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Old 09-20-2015, 01:47 PM   #21
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From Richard 1:45 pm EST:

Yesterday was brutal. I left knowing it wasn't going to be good BUT it was crap. Luckily by mid morning today, the winds finally started to die down.

Just before dark yesterday, the waves had built to 10 to 15' so I was forced to go SSW, when I really wanted to go west. Today just a 3 -5 swell in light winds
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:12 PM   #22
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:02 PM   #23
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Richards route after landfall:

"Inverness, Caledonian Canal, W.Coast Scotland, Belfast, Dublin, Waterford"
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:40 PM   #24
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I totally understand your "fear" at the unexplained noises of gear adrift meandering around Dauntless....but, you made the crossing, nothing broke and the good thing is, all of that potential "gear adrift" is put away and will remain so....unless you all of a sudden need the sunglasses you haven't used in 3 years, or the malevolent business card holder!
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Any one have any updates?
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:04 AM   #26
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Richard is getting ready to enter "Lock Ness"

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Old 09-22-2015, 11:26 AM   #27
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How cool is that? Richard is a get it done kind of guy.
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Let's hope he doesn't encounter any monsters . . .
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I was there as a kid, but I thought the lake was land locked. very very cool....Say hi to Nessie!!!
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Old 09-22-2015, 02:05 PM   #31
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Dauntless at rest, western end of Lock Ness.
Locks closed until tomorrow.
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I was there as a kid, but I thought the lake was land locked. very very cool....Say hi to Nessie!!!
I thought It was landlocked as well. No idea why I thought that. I guess I assumed 'Loch' was the local term for lake. Maybe it is.
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Wayfarer FTW It's Loch guys


Looks like Richard is indeed afraid of Nessie as he is about to exit the Loch. The Caledonian Canal is beautiful I got to anchor in Loch Ness one night. It's was pretty eerie you know, just wondering, what if....!
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:25 PM   #34
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Well looks like Richard is not quite out of the woods and spending the night in Loch Ness after all Lets hope Nellies not up to her tricks, I'm sure Richard could use a good nights sleep.
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Awesome news!

Will Richard be dauntlessly trawling for Nessie?

The World Wonders....



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Awesome news!

Will Richard be dauntlessly trawling for Nessie?

The World Wonders....



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Richard and Dauntless could take on Nessie with one arm and one paravane tied behind them. They are fearless.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:42 PM   #37
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Have you used passageweather.com ? I have found it to be very reliable and easy to use for both wind, wave, & pressure forecasts out to ten days or so.

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Loch Ness is "Locked" at both ends...Inverness and at Fort Augustus at western end. It used to be land-locked until the locks were built. At western end the locks take boats into Loch Long and Loch Lochie before exiting to the sea at Loch Linnie and Fort William, if I remember correctly.

Scotland has both fresh water lochs, as in Loch Lomand, and salt water lochs, as in Loch Linnie. The above three, mentioned first, are all part of the Caledonian Canal, which effectively splits Scotland in two.

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I bet that would be an interesting route. Is it possible to see the Scot's national animal along that route?
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You mean the Haggis? Plenty of them. I haven't heard of a Nessie sighting in many years!!

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