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#1 Elainew

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:15 PM

Just introducing myself so I can post without feeling I've crashed the party!

I am based in sunny (well sometimes) Scotland so most of my diving and underwater photography is cold water. But since Scotland has some of the best cold water diving, that's just fine. Looking forward to contributing to the excellent discussions on this group.

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#2 jeremypayne

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:21 AM

Welcome to Wetpixel!

I've only been to Scotland once, and to be honest ... when I looked out over the Firth or Fourth, the last thing on my mind was scuba!
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 08:24 AM

Elaine, welcome. However you will have to be more forthright, we all know the sun does not shine in Scotland...the land where the difference between summer and winter, is that the rain is warmer in the summer. ;)
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:18 AM

I will defend Scotland - even though I am as far south as you can get in the UK (Channel Islands) - It does not always rain in the summer - and when it is dry and fine it is a gorgeous land where the mozzies (B52 size) will eat you alive ;)

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:01 AM

I must admit I had one gorgeous weekend on the Isle of Skye, and a couple of spectacular rainless days on the Trosach trail, most of the remaining 3 months...it rained. But I do love Scotland, I left my heart there on a number of occasions, mostly in the pubs.

Edited by loftus, 30 April 2008 - 10:02 AM.

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#6 Elainew

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:06 AM

Thanks for the welcome, guys!

Rain?? What rain?

The attached photo was last weekend in Scotland: lf1ort.jpg


what I would say is when it is good, it is very good; when it is bad, it is dismal!!


Elaine

Edited by Elainew, 30 April 2008 - 10:23 AM.


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:54 AM

I will defend Scotland - even though I am as far south as you can get in the UK (Channel Islands) - It does not always rain in the summer - and when it is dry and fine it is a gorgeous land where the mozzies (B52 size) will eat you alive ;)

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I beg to differ...
The Channel Islands are not really part of the UK - They are British Crown Dependencies, but neither is part of the United Kingdom. Exactly like Bermuda, The Caymans, Turks and Caicos, St Helena, and The Falklands.
If you want to include the British Crown Dependencies as part of the UK, then The Falklands counts as the most southerly part of the UK
...Sorry :)

PS - Welcome Elaine, this forum is full of good natured bickering. Enjoy the party. :D
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:09 AM

Yea, correct but given our 'semi detached' status the UK government seem to take a lot of political interest in our activities!

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:11 AM

Well, then ... since you started it, I'll be to differ with you ... :-)

The Channel Islands are indeed Crown Dependencies - as is the Isle of Man - but the Caymans, Bermuda, etc are Overseas Territories and not Crown Dependencies.
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#10 John Bantin

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:32 AM

Well, then ... since you started it, I'll be to differ with you ... :-)

The Channel Islands are indeed Crown Dependencies - as is the Isle of Man - but the Caymans, Bermuda, etc are Overseas Territories and not Crown Dependencies.


Paul, the Channel Islands, like Scotland, are a long way from SE England (Gatwick to you), aren't they? (...and I don't mean geographically!)

Edited by John Bantin, 30 April 2008 - 11:33 AM.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:15 PM

What do you mean John?

I figure that if we struck oil your lot would invade in no time flat! That is, if you can find enough squaddies to take over the car ferry on a wet Monday morning.

Anyhow, there is an application to drill for oil in the car park of PC World by our office in Waterlooville, so maybe Gordon is eyeing up the south of England before us....

Vis here has been awful since Christmas so I figure the diving is better up north at the moment, maybe we should all head up there?

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#12 Elainew

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:24 PM

Vis here has been awful since Christmas so I figure the diving is better up north at the moment, maybe we should all head up there?

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Please don't!!! ;)

(No offence meant, of course! :D )

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:29 PM

Crikey, and there was me believing that a warm welcome was always waiting in Scotland.

Ah well, suppose it will have to be a Red Sea fix then!

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:53 PM

Hi Elaine,

Welcome to the friendly forums of wetpixel.. Where we all agree and get along like one big family ;) :D

Dive safe

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:31 PM

Please don't!!! ;)

(No offence meant, of course! :D )



Err, we've already got problems with Scottish MPs in England - like the one at No10. !!!

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#16 Elainew

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:27 PM

Err, we've already got problems with Scottish MPs in England - like the one at No10. !!!

(Welcome to the wicked world of Wetpixel.)


He's from Fife - which is a world of its own!

Think I'm going to enjoy it here! ;)

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:34 PM

I'm curious, where and what type of great cold water diving is there in Scotland? I know of Scapa Flow but where else? Is there any clear water?

I grew up in northern Michigan so I am not afraid of cold water or bad weather.
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