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  1. #51
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    Default Re: West coast of Scotland - is it cruising friendly?

    Beware the following phrase: “Will ya hae’ a wee dram?”
    You will end up crawling back at 5in the morning to your bunk and getting the worst hangover of your life. Don’t ask me how I know.
    And that was with the Canna “harbourmaster”.

  2. #52
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    Default Re: West coast of Scotland - is it cruising friendly?

    Arran is the only place I've Benn in a pub and the midgies are inside.

  3. #53
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    Default Re: West coast of Scotland - is it cruising friendly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quandary View Post
    There is also the language 'Yooffa yat, wat yat yoooffa'?
    Dearie me, you're not from Glasgow are you? Bearsden, perchance?

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  4. #54
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    Default Re: West coast of Scotland - is it cruising friendly?

    Quote Originally Posted by armchairsailor View Post
    Beware the following phrase: “Will ya hae’ a wee dram?”
    and the theres the ceilidh...
    FUCTIFANO

  5. #55
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    Default Re: West coast of Scotland - is it cruising friendly?

    For those unfortunate enough to find a tick has become attached to their skin and dont have a removal device about their person the following might help. Working dog people cover said offensive insect with vaseline when found on their dogs. Ticks breath through their bodies-cover the breathing ports and they die. After half an hour or so, detach with tweezers, twisting slightly as you pull to ensure the head comes away. If the head-or any part-remains-it can go septic quite quickly.

  6. #56
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    Default Re: West coast of Scotland - is it cruising friendly?

    And nobody talks about the industrial scale Norwegian owned fish farms and massive wind turbines, trashing the beauty that people go to the West Coast to experience.
    Oh and that's not to mention the way the islanders seem to think the rest of their Island is best used as a free rubbish dump....example Barra with its discarded rusting cars, fridges, washing machines and so on.
    Sorry Scotland, you are not doing yourselves any favours.

  7. #57
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    Default Re: West coast of Scotland - is it cruising friendly?

    Quote Originally Posted by mainsail1 View Post
    And nobody talks about the industrial scale Norwegian owned fish farms and massive wind turbines, trashing the beauty that people go to the West Coast to experience.
    Oh and that's not to mention the way the islanders seem to think the rest of their Island is best used as a free rubbish dump....example Barra with its discarded rusting cars, fridges, washing machines and so on.
    Sorry Scotland, you are not doing yourselves any favours.
    Thats a rather offensive, incorrect sweeping generalisation, innit?
    Is your back yard spotless?
    FUCTIFANO

  8. #58
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    Default Re: West coast of Scotland - is it cruising friendly?

    Quote Originally Posted by mainsail1 View Post
    And nobody talks about the industrial scale Norwegian owned fish farms and massive wind turbines, trashing the beauty that people go to the West Coast to experience.
    Oh and that's not to mention the way the islanders seem to think the rest of their Island is best used as a free rubbish dump....example Barra with its discarded rusting cars, fridges, washing machines and so on.
    Sorry Scotland, you are not doing yourselves any favours.
    It is indeed very inconsiderate that some of us actually live and work here.
    We shall endeavour to remove all traces of modern human life and turn it into a giant theme part/ museum.
    Moody 39- Deb 33- Wayfarer- Wanderer

  9. #59
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    Default Re: West coast of Scotland - is it cruising friendly?

    Quote Originally Posted by mainsail1 View Post
    And nobody talks about the industrial scale Norwegian owned fish farms and massive wind turbines, trashing the beauty that people go to the West Coast to experience.
    Oh and that's not to mention the way the islanders seem to think the rest of their Island is best used as a free rubbish dump....example Barra with its discarded rusting cars, fridges, washing machines and so on.
    Sorry Scotland, you are not doing yourselves any favours.
    It doesn't have to be a theme park, but there is an element of truth in this.

    Simply waxing lyrical about the west coast, can lead some first time visitors to be pretty disappointed if they end up in some of the wrong places. It's surely better to at least tell them that is an area which combines stunning beauty with a variety of downsides, including a number of social-economic challenges. Most of the 'drop dead gorgeous' stretches of coastline in the more popular English cruising grounds are usually backed by at least a 'quaint veneer of prosperity', but with the exception of the usual candidates (Tobermory, Plockton, Ullapool, etc), there are loads of places on the west coast where life is a struggle. These often do not prioritise 'the look of the place', and although it is perhaps better than it was, it's still true that there are still bays and anchorages blighted by waste from the fish farm industry, abandoned cars, derelict mobile homes, etc.

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    Default Re: West coast of Scotland - is it cruising friendly?

    Is the Pope Catholic? The West Coast of Scotland is widely regarded as the finest cruising ground in the UK. I regret having to move away!

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