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Old 05 November 2002, 17:05   #61
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Pepper and Geoff, can you send your photos to me please...
Keith & co... have a look under this thread (3rd photo):
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...+SIB+BIG+smile

(And for Geoff, look at some of the photos under http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1155 )
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Old 05 November 2002, 17:52   #62
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How's this for a picture. Taken off Ardnamurchan two years ago.
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Yeah I'm aware of the diving on offer up there. Any other qualified divers going up? Maybe we could have a dive or two while we're there!
That's well to the forefront of my mind, too, Matt. Di and I will take our rigs, I'm sure. I've heard that diving at Scapa Flow is pretty impressive.
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Yes, a fantastic photo Geoff. It shows exactly why I love the Scottish Highlands. Thanks. Now you are in the gallery.

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Here is a description of The Pentland Firth, found on the internet:

Probably the best way to experience the Pentland Firth is by taking a boat trip; either one of the wildlife tours on offer or by crossing over to Orkney by ferry.

The 10 knot tide passing through the Firth can be distorted out of all recognition by the effect of the many islands, reefs and the sea bed slopes resulting in eddies, outfalls and reefs of tremendous power.

This is one of the wildest stretches of sea around the British Isles and its turbulent humour can be seen in the swirling waters at the bores of Duncansby and the Merry Men of Mey.

Within the Firth are numerous islands and skerries, some once populated. Stroma (the island in the stream) was once inhabited by communities of crofters and fishermen but is now uninhabited. The line of houses can be seen clearly on the skyline of the island. The remoteness from schools, hospitals and other services made life too difficult.

A challenge!

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Looking out from John'OGroats harbour towards Stroma.

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One of the 'blockships' along side the Churchill Barriers in Scapa Flow. If you want to see it, then join the expedition.

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Here is another good link that I have found.

http://www.visitorkney.com

It contains a clickable map of the individual islands, giving places of interest on each.
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Well if there's others taking dive kit, if I am able to I'll take mine up as well.

As for the RI coverage idea, I think it's great, and yes I think they should give me a boat and outboard! (dunno why though, I just think they should )

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