Windy In Scotland Yesterday

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We're moored at Laggan Bridge, downwind of some trees which I thought would give us some shelter. Here's a wee vid. Not the strongest we experienced by far.

And there was me thinking the Caley Canal would give us a chance for some chilled out stress free cruising!

http://youtu.be/GheVTHgvrzA?hd=1

85 MPH plus at Port Edgar and at 5 PM even Edinburgh airport was reporting gusts over 70 knots. Wind so strong at one point that it was above the taxi limit for the smaller planes which resulted in some extra thrill rides over East Lothian for those waiting to reach Terra Firma .

With the Forth Bridge closed, overturned artics on the M 9 just near the airport and other trucks and coaches hiding from the wind in the lea of hillocks and bridge piers it was an interesting few hours. For those being cheeky and using the byeways there were fallen trees and danger from flying debris!

Its 45 MPH now...seems like the calm after the storm :D:D
 

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With the Forth Bridge closed, overturned artics on the M 9 just near the airport and other trucks and coaches hiding from the wind in the lea of hillocks and bridge piers it was an interesting few hours. For those being cheeky and using the byeways there were fallen trees and danger from flying debris!

I drove Glasgow - Kincardine Bridge - St Andrews yesterday afternoon, and it wasn't too bad at all, though rather a lot of HGVs on the Kincardine - Kinross road, presumably because of restrictions on the Forth Road Bridge.
 

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Good Video

Just watched you video and saw your other effort replacing the stern gland. Having seen it done takes some of the fear out if I ever have to do it myself.

Thanks.
 

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We're moored at Laggan Bridge, downwind of some trees which I thought would give us some shelter. Here's a wee vid. Not the strongest we experienced by far.

And there was me thinking the Caley Canal would give us a chance for some chilled out stress free cruising!

http://youtu.be/GheVTHgvrzA?hd=1

Hmm I left Little Ship at Banavie last week and wont be back there until Saturday...thats if she is Ok. I havent had a phone call and you know what they say about no News????

Tom

Ps I think I should make a phone call just in case. :(

PPS. Just been in contact with the Caly staff. They have had some trees down on the tow path but my love is still floating and he assures me that it's also still tied to the pontoon :) Not sure if the pontoon is where we left it :)
 
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A bit rocky

85 MPH plus at Port Edgar and at 5 PM even Edinburgh airport was reporting gusts over 70 knots. Wind so strong at one point that it was above the taxi limit for the smaller planes which resulted in some extra thrill rides over East Lothian for those waiting to reach Terra Firma .

I killed a few hours waiting for the bridge to open on a friends boat at Port Edgar yesterday. Interesting - boats on the east side were going everywhere. If there is not damage from masts colliding I'll be amazed. Walking down the pontoons was like a fairground ride. Boats on the west side faired a better but we did tie up a small mobo that had snapped its lines and has hitting his next door neighbour.

I like PE, I like the staff but I do think that sometimes 'harbour' is being used a bit liberally to describe the place. Sometimes it will take a bit more than half a dozen old michellins strung together to keep the weather out. I did tell the manager that recently as well.
 

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I killed a few hours waiting for the bridge to open on a friends boat at Port Edgar yesterday. Interesting - boats on the east side were going everywhere. If there is not damage from masts colliding I'll be amazed. Walking down the pontoons was like a fairground ride. Boats on the west side faired a better but we did tie up a small mobo that had snapped its lines and has hitting his next door neighbour.

I like PE, I like the staff but I do think that sometimes 'harbour' is being used a bit liberally to describe the place. Sometimes it will take a bit more than half a dozen old michellins strung together to keep the weather out. I did tell the manager that recently as well.

You are not the first to pass that information on, and will not be the last though I fear it will make little difference.

When the so called wave barrier is being effective the waves get directed to the west side and most on 4 try to make sure their masts are not in line. When the barrier is overwhelmed then pontoon 2 gets it and I have seen it almost impossible to walk on.

Edinburgh leisure is brought to you by the same people who brought you the trams, need one say more
 

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I drove Glasgow - Kincardine Bridge - St Andrews yesterday afternoon, and it wasn't too bad at all, though rather a lot of HGVs on the Kincardine - Kinross road, presumably because of restrictions on the Forth Road Bridge.

I drove a high top transit from Perth to Oban yesterday afternoon - it was not an easy trip, but the only damage was minor dents in the roof.

- W
 

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I lost some of the roof in my carport and some parts of the house roof also ended on the carport roof yesterday. Roofer coming tomorrow to start sorting things out.

My boat is out of the water as I have not launched yet because of a cracked bone on my foot (and a plaster).

I am quite pleased at that.

The boats on their moorings must have had quite a pasting yesterday.
 

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Hmm I left Little Ship at Banavie last week and wont be back there until Saturday...thats if she is Ok. I havent had a phone call and you know what they say about no News????

Tom

Ps I think I should make a phone call just in case. :(

PPS. Just been in contact with the Caly staff. They have had some trees down on the tow path but my love is still floating and he assures me that it's also still tied to the pontoon :) Not sure if the pontoon is where we left it :)

Little Ship is moored across from me at the moment at Banavie. All well. :)
 

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so is anyone going to own up to chasing there boat down the clyde in a dingy, when it broke its mooring !!

Do tell us more....


As for me, got an email monday morning from the Crinan Canal office saying all's well. They do look after the boats and check them very regularly. Nice and comforting.
 

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Some boats don't need chasing. A yacht broke loose from a mooring near the sailing club over on the Oban shore with no-one on board and sailed itself to the marina on Kerrera. It sailed between 2 lines of pontoons until it was grabbed by several staff and moored up in an empty berth!
 
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