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by DaveWalsh
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: True and Magnetic North to align after 360 years.
Replies: 2
Views: 112

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: 93

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: 848

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: 980

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: 264

Maurice Maxwell

Anyone with contact details for Mo?
*****7879 doesn't work.
Nor does ***thebrat*** seem to.
Thanks
DW
by DaveWalsh
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Project Oileain
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re: Project Oileain

Oileáin a Dó is officially out of print. For a particular reason, I tried to buy a gansey load, but they weren't available. I got a couple of dozen so as at least to keep the last few in Ireland. The first edition 3,000 sold out in about a half dozen or so years. Oileáin a Dó 2,000 have sold out in...
by DaveWalsh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rock on Rockall, you'll never fall ........
Replies: 2
Views: 980

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: 860

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: 6
Views: 965

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: 1
Views: 639

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...