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by DaveWalsh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rock on Rockall, you'll never fall ........
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Rock on Rockall, you'll never fall ........

Rockall is in the news again, and because I do remember researching the thorny legal issues some years ago for Oileáin 2014, I dutifully resorted to reading it (!) to see what it had to say on the subject. I was immediately reminded that Kevin O’Callaghan (a.k.a. GEO), first President of the Irish S...
by DaveWalsh
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coastal Erosion
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Coastal Erosion

In the context of researching Wexford Harbour in connection with Ireland's most interesting sandbank - Rosslare Fort Island - I became aware that the island had formed by the erosion of the rinn or spit or penninsula that is Rosslare Strand. But I was blown away recently to discover that two half in...
by DaveWalsh
Mon May 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ISKA website not secure
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: ISKA website not secure

John
Oileain.org was reported to me just yesterday to be the same "not secure".
I was told you pay extra for greater cover.
About 50.00 p.a. was guesstimated but not investigated as I amn't bothered about it.
DW
by DaveWalsh
Sat May 25, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Project Oileain
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Project Oileain

I'm back. For now anyway....... Oileain now has 592 islands and rising, the most recent being four wee newbies in Cashla Bay around about Rossaveal, where the research introduced me to a Martello Tower of all things. There are a couple in Bertraboy Bay and some in Dunmanus Bay. Some researched stuff...
by DaveWalsh
Thu May 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle Floats
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Paddle Floats

Knotman,
Kind words are always appreciated.
Thank you
DWalsh
by DaveWalsh
Mon May 06, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle Floats
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Paddle Floats

I met a sea kayaker recently with a brand new paddle float, in his rear hatch (longevity, apparently ......), and a discussion followed. Mine has never been used in anger that I can recall, practice sessions only (and years ago at that) but just in case, it has always lived behind my seat, tethered ...
by DaveWalsh
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rosslare Fort Island
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Rosslare Fort Island

Rosslare Fort Island Since first I came upon knowledge of it over 10 years ago I have been utterly fascinated by Rosslare Fort Island T121-218 Sheet 77, surely the most interesting sandbank in Ireland? A couple of weeks ago the Wexford People newspaper published an article on it that sheds lots of ...
by DaveWalsh
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: Magnetic North Pole

John
Is that good or bad? Is your Silva acting more like a water divining rod than a compass?
DW
by DaveWalsh
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: The truth at last!
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: The truth at last!

Good grief !
To quote Martin Guilfoyle "My head hoits".
DW
by DaveWalsh
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: Magnetic North Pole

When I were a lad, by gum, magnetic variation was almost 10 degrees. There was a warning it was decreasing by so much every year and that sort of thing but not enough for anyone to anything other than ignore. Not more than three years ago I gave a navigation class to a Symposium and I gave the varia...