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Old 04 August 2007, 09:11   #1
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The Kyles of Bute and Other Strange Places...

Wednesday 1st of August; time for a wee jaunt

Mrs. Grocer at the helm; Kames and Tighnabruich; The Pier at Tighnabruich; the RNLI station; An Caladh.
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Old 04 August 2007, 09:16   #2
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Part the second:

Approaching the Burnt Islands; the North Channel (the S. channel is for yotties and other lesser beings ); Leaving the N. Channel; A Toy for the Big Boys; Veni, vidi, I nicked your boat
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Good Photos,

Hopefully it will look like that on the 25th.

We were at Tighnabruich last Saturday. The Waverley was in, and on departing swung 45 degrees to the pier. At that moment, a gentleman from Glasgow, slightly worse for ware, who had been late for his departure decided he could beat olympic athletes, and proceeded to try and make the 30m jump to the vessel.

We observed this from about 400m away, and watched as he plunged between the pier, and the paddles! Drove in straight away, and fished him out. He got to the lifeboat station, and the wee lady nearly had a fit in the shop, when we presented this guy, looking for a towel and a seat!

Brings new meaning to 'doon the water'.


Where did you get the photo of the big rib? I think It's called an ARRC, built specially for BP, for rescue duties, carrying full time paramedics and other stuff.
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If I remember correctly the photo of the ARRC was taken between Strone Pt. and Ardyne Pt. - the entrance to Loch Striven.

Certainly looked as if it had a purpose in mind

Thinks: must toddle over to the other Fund Raiser thread....
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All of the ARRC boats are getting a refit at Gairloch. Something to do with them having big issues with the Lifting points and internal wiring. They have been about on the Clyde for over 1 year and usually run final sea trials from the Cloch Light South before the mother ship comes with another and takes the refitted one away.
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