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Old 04 November 2014, 10:18   #151
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End of day 8 (this is the planned route that took two days to complete)

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Old 04 November 2014, 10:51   #152
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End of day 8 (this is the planned route that took two days to complete)

2 days!! You might as well have gone round the top!

Loving the read by the way Alex, keep it coming
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Old 04 November 2014, 11:10   #153
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Day 9: 1st August 2014

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Planning to leave Inverness in 2 groups. Duma, Kalish and Scramble at 7.30 and Black Hawk, Finn and Blue Ray at 8.30.
Should be in Peterhead for lunch and a splash of fuel and then on to Arbroath for early evening. Should be high tide as we get to Arbroath so hopefully no problem getting in. Hope the Targas will join us their later on.
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Old 04 November 2014, 11:14   #154
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Jurgen slept in Black Hawk and in the morning we were off to a truck stop around the corner for yet another cooked breakfast

After all, we were giving the others an hour head start

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Kick the tires and light the fires !!!

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Old 04 November 2014, 11:22   #155
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So we are now running two groups, as it worked out there were three in each group:

Group 1

Duma - Shearwater Cutter 150hp
Kalish - 6m Humber 175hp
Scrambled - 6m Ribeye 150hp

Group 2

Black Hawk - 7.2m Osprey Vipermax 250hp
Finn - 7.4 Redbay 250hp
Blue Ray - 8.6m Shearwater Cabin 275hp

Both groups were well matched and an hour was about right given we were traveling 165 nautical miles today...
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Old 04 November 2014, 11:45   #156
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The sea is flat calm, again the sky gives us it's daily display of awesomeness and it starts to rain which makes and eeri sound on the waters surface.

We are at trawling speed as we reach for our Geckos and Jurgen points out our fuel figures.

Note, it's in KM as Jurgen is German...
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For me this adventure is very much a dream come true, but for her and for others on the trip they probably think I'm mad...
But in a good way, surely !?

I'd love to do what you've done at some point. And dreamt about it on and off for about the last ten years or so. Maybe in another ten...

Thanks for posting all this. Really enjoying following it.

Edit: that's less than 0.6 L/nmi!
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More seals!!!

We spot loads of seals on the beach so we go over to investigate. It turns out that they are also interested by our rather large black boat!

We need to get on as the other group are way in front!
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Nice Pic's and story Mate....Brightens up these Dark Nights!..keep em coming
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