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Old 28 May 2012, 08:42   #121
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Guys the Google map site isn't the best for looking at these. Try the bing maps and get a fright.
Wow. You're not kiding! That's about a million times better than Google! Especially helped by the fact the photos seem to have been taken at low tide on a clear day, wheras the google ones show an incredibly muddy river at high tide!

Two things jump out at me at the moment:
1) the bit that supposedly dries out looks pretty harmless i nthe pics.
2) there is absolutely no sign of the Clacks bridge, or the works associated with it, so I reckon those photos are at least 5 years old - how much has it all shifted?

It does, however amply demostrate the "rapids" I was told about!

I shall go & compare with notes & charts (agian).
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Old 28 May 2012, 14:55   #122
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Looking at the bing map makes you want to keep the trailer strapped onto the keel so we can roll up river!
I can't wait but bagsey me not to go first up the river......
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we having a meeting carron sea lock, 1900 hrs, we have charts n guides - hopefully I will have these in electronic format in next few days!

All welcome to attend the briefing.
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SPR - what day - tonight? I am still in the process of collating the info I've pulled together. Will try to finalise it at Lunchtime having seen the Bing Satellite photos. I;ll email to to you so you amend / correct it or add anything to the discussion if it's tonight. I might manage tomorrow, but tonight I can't make.

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Assuming the bottom hasn't moved that much since the chart was made and having studied a couple of the "rapids" in closeup I actually wonder if some of them are just the sun sparkling off a bit of water disturbed by a gust of wind. - There are definite "dots" versus "lines" comparing known rapids to ones that supposedly have a metre or so depth at low tide according to the chart. Having said that, corners of the river haven't been surveyed since about 1975, so movement of mud is likely.


I do still wonder if an Avon Redstart isn't the best boat for this escapade!
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sorry - Friday is the day at carron sea lock!

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The marks on the water may be sunlight or wind but the pics were not at high tide so we should be ok.
I cant make the brief on Fri so can someone brief the ribs at PE on Sat mprning.
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I will what time do you want me there!

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Hi Scott,as I'm local I will try and drop in friday night,It'll be good to put a face to some names and yes,you doing a briefing on sat at PE is a plan,timewise,I would think just before 10am if that's good for all? Cheers,Alan
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I also can be there on friday night, and going to be at PE sat morning.

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Will be good to see you again Kev an meet new faces ! Heard you were at Elie a few weeks back Kev - also got your booking for the cruise on 17th June.

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