Scottish Hoverin 2016
 
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Offline John Robertson

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Just like to say thanks to all who attended this event this year.  I think I'm pretty safe in saying that it was probably the best 2 weeks hovering it's possible to have  ;D - low to non-existent winds, sunshine, 99% flat water and blue skies every day (and NO rain whatsoever - even at night, which is unheard of in this area!).

New places explored (got as far as Carradale more half way down the Mull of Kintyre), some nice beer drunk (including some stuff from the Oystercatcher which turned out to be 7.7%  ??? - resulting in a small "rest" on a beach around the corner!).
Reply #75 Jun 05, 2016, 8:49 pm
 

Offline Nick Flint

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Nice one John. A stitch in thyme saves a mountain. Well done sir. 👍🏼‼️
Reply #76 Jun 05, 2016, 9:02 pm
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Offline Ian Brooks

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I'd like to second that, but most of all to thank John for organising things and inviting us up to share "his" loch!

Here's the route for the Carradale rune - about 120 miles in a day including the detours!

Reply #77 Jun 05, 2016, 9:15 pm
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Offline Dave Munday

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I would also like to thank John and the lads for a great week of Hovering and fun, Donna was a little apprehensive about about hovering before going, but had the time of her life, even thou I ejected her from the craft ( Sudden sideways stop on the beach) then having a fuel related breakdown, bobbing about until help arrived from John and Ian. I've learnt and experienced a lot this week, a big thanks to all those who were there.
Reply #78 Jun 05, 2016, 10:39 pm
 

Offline Steve Holland

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I completely share everyone's sentiments on this Hoverin. It was good catching up with everyone who atteneded. Stopping on new landing sites as well as old added interest.  The Oystercatcher menu is as good as ever.

As I mentioned earlier the Carradale trip was a highlight for me and for some of the people who appeared from the site behind the beach also ! During one of the trips John suggested a circumnavigation around Arran which in conditions we saw could easily have been done.

Most people travelled long distances to get there, it was worth every mile travelled and more.  Looking forward to the videos and the next trip out :)

Reply #79 Jun 06, 2016, 8:25 am
There's no such thing as bad weather, your just wearing the wrong jacket!!
 

Offline Kim Taylor

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I want to add my thanks for a truly memorable Hoverin too please  8) . It's all been said here already so I won't labour the point - it was simply awesome!!! Sadly we could only do the first week so sorry to miss Ian, Trevor, Dave and Donna :-[ .
Reply #80 Jun 06, 2016, 10:23 am
 

Offline Nick Flint

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Fyne Reprobates!
Reply #81 Jun 06, 2016, 8:28 pm
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Offline Nick Flint

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Two feet which needed cooling down!
Reply #82 Jun 06, 2016, 8:32 pm
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Offline Nick Flint

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Better?
Reply #83 Jun 06, 2016, 8:37 pm
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Offline John Robertson

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I've posted the best pics I've got to the Gallery - click HERE to view them.
Reply #84 Jun 06, 2016, 9:54 pm
 

Offline dean finnigan

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So glad you guys had a great couple of weeks hope the rest of the summer weather is as good
Reply #85 Jun 06, 2016, 11:25 pm
 

Offline Gaz

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It's always refreshing to hear that "good" weather and "good" times were had by all, however it would appear that using the word "good" to describe this Hoverin would be an understatement...

Please replace "good" with the adjective of you choice;
  • Fantastic
  • Exceptional
  • Incomparable
  • Extraordinary
  • Amazing

I cant help being a little sad that yet again I was unable to be a part of such wonderful times but happy as heck that it was such a resounding success.
Reply #86 Jun 07, 2016, 7:39 am
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Offline Warby

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Great pictures JR, such unusual calm weather for Scotland, when I was up there two weeks before it was blue skies but rather windy and most of the exposed lochs had "white horses"
Warby
Reply #87 Jun 07, 2016, 9:53 am
 

Offline Nick Flint

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Kim watching my tail!
Reply #88 Jun 07, 2016, 12:12 pm
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Offline Nick Flint

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Lachlan Castle comes into view, with KingFishers prow just visible with the fine spray from the front as I was travelling at 24mph at the time.
At the time, I thought the view was really cool, but only on inspecting the STILL image are you able to perceive JUST how good it was.
Please be aware, that we've had a number of "less than ideal" Loch fynes So--- perhaps it was about time we "gorragudun"---? ;)
Reply #89 Jun 07, 2016, 12:19 pm
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