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Old 01 October 2016, 06:48   #11
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I'm not understanding this "end of season" thing. It seems like a self imposed sentence of misery.

So your boats out the water sitting on a serviceable trailer......this is where I start from every week.

It's nice being on the trailer because you can keep up with all the we jobs that need doing and you sleep better when it's blowing a gale out there.....down side, you have to spend an extra 5mins putting it in and another 5mins pulling it out, down at the marina.

We've had some cracking runs out in November and December, February & March can be difficult, but I've steamed the water pump to thaw the ice and dragged the boat out over two inches of snow in the drive.....was it worth it, probably not, but even Loch Lomond can be a nice run in the winter when it's quiet.

Come on guys.....need more of a "can do" attitude
Quite right ,,,, this was a couple of years ago preparing for a weekend in Largs 11th Dec - well worth it
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Old 01 October 2016, 09:45   #12
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Trawbreaga Bay, with Malin Head in the background? - as a guess
As a guess it is very VERY good, in so much as that is the view and the direction, but we were just south of Fanad Light - about 30 metres from the Swilly Rocks, which was exciting
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Old 01 October 2016, 09:52   #13
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Too long Billy, too long.

But when the winter comes, it's good to be home and dry - Sayonara 2016...
Wuss!

Hey you'll be in trouble when Pikey Dave sees that photo, you've got a strap over the tubes! In fact, a whole gang might come along and mug ya!

Nice dolphins. Funny you should thank them, I thanked a mum and baby porpoise for coming by in the Minch in the summer, I got laughed at...in a nice way, of course.
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Great dolphin pictures, it's amazing how the unexpected meeting with dolphins or a whale can transform a good trip into an unforgettable one. Certainly a life time moment.
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Come on guys.....need more of a "can do" attitude
Your right - why would I be lying on a warm beach in January when I could be on an icebreaker searching for the Legendary Dolphins of Loch Lomond?
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Hey you'll be in trouble when Pikey Dave sees that photo...
I won't you know - the straps don't go under the trailer - just around the hull. And the contact points are padded.

So there.

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Your right - why would I be lying on a warm beach in January ?
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Wuss!

Hey you'll be in trouble when Pikey Dave sees that photo, you've got a strap over the tubes! In fact, a whole gang might come along and mug ya!

Nice dolphins. Funny you should thank them, I thanked a mum and baby porpoise for coming by in the Minch in the summer, I got laughed at...in a nice way, of course.

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Brilliant photos not easy to capture and two at once a bonus , I had the good luck to dive with a wild dolfin many years ago with his nose on my mask and his sonar rattling my fillings it was fantastic never forget that.

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Brilliant photos not easy to capture and two at once a bonus
donegaldan was ragin' 'cos he'd left his Nikon at home.

The Gruinard will be down in the dumps again too...
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