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John Robertson

Scottish Hoverin 2018
« on: Oct 31, 2017, 1:47 pm »
The 12th year of the premier UK hovercraft cruising event.  Beautiful scenery with over 40 miles of prime sea loch (and much more for the adventurous!) to explore!

Come and join us when you want for however long you can.  Plenty accommodation is available in the area - from the Argyll Caravan Park  (hover-friendly with launch and shoreline hover-park facilities on site - also available to off-site participants) to local hotels and B&Bs.

I'd recommend you book early this year as there will be a popular motorsport event taking place later in the first week!
« Last Edit: May 23, 2018, 10:21 am by John Robertson »

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #1 on: Feb 03, 2018, 1:19 pm »
Just confirmed that Jane will be able to attend for the first week, and just about to phone and book campsite, for the two week motorhome booking.
Cant wait 8)
Nick
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Dave Munday

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2018, 3:02 pm »
I booked motorhome pitch a week or so ago. It will be good to see you and Jane, Donna is there for first week, possibly two, we will be bringing two of the kids with us for one week !!

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2018, 4:07 pm »
Ahhh great news,
This IS going to be Glamourarmarrrgghh  8)
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #4 on: Feb 03, 2018, 5:51 pm »
Lest ye forget what its all about------! ;)


Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Kim Taylor

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #5 on: Feb 03, 2018, 7:28 pm »
Yippee! Finally managed to negotiate some time of from work to get to part of this year’s Mc Hoverin’ :) :)  Will only be there for the first week but it’s better than nowt 8)

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #6 on: Feb 05, 2018, 11:32 am »
Booked again for two weeks at Campsite.  8)
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Ronnie L

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2018, 12:36 pm »
Booked a cottage for first week.
Will be there with a remodelled Kermit......hopefully
Looking forward to it

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #8 on: Feb 05, 2018, 1:11 pm »
I'll get t' ;)  Kettle on----!
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Ian Brooks

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #9 on: Feb 05, 2018, 8:09 pm »
I'll be there for the first week  ;D
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK

John Robertson

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #10 on: Feb 05, 2018, 10:39 pm »
The solution to the aching arms caused by the long walk from the brewery to the hover-park on the Loch carrying case of beer - a cheapo old-woman shopping trolley (got rid of the tartan bag though as that was a step too far!

I carry it in the Explorer to make the return trip from the filling station easier on the arms.

Steve Holland

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #11 on: Feb 06, 2018, 6:34 pm »
Hope it's warmer than this!!
There's no such thing as bad weather, you're just wearing the wrong jacket!!

John Robertson

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #12 on: Apr 12, 2018, 11:26 pm »
Here is a little challenge for this years event!  It involves finding and visiting (selfie at each one) a list of standing stones:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=16Z953sRws1mohScCu1xHHHst3FP8vkbm&usp=sharing

... there are 11 of them varying from easy to cardio-challenged (i.e. up a steep hill!) and all are within walking distance of the shore.  The hovercrafty challenge is that you'll need to find somewhere safe to land/leave your hovercraft (checking coastal conditions, tides, etc.) AND work out how to reach the standing stone (and then actually find it!).

A KML file is attached - you can import it into mapping software on your phone, etc.  There is also a plain text file containing the coordinates of each stone.

A little note on land access rights in Scotland (they differ significantly from England and Wales) which may reassure you as you stumble around the wilds!  Basically you have the legal right to walk anywhere you wish with very few exceptions.  You can't wander around someone's garden (curtilage of a property) or through a cropped field (you can walk round the edge though).  Wild camping is also permitted anywhere but hopefully it won't take you that long to find a standing stone  :D

There may be a prize for the person who gets a selfie at all of them!
« Last Edit: Apr 13, 2018, 1:04 pm by John Robertson »

John Robertson

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #13 on: Apr 23, 2018, 6:20 pm »
Added another stone.  Stone-selfie taken in the wind and rain on top of a hill - which explains the squinting  :(
« Last Edit: Apr 25, 2018, 7:04 pm by John Robertson »

Ian Brooks

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2018
« Reply #14 on: Apr 23, 2018, 8:55 pm »
Is it significant they're all near reasonable landing places? This either means that the prehistoric builders travelled by boat, or that you not went to ones that you could land near!

How different was the view of the world where the water was the main transport route? I see this on the Severn, right up to the last century everything was focussed on the river, now people have turned the other way. It's also interesting that the water was less of a barrier than it is now, with many more ferries and people paddling to and fro in their coracles. So in places you see two villages of the same name that face each other across the water, eg Purton, - presumably they were once considered the same place.

Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK