Great news reporting on a happy outcome from …

Comment posted Yeoman Bontrup: Dawn date with the Lazarus ship by Murdoch MacKenzie.

Great news reporting on a happy outcome from what must have been a traumatic time for the ship and crew. Fire is an ever present danger in our lives and in the right conditions can be set off with the most minor “spark”.
The pictures of the slip at Oban bring back memories of the wonderful times when we would berth at Kerrera and shuttle back and forth on the marina ferry.
You should upload one of your pictures, ideally including some local scenery, to the Marine Traffic site to, hopefully, displace the sad picture that they tag to the ship at present.

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    Who gets the 5p? Is this another tax transferring money from grocery bills to be spent on some greenie quango?
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    Not at all. If you read some of the ancient writings of visitors to the Hebrides, they talk about the cornfields, especially in Lewis. North Uist is known colloquially as Tir an Eorna for the same reason. The villages grew a lot of their own food and had large herds of cattle on the moorland and were surrounded by all the fish that they could wish for.
    They were not subsidised by anyone and were a strong and healthy race of people. All their troubles, like all of Scotland’s, came from King James VI.
  • Trees for Life awarded £80k for conservation projects in Glen Affric
    That’s correct John. Be it history or current events, I don’t take everything I read as being true. I try and make my own judgement.
  • Trees for Life awarded £80k for conservation projects in Glen Affric
    If you’ve ever been on holiday in mountainous countries abroad you can see how people build terraces up the sides of the steepest mountains to grow crops.
    If you go to cleared villages in Scotland you can see the evidence of the way the people cultivated huge swathes of land. Seeing as we’ve drifted to the Isle of Lewis, go to Google Earth and enter into the search bar, 57 59.8′N,6 30.75′W Edit. When I cut and paste this position it lands in the wrong spot, but you can find the correct location with your cursor. MM.
    If you zoom in (or out) you will see clearly the runrigs that have not been worked for two hundred years. Despite the damage that sheep and deer can do they have survived as witness that the best land was taken from the people, who were given land in other areas that the landlord did not consider worthwhile.
    Robert, the cleared land was the fertile land.
  • Trees for Life awarded £80k for conservation projects in Glen Affric
    John M, – I’ve read about the MacKenzies making a payment to buy out the Fifers rights to Lewis but I’m quite sceptical about it being true.
    The King had sold rights to Lewis to the Fifers thinking that an army of mercenaries would dislodge the MacLeod’s for him but he greatly underestimated his opponent. The MacKenzies had massive resources on their lands just across the Minch and could press a much stronger campaign against the bold Niall. If any money did change hands, I’m sure it would have been at the King’s bidding, to save face.

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8 Responses to Great news reporting on a happy outcome from …

  1. Good on you Lynda – its great to see the fleet back to full strength at Glensanda.

    Well done to you both in making the early morning rendezvous in the amazing Coastal Connection machine..they are just as impressive as the Yeoman fleet but in a smaller scale!

    And well done Yeoman and Aggregate Industries for having the faith to put the Bontrup back to sea at a time when many ships will be being mothballed due to lack of business.

    Good Luck for the future to you all!

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    • Many thanks.
      Just had a look on AIS and she didn’t berth, but turned round to face south inside Lismore.
      Struan noticed that as she came past us she wasn’t carrying the warps looped down her port side that she used to have for berthing.
      These were caught by small boats going out to her and brought ashore by them to be put on the winches to assist in berthing.
      She must be anchored off.
      When you think about it, of course she wouldn’t be going back into service at once. She’s obviously going to lie off while the preparatory work is done, leaving the berth at the quarry free for normal operations to continue.

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  2. Very good to see her back again – with what appears to me a more conventional paint scheme, she looked a touch sinister before in the overall red oxide colour. Nice to see the Yeoman crest on the funnel, considering the Glensanda ownership name changes through Aggregate Industries to Holcim.

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  3. Great piece of detective work. Well done. Great to see her back in service after the trauma of the fire we witnessed as we sailed past two Julys ago. Visited her a couple of times while she was docked at Ijmuiden awaiting rebuild in Poland. There was a lot of damage. Looking forward to dodging her in the Sound of Mull this season.

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  4. Great news reporting on a happy outcome from what must have been a traumatic time for the ship and crew. Fire is an ever present danger in our lives and in the right conditions can be set off with the most minor “spark”.
    The pictures of the slip at Oban bring back memories of the wonderful times when we would berth at Kerrera and shuttle back and forth on the marina ferry.
    You should upload one of your pictures, ideally including some local scenery, to the Marine Traffic site to, hopefully, displace the sad picture that they tag to the ship at present.

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  5. Wonderful mornings work Lynda, reminds me when 4am. start was the norm! Why doesn’t good news (like this) get reported on the networks more often? and do upload the nice pics!

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