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Old 24 July 2015, 12:23   #11
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Just put the central heating on feckin freezing up here....
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Old 24 July 2015, 12:51   #12
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Been out on the Rib the past 4 days, cod, mackerel, pollack, lobster, the girlfriend has got a good grip of helming, it has been great

After fishing from the rib this morning we've been snorkelling, and good news there's some swell in the forecast so time for some surfing next week.

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Old 24 July 2015, 14:36   #13
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Perhaps been lucky (hope we didn't get the village's complete summer allowance Jambo) but our near two weeks away until return yesterday have been very good on the whole. West coast Scotland's where it's at... and amazingly only saw two or three midges in two weeks... compared to a million in seconds of leaving shelter which can be the norm.

Fenlander don't broadcast it. We like to keep it secret cod before you know it there will be Blackpool and tbe charm will be gone.


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I try to be like the Gurnard and not complain about weather - what's the point and you may as well play the cards you're dealt. That said, I don't remember a worse summer for boating. It's been cold, wet and windy. Very windy. I've had to cancel all sorts of boaty stuff 'cos it would have been 'orrible. That said, I managed to get into one of the Gurnard's pics above - so it can't have been all bad.

God help my apples though - what a wash out! And I saw my first wasp today - so late! And only two barbecues to date Today's weather attached....
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Old 26 July 2015, 10:29   #15
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Yep, 8mm here in the six hours it's been bucketing down non-stop since 9am. We went out for a family walk this morning, fleeces, full waterproofs - the lot. It's the 26th July FFS!

You have to get out with the kids or you go mad. Kind of fun but boy is this cr@p boaty weather - either blowing 5 or 6 or pi$$ing down. Not been out for three weeks but hopeful for mid week.

Better get better soon - off to Dartmouth for a week.
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Ahh well guys..another summer weekend is over for me... and as usual ..I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Once a year I try to take an old friend and his lad out in the boat for a day of mackerel fishing. They don’t have much so it is always a big treat for them. I confess I cancelled our day’s fishing two weekends ago..because of the strong winds. To make up for it.. as I know they were very disappointed.. I promised to take them a weekend wild camping and shark fishing..instead.

We spent Saturday and Sunday at Loch Etive as sea loch near Oban....I will let the photos tell the story.

Pitching camp in the middle of no where..Saturday was a lovely day.. just slightly colder than normal July weather ...



But not cold enough to stop the lad from swimming in the burn beside the wild camp spot.



Although I wouldn’t go swimming.. he still looked a health pink and not hypothermic blue.



At night I lit the usual campfire and we scoffed beef burgers and beans.. supplemented by baked potato wrapped in tin foil .. cooked in the fires glowing embers. The lad was in his element and loved the “Bear Grylls” experience. He had a ball collecting the firewood..and I had a ball watching.



We woke to a flat calm this morning ..and sunshine.. in stunning surroundings.



Rods were make ready and baited. I put a whole mackerel on my hook..just for effect..to keep the lad going. Its always a big fishing competition between us.. largest catch of the day is winner.
He is into a nice fish..his look of concentration says it all as he fights a monster shark.



I had warned him of the Spur Dogs nasty spines..which can inflict venom if it cuts skin.. also that they have a mouthful of sharp teeth...so he was over the moon when I reached into the water and brought his catch on board the boat. He was a bit too scared to hold the threshing monster.. So I held it for him as he took the photo. Im a whimp too..I wear gloves when I handle the brutes.. but that fish made the lads year..never mind his day. It was then returned to the water and will live to fight another day.



Yup both myself .. my old pal and his lad certainly didn’t complain about the weather..or anything else this weekend... roll on next week for more summer fun..

I have never once thought the SIB was too much money or effort to keep...its part of my way of life
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Gunard - I hate you!!!

Good luck mate and enjoy.


Bloody awful over here. Wind has been terrible! Even if I was fit to go out I couldn't have.
I agree Willk - terrible 'summer' for boating - maybe September since I've now retired he he he he he
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Old 26 July 2015, 12:41   #18
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I agree Willk - terrible 'summer' for boating - maybe September since I've now retired he he he he he
Retired is it indeed?

Well, that's you bumped up the Expedition Roster Pool from "Keen, but Works" to "Probable - Unlikely to find a Decent Excuse"

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Retired is it indeed?

Well, that's you bumped up the Expedition Roster Pool from "Keen, but Works" to "Probable - Unlikely to find a Decent Excuse"

I'm always ready to find a 'decent excuse' to go boating
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Old 26 July 2015, 12:57   #20
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Welcome to the promised land Tonymac..you will find Mondays are the best day of the week.. no crowds on slipways or marinas..and its always the best weather of the week day

PS..now Im home again..its started raining ..but I dont mind now
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