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Old 04 June 2022, 19:18   #1
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Absolutely fabulous up here tonight it like a millpond
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Old 04 June 2022, 20:28   #2
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That certainly is a picture !!
I am still getting over the Lunga estate shoreside where i stayed for the rib rendevous ,what a find will definitely be back 2023 ,even if it is 540 mile drive your picture explains the madness !
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Old 04 June 2022, 21:40   #3
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That certainly is a picture !!
I am still getting over the Lunga estate shoreside where i stayed for the rib rendevous ,what a find will definitely be back 2023 ,even if it is 540 mile drive your picture explains the madness !
Thanks for posting that !
where did you stay at the lunga estate and was there launch/moorings
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Hi HH, beautiful pictures. Up that way last 2 weeks in August, really looking forward to it.
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Hi beer belly not very keen on paying for digs when a tent cover all situations 🫢
Just rock up and pitch there’s nothing more satisfying than picking your window for the night
Hi Steve sure was a wonderful few days never seen the old laird when I was up but did keep an eye out
He’s like the black Perl hardly ever seen like a ghost in the night iam sure he’ll be along sometime soon
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Looks like Oban from the window from your lorry to me HH. Nothing spectacular about that so I presume you are romancing again

My photo of last nights sunset .. from a boat .. on the way home from catching 3 brown trout ..in a sea loch ..fishing with some friends.

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where did you stay at the lunga estate and was there launch/moorings
Stopped here https://www.lunga.com/ got ther own slipway and small jetty ,area is tidal but no real flow ,just left boat on jetty o/nite ,brilliant and very reasonable , pm me for further chat ,
i was the only boat staying here but there were 4 or 5 in the creobh marina next door , simple route to easdale past the marina and past the caravans at luing .
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No I was off for four days round the west coast with the car catching up with some old friends I worked with and some site seeing had quite an enjoyable couple off days Rolf
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Started off in Inverness then headed to loch carron for my first night staying in Fort William the second night then down to loch gilphead for the third night then headed down to Dunoon for crossing by ferry popped into Largs on the way home to pick up a few parts for the boat the weather was absolutely fabulous couldn’t have been anymore enjoyable it was nice catching up with old friends just missed seeing the old laird in Oban but hopefully will catch up at some point maybe this year HH
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A fine old Lady arrived in the bay yesterday evening and I was fortunate enough to be invited on board the boat the TV crew were using to film her crossing from Colonsay to Oban.

An absolutely wonderful experience. I will make my own video of the trip when I get a bit of time.









PS Waverley ..last sea going paddle steamer in the world
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Great pictures Donny. I managed to get a quick picture of the Waverley when I was limping back to Largs with broken engine mounts on the Scottish Sib Outing with HH last August. I was concentrating so much on getting back to dry land I only took one!

Look forward to seeing the video.
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Thanks Steve and I like your photo too.

Its her 75th anniversary this year and still going strong. Not bad for a boat that was saved from the scrap yard and bought for a pound. (Although cost many more since!)

She is off to Skye now but if the weather forecast for the weekend improves .. I hope to get back out to capture her going through the Correyvreckan

I raced her in my inflatable with 25HP outboard, around four of five years ago and she won that race.

However we ran rings round her yesterday in a fast Ribcraft with 300HP outboard





I would never have thought ... as a young lad being taken trips doon the water .. on her in the swinging 60’s ..that I would still be enjoying her in my late 60’s .. which is why she is so special to me and many others who have met her.
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Back to normal sadly. Oban weather courtesy of the Met Office.

I'm hoping for a decent July in that neck'ish of the woods.
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Back to normal sadly. Oban weather courtesy of the Met Office.

I'm hoping for a decent July in that neck'ish of the woods.
And the last 2 weeks in August!
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Nope.....It was just having a practice last week its now keeping all the good weather for us in September

But some cracking photos anyway!
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