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Old 09 June 2012, 16:36   #1
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Now thats what I call 'flat calm'

Spent a few days in Scotland last week helping a friend with his new boat - OK its not a rib

Couldn't believe how calm the sea was one day - it was glassy! Never seen that in the Solent. And the depth! well over 500 feet in places - again very different from the Solent - or Channel for that matter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...v=NhxVWHIUCWw#!
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Its lovely to see ... It does happen now and again , more than peeps believe, but it cant always be appreciated when we like .. but when it does,.. theres no where else like it
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and the weather was much better than down south. Not dreich at all!
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now what your saying there fella, can make ships upto 8 mile away look like their floating in d sky, or maybe i drank to much t night bfer.
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Its lovely to see ... It does happen now and again , more than peeps believe, but it cant always be appreciated when we like .. but when it does,.. theres no where else like it
Quite right Bigman and its all ours!!
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I hope it's like that all week when we go up there end of August looks great.

BTW any encounters with Clegs while you were there.
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I hope it's like that all week when we go up there end of August looks great.

BTW any encounters with Clegs while you were there.
Got you worried Stevey boy
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Clegs... as in horse flies? No, but some unwelcome encounters with giant midges - one evening was like walking out into a snow storm - except the snow bit!
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No we get them here in the Pennines as well so I'm immune, well to the English ones at least. not sure about the Midlands though the scars might be everlasting on there skin fook me he might come back home like he has caught smallpox and that's not including the S.A.B.S. (Scottish Division) trained midges.
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I hope it's like that all week when we go up there end of August looks great.

BTW any encounters with Clegs while you were there.
That will be a nice run for you to do
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Kingairloch. Just down the road from me.

Ive been in those hills a few times.
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Quite right Bigman and its all ours!!
Hey..You've not put the Border wire up quite yet Laddie
Fantastic location,gotta be worth the Loong Haul for That! As for the Midges, it would be worth a few mils of Claret.. Pretty Obviously you Jocks are made of Sterner stuff....But KILTS !?
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Hey..You've not put the Border wire up quite yet Laddie
Fantastic location,gotta be worth the Loong Haul for That! As for the Midges, it would be worth a few mils of Claret.. Pretty Obviously you Jocks are made of Sterner stuff....But KILTS !?

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On way from France to Guernsey

This was on 28th May this year on route to Guernsy from France. Sunny, Warm and very calm.
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Spent a few days in Scotland last week helping a friend with his new boat - OK its not a rib

Couldn't believe how calm the sea was one day - it was glassy! Never seen that in the Solent. And the depth! well over 500 feet in places - again very different from the Solent - or Channel for that matter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...v=NhxVWHIUCWw#!

I've seen it flatter than that many a time between Portnaluchaig and Eigg. My brother and I take our family's, and the boats up just about every year for a couple of weeks R & R.
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Ahhh memories of sailing the west coat of Scotland in the late 70s
Slightiest of breeze ,Flat calm sea , morning sunshine , thinking about the luminance in the water from last nights row back from the pub
And the faint distant beat of a single cylinder diesel engine from an old wooden fishing perhaps 3 or 4 miles away smell of cooking bacon sandwiches and all of us saying it doesent get much better than this ,,,,, that much one of the lads girlfriends went over the side we thinking she had fallen over when she then said she was daydreaming staring down into the water and it just drew her into it !
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I've seen it flatter than that many a time between Portnaluchaig and Eigg. My brother and I take our family's, and the boats up just about every year for a couple of weeks R & R.
Now you are exaggerating It couldn't have been flatter - it was like a mirror!
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Scotland is always like that!

river clyde about 10pm a couple of days ago-

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