Comment posted 2012 Scottish Islands Peaks Race Oban to Troon – just finished by Robert Wakeham.
Are you assuming that there is absolutely and utterly no chance that someone else was ****** up to the eyeballs?
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- I hope that the people who question FA’s right to press accreditation at council meetings read this comment.
- Excellent reporting – but I’m mystified at the behaviour of the skipper of the Pharos; a couple of years ago I returned to Plymouth on the Brittany Ferries flaghip – the Pont Aven, 41,000 tons. It was a sunday afternoon and Plymouth Sound was infested with small boats racing. Pont Aven crawled around and through them, taking great care – and no tooting at anyone. I’d like to hear Pharos’s side of the story – surely it doesn’t need a pilot in Oban waters, or maybe a French skipper?
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- A83 9th March: slope stabilisation work underway at Rest and Be Thankful
Why much to your surprise? – it’s a mile or so longer via Inveraray, but avoids the slow, tedious stretch of the A82 at the top end of Loch Lomond, where large vehicles struggle to pass each other or might even have to back up.
I presume that’s why the Citylink bus route is via Inveraray, and I’m told that many hgv drivers prefer to go via Inveraray.
- Scottish Islands Federation starts signing up MEPs to election pledge – and Mull gets in first
‘People choose to live on islands for many reasons’ – choose? – for a lot of people it’s not a choice, it’s their ancestral home – and don’t forget that we’re all islanders of one sort or another.
- Oban Councillor raises issue of closure of town’s only play park
So how much money is closure of the play park saving? And what do the council propose to do with the equipment that John Sinclair thinks was partly funded by others? Let it decay? Flog it to a scrap merchant?
- UK response to the Russia-Crimea situation: selfies, posturing and dangerous old hat
And an hour earlier on R4 there was 15 minutes of Mary Ann Sieghart exploring Vladimir Putin’s view of the world, and this too was also very illuminating.
- A83 closed both ways at Rest and Be Thankful
I should add that any new bridge worth the name, be it low level gulley crossing or high level viaduct, would need a parapet design to combat the sort of crosswinds that are violent enough to knock hgvs off the road, especially at Butterbridge and the north end of Loch Restil.
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