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Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)


Postby mountainsofscotland » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:09 pm

Route description: Ailsa Craig - the ascent

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Ailsa Craig

Date walked: 05/06/2016

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Re: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Postby orion » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:52 pm

Many thanks for your patience in towing us back Andy :D
The main 90hp outboard started smoking and cut out and then the smaller auxilliary outboard snapped the attachment point on the transom would you believe.Couldn`t thank you all in person on the return as I was a bit seasick with the sideways motion of the good ship Glorious :roll:
Did have a quick word with Leon next to me and it transpired we had met about 33 years ago in Shenaval one night and wandered around the Fisherfield hills together :)
I think that the lump of granite you photographed may well have partly responsible for slowing the return journey as I had carried it back to the rib.That one,or one verysimilar,is now installed in my garden stream :D
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Re: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Postby mountainsofscotland » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:13 pm

orion wrote:Many thanks for your patience in towing us back Andy :D
The main 90hp outboard started smoking and cut out and then the smaller auxilliary outboard snapped the attachment point on the transom would you believe.Couldn`t thank you all in person on the return as I was a bit seasick with the sideways motion of the good ship Glorious :roll:
Did have a quick word with Leon next to me and it transpired we had met about 33 years ago in Shenaval one night and wandered around the Fisherfield hills together :)
I think that the lump of granite you photographed may well have partly responsible for slowing the return journey as I had carried it back to the rib.That one,or one verysimilar,is now installed in my garden stream :D
Alex.


No worries. Good to meet you again on the hill.
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Re: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Postby Graeme D » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:34 pm

That was nice! :clap: :clap: :clap: Climbing Ailsa Craig is a long standing ambition of mine. One day. :D
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Re: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Postby mountainsofscotland » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:49 pm

Graeme D wrote:That was nice! :clap: :clap: :clap: Climbing Ailsa Craig is a long standing ambition of mine. One day. :D


Thanks. Definitely worth a visit.
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Re: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Postby litljortindan » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:56 pm

Very informative, great birdlife shots and nice stitching! Tried to go last summer but just couldn't get a place on a boat. I wonder if there are any other cliff top walking possibilities to be had west or north of the summit.
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Re: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Postby mountainsofscotland » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:23 pm

litljortindan wrote:Very informative, great birdlife shots and nice stitching! Tried to go last summer but just couldn't get a place on a boat. I wonder if there are any other cliff top walking possibilities to be had west or north of the summit.


Thanks. Probably not much walking possibilities to west or north.
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Re: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:41 pm

I really enjoyed that, thanks for posting mountainsofscotland, most informative, I don't fancy the boat journey though :(
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Re: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Postby John Doh » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:46 pm

Best Ailsa pics I've seen so far. :clap:
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Re: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Postby dooterbang » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:45 pm

Nice to see all these alternative reports posted by you, make me want to do them too :)

Fantastic!!
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