bay ... is in my opinion one of the best bays in the area. Its why it often pays to slow the boats down and get in close .



This scene has hung on many walls as its popular with painters and artists.



And of course the water is crystal clear




I hope I help pay for my trips on the RIB’s with my local knowledge as I often go by small boat or even kayak .

Hi Kerny ..if Im honest..the only thing that was missing from this trip was …

your good self and also Mr Jingles too … hopefully next time though

Thank you - found it on the map.
There's lots to be said for reconnaisance by small boat and it's the local knowledge that gets you the idyllic quiet spots. Always handy.


Wishing you many more adventures this year!
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fantastic Donny, cracking video as always, glad they looked after you so well
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Hi again Chris ..thanks for looking in.

Yes.. they all spoil me rotten.

Not only do the Guy’s n gals take me on the boats ..but they often feed me .. and make me feel like Im on holiday too. It is proof that the Scots and English can survive and gain from one another !!

As a poor pensioner ... I can never repay them ..but they are happy when I tell them Gurnard tales over a pint of Guinness or three.

Its adventures like these as well as the friendships that have formed that make life long memories for us all.

Sometimes forums are full of arguments and words of warriors .. but “The family” all met through RIBNET forum ..so its very worth reading the mince to get to the real meat of things
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Thanks for the kind words Donny and looking forward to seeing you next year if alls well.
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My pleasure to have your company for two days. Despite these being home waters to me you have an incredible knowledge of the coastline and I learned a lot of features and geography I often cruise past . The " chrome handles" I hope we're never needed for safe cautious driving ! Look forward to part 2 and 3
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Nice trip everyone you can't beat the Ross beautiful place
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