How is it going in Scrabster?
Posted 29 January 2005 - 06:16 PM
spirits are high amongst the boys, and Les (the skipper) has sorted the problem, it was only due to maritime legislation that we had to call out the life boat or running repairs could have been carried out at sea (it was only a blown seal and taking in water) so nothing major (he knows his boat).
Linda and I are enjoying warmth and caffeine
first catch is by PHT
[ 29. January 2005, 12:16 PM: Message edited by: tugmistress ]
Posted 29 January 2005 - 06:18 PM
Me when I had hair
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy
Posted 29 January 2005 - 06:25 PM
Hope they are all having fun and picking up a few fish and not feeding the fish to much ... these central belt boys are pretty much fair weather fishermen Im joking of course !!!
Have to admit, only been sick once in last 10 years, and that was in Scrabster - the pints and drams the night before in Weigh Inn, and full breakfast with chips in the Mission at 8am did not help
Posted 29 January 2005 - 06:42 PM
I'm sure most of them are members already Alan. So glad to hear all are safe - its exactly what I pay my RNLI Governer's sub for - unforeseen problems which can beset anyone.
. What praise he is showering on the life boat crew, the LB came up from astern, passed along one side, line thrown from LB, caught first time, tow hitched up and away. A very professional job, it seems that everyone is going to become life long members of the RNLI
Ask Norrie if they caught whilst waiting for the LB and pass on my good wishes to all concerned.
World species 471 : UK species 105 : English species 95 .
Certhia's world species - 215
Eclectic "husband and wife combined" world species 501
"Nothing matters very much, few things matter at all" - Plato
...only things like fresh bait and cold beer...
Posted 29 January 2005 - 06:44 PM
only time i been sea sick was after much rum the night before. felt terrible, but still managed an 8 hour trip in heaving seas.
Posted 29 January 2005 - 06:50 PM
had a couple more messages off littlun, shaun into the cod and Davy Holt's into the ling . Stomaches are still recovering here
There is a nasty undertow in these waters that send most boat fishermen a bit queasy to say the least, and they are fishing the most dangerous waters that are around the UK!
Just had a phonecall from the skipper asking me what the wind is up here (he knows i have my own weather station) and sying that it is getting quite bouncy out in the bay now ( i think Linda and I made the right choice to stay on shore )
Posted 29 January 2005 - 06:51 PM
I did wonder about that, I don't know the boat or skipper but I do know Davy Holt and that he could have fixed a blown seal "na bother" even at sea.
it was only due to maritime legislation that we had to call out the life boat or running repairs could have been carried out at sea (it was only a blown seal and taking in water) so nothing major (he knows his boat).
As for questioning the sea worthiness of the boat or the qualifications of the skipper
As you know both the boat and skipper, well it goes with out saying that no one would endanger there Daughter there selfs or there friends if there was any shadow of doubt about the boat or skipper. Cars break down, rocket ships break down, if it is going to go wrong lets face it, it will.
Well done to the skipper for taking the safe course of action and very well done to the RNLI for there prompt and professional action.
Now back to the plot 1251, just spoken to another of my roving reporters, Davy, they are catching fish
Posted 29 January 2005 - 06:53 PM
I've not got my webcam up yet i am still waiting for the box to be waterproofed for it
will post the pics up when the boys get back... my camera is onboard with them all
Put it this way, i was sat at the stern when we were being towed back in and i was extremely wet when we got off from water coming over the wheelhouse But at least i wasn't groundbaiting:D