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Postby Ship called Dignity » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:38 pm

It has been a right miserable start to the year.

Read a few reports about flooding but didn't see much.
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Postby KennyG » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:10 pm

at my hog party, campbeltown came highest on wind speeds on the news (before still game) and there was a big cheer! (mainly fae me) dont see me cancelling cos theres a wee bit of wind! ha! - this is my first post, and ive been a member since 2005! can any of your readers beat that?!?
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Postby general jack o'niell » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:41 pm

wot? are you a peeping tom forum watcher?

i feel slightly sick reading that!!!!

and you waited all that time and posted that?


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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:16 pm

Ooooo .. a peeping tom.. let me put on my lipstick.

Welcome, Kenny!
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Postby Pete Reek » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:55 am

Shure yiv aywiz got lipstick on Bubba. Nay need tae go bananas jeest cos sum guy decided it wis time he wrote sumthin. Yooz wummings is easy pleased.

Auld Pop aywiz sedd " Bubba is nuvver anythin uther than well turned oot" Ah doono uf that bit aboot trussed up lake a turkey wuz for her or owld dangly thrott imsel.

Ennywey, it wiz a hoorafa night right enuff. A pure blow the soup off yir spoon kinna night.
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Postby petewick » Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:11 am

Bobbie En Tejas wrote:Ooooo .. a peeping tom.. let me put on my lipstick.

Welcome, Kenny!


Don't, that'll give him ideas and leave him worse.

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Re: Stormy Weather

Postby jdcarra » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:21 pm

Davie P wrote:It has been a right miserable start to the year.

Read a few reports about flooding but didn't see much.



I Davie

Stormy up here in the Dale Hogmanay and New Years day with tree's down everywhere. By the way, I was one of the yellow jacket persons that Gary said he saw (he never stuck his head out the door that night,missed the great party in the Glen :lol: ) cutting the tree across the road at Kiloran with the assistance of the local PC. Post pics shortly.

Below pics of stormy night Wednesday/Thursday morning. Finished work at Portavadie 0100am Thursday morning due to severe weather and storm forecast which arrived on us very quickely at midnight.Our Fish Harvesting ship the Ronja Viking was taking me and my work chums back to Tarbert before making a passage to Campbeltown for a safe berth. On approaching Tarbert the wind was to severe for us to land, gusting 40/50knts so we had to enjoy the company of the ships crew for a stormy trip down the Kilbrannen Sound (no bother to a work of the art 7 million pound boat and skipper Dan). A heavy south to southwest swell and with the wind now blowing severe gale from the west made the journey interesting (if you like the sea). Anyway, eventually we arrived safetly in Campbeltown at 0430hrs Thursday morning, then a drive to Tarbert to collect van and back to Carradale.

Ronja Viking
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Skipper Dan
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Crossing from Portavadie to Tarbert.
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Having a rest after a day/nights work.
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Red circle is boat on plotter.
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Making heavy weather down the Kilbrannan Sound.

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Entering Campbeltown Harbour
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Postby Annie » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:20 pm

Thanks for posting the pictures JD.

I showed them to some of my friends and they are VERY IMPRESSED that you guys were even out in that kind of weather; however, I told them that when the catch is in, everyone is ready to head for home in search of a catch of a different sort!

HAHAHAHA!!!

Thanks again!

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Lovely ship by the way!
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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:55 am

The pic underneath the first map looks very eerie.
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Postby Ship called Dignity » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:57 am

Bobbie En Tejas wrote:The pic underneath the first map looks very eerie.


I feel seasick looking at them! :shock:

Excellent post jd - cheers
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Postby Annie » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:32 am

Just shows you how hardy these guys actually are, especially in weather this bad!
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Postby Buzz Lightyear » Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:37 pm

cmon folks, surely you dont think JD was on that boat???

Sumbodi else gave him the photos, he was the one that was sitting in the van on the pier to pick the rest of the guys up & take them home.

The picture he was in was taken when the boat was tied up at the pier.

:lol: :lol:

JD does this bought take the salmon from the fish farms? its a good boat.
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Postby jdcarra » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:37 pm

Annie wrote:Thanks for posting the pictures JD.

I showed them to some of my friends and they are VERY IMPRESSED that you guys were even out in that kind of weather; however, I told them that when the catch is in, everyone is ready to head for home in search of a catch of a different sort!

HAHAHAHA!!!

Thanks again!

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Lovely ship by the way!


Annie

It's not a trawler ( just incase you got mixed up), I gave that up 14 years ago. We were supposed to be getting a short lift across from Portavadie to Tarbert harbour before the boat made sail for Campbeltown, but due to the high winds it could not enter Tarbert, hence our sail to Campbeltown.

Buzz Lightyear wrote:cmon folks, surely you dont think JD was on that boat???

Sumbodi else gave him the photos, he was the one that was sitting in the van on the pier to pick the rest of the guys up & take them home.

The picture he was in was taken when the boat was tied up at the pier.

:lol: :lol:

JD does this bought take the salmon from the fish farms? its a good boat.


I Buzz

The van was our lift back to Tarbert after the three and half hour steam (worth it). Yes, I do have some pics of me and others aboard at Tarbert pier on a social occasion.

The boat is new about 2 months old and contracted out to Pan Fish Harvesting whom I started work with in Nov at their Salmon harvesting plant at Portavadie (next to the ferry terminal). the boat sails to the fish cages scattered around the coast and pumps the fish aboard into water tanks or wells. They can be kept alive for up to 2 weeks, about 25,000 fish max. The vessel ties up at Portavadie were they are pumped ashore to the harvesting tables (killed) whithin mobile containers and then transported to the processing plant at Cairndow.

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Ronja Viking collecting fish from cages

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Ship at Portavadie harvesting plant.

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Postby dgraves » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:57 pm

Awwwesome pictures, JD!! Don't know how I missed them before.
Those are frightening shots of the ship in the storm.
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Postby Annie » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:14 am

So there is a catch, not per se, but fish on board, nontheless!

Can ye send me a great big Salmon? Ah, dinna think they'll miss jees' the wan big un!

Ahm naw a wee fisher wummin, so I couldna tell hoot kind o boat it wuz! I ASSummed!!!


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