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Old 25 September 2013, 16:59   #11
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Looked a bit rough out there Dhf, at least you got out
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Old 25 September 2013, 17:20   #12
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Thats not rough Steve, thats just tickling the surface, but yes it was great to get out, I was hoping to accompany on my rib, but it was actually much more enjoyable with experienced company on La Bamba, Thats one very well equiped rib, and very comfortable seating too.
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Paul ( Dragonhawkficht ) , Pleasure to meet you too today . Thank you for your knowledgable commentary around the Isles .

Kerny , generally speaking it wasn't too bad out there , just the usual overfalls & rips you might expect in that part of the world .

We did have a little excitement on Monday afternoon when we overheard one of the large Irish ferries talking to a disabled yacht off Skomer . His mainsail was damaged and his small outboard was not up to the overfalls and the wallowing had upset most of his crew . The lifeboat was already on the way from Angle so we stood by , then transferred two RNLI chappies onto the yacht , and two of the crew members back to the lifeboat . Nothing too dramatic , but it's nice to be able to assist , 'cos none of can be sure that we won't need that help one day .

The gannets on Grassholme were spectacular as ever . Hopefully a few pictures to follow when my scurvy crew get their fingers out .
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Wow some action too, well done for assisting

Looking forward to your pics guy's
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Pleasure to meet you too today . Thank you for your knowledgable commentary around the Isles .
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Your welcome Bern, just a shame there wasn't more wildlife still around to comment on, but still great to see the seal pups and rock features, plus it was great to meet you and Rob, and be a passenger myself for a change, thanks again for the invites I definatly owe you a few beers!
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Spotted you coming in to Neyland around midday (?) yesterday...We were offloading some samples at the pontoon at the yacht club..... You def had the best of it yesterday...felt like autumn there today.....
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Dan . probably a tad later than that 'cause Paul was s'posed to back by midday , and I know we were late and he was in trouble with the Missus .

Yep unless we do have a sustained Indian Summer , I reckon both me and the rib will be going into hibernation any time now.........
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'cause Paul was s'posed to back by midday , and I know we were late and he was in trouble with the Missus .
Not at all Bern, I'm lucky I guess, our home is only 200yrds up the road from the marina, and there's shops down there, so I had no complaints , infact Louise asked me to pass on her regards, and thought your rib looked very smart, compared to mine, "yes! yes! don't rub it in" I replied... but I certainly agree. It was an absolute pleasure to dance across the water aboard La Bamba , I really must look into getting some of those foot straps and I'm seriously considering loosing my bottle rack for some of those jocky style seats, Its hard to feel comfortable as a passenger on my rib, as there's only the dive rack to hold on to, different for the helm of course, but not as well sheltered there either, it was great to experience a user friendly rib compared to my dive rib.
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