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by DaveWalsh
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ghost Ships
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Ghost Ships

A synopsis ...... MV Alta is neither the first, the last, nor even (by a country mile) the most interesting ghost ship to land up on the Irish coast, or maybe any coast. That accolade surely belongs to the Zorro Zaurre, a Spanish fishing vessel that was swamped, abandoned awash, and thought to have ...
by DaveWalsh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ghost Ships
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Ghost Ships

M.V. Alta has been splashed all over the newspapers as a remarkable "ghost ship" story but dedicated followers of Oileáin know only too well its in the halfpenny place beside the story from Roancarrigbeg on the Beara peninsula. Head for "www.oileain.org" and open "Oileáin" and search for "Roancarrig...
by DaveWalsh
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: High Tides in Venice
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: High Tides in Venice

Knotman, I still struggle. When the LWs get really low, should not the HWs also get really high? In Galway I have always operated off a simple enough formula that (ignoring extreme outliers) high HWs get to 5.6, low HWs only to 3.6 and the average is 4.6, while low LWs get to 0.1, high LWs only to 2...
by DaveWalsh
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High Tides in Venice
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: High Tides in Venice

Knotman, There are big tides the next few days which we tend to associate with flooding (a HW 5.6m + sustained west winds as well, Galway beware), but the low waters are also very low including one LW 0.1m beloved of razor fishermen. Is that what we are seeing here, big tides going a long way out at...
by DaveWalsh
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High Tides in Venice
Replies: 7
Views: 596

High Tides in Venice

Apparently Venice is experiencing unprecedented high tides this last few days causing immense damage in a spot where high water is a regular occurrence, so there must be something very unusual going down. First research stop was the tide tables for Galway, which maxed at 5.0 a few days ago, on say W...
by DaveWalsh
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: True and Magnetic North to align after 360 years.
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: True and Magnetic North to align after 360 years.

Knotman, I am absolutely blown away by this ZERO variation thing as of 2019. I always knew at some level that it was a moveable feast but .............. All my active life as a navigator, on hills at first and later at sea, 10 degrees west was a given. There were many formulas / mnemonics used to re...
by DaveWalsh
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Oileáin news ......
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Oileáin news ......

Word reaches Oileáin of a kayaker in Mayo performing a commendable civic duty. Names have been withheld to protect the guilty - https://www.mayo.ie/news/major-clean-up-completed-at-dun-na-mbo-cliffs/ Latest change to Oileáin involves a small islet off Renvyle in Connemara, renamed, or more named (of...
by DaveWalsh
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rock on rockfall ............
Replies: 0
Views: 2055

Rock on rockfall ............

https://www.facebook.com/1137175843/posts/10218161813573620?s=100001022379830&sfns=mo This is the best yet of a recent rockfall on Slieve League. I lunched on that beach! Fred Cooney and I were inside a very very deep cave there in 1992 when there was a rockfall further inside the cave. Still the m...
by DaveWalsh
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rock on Rockall, you'll never fall ........
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

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

Fiona Brexit is of course a fascinating topic that would be both interesting and amusing in equal parts if it wasn’t so ominous for us here in Ireland, and we didn’t even get to vote for or against it. In the Rockall context, the UK argument is that the 12nm exclusive zone does apply around even lif...
by DaveWalsh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Maurice Maxwell
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Maurice Maxwell

Anyone with contact details for Mo?
*****7879 doesn't work.
Nor does ***thebrat*** seem to.
Thanks
DW