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Post by Douglas Wilcox » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:47 pm

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Re: Ailsa Craig

Post by ian johnston » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:22 pm

Superb!

When are we going?!

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Post by Mark R » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:36 pm

Great stuff, as always. How did you get the 'back into cockpit' image?
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Re: Ailsa Craig

Post by uxb » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:21 pm

Magnificent.

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Re: Ailsa Craig

Post by Jim » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:06 pm

Fancy dress?

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Post by jamiemagee » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:56 pm

Stunning pictures

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Post by Douglas Wilcox » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:07 am

Ian>
Superb!

When are we going?!
Thank you Ian, just as soon as I get the kitchen works finished! I didn't get to Ailsa Craig at all last year due to joint problems but got out 3 times in 2012.

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Great stuff, as always. How did you get the 'back into cockpit' image?
Thank you Mark, I had a senior moment and fell out of my kayak....Oh I see... how was the photo taken?....

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...rear mounted GoPro.

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Thank you both. Ailsa Craig is worth at least one visit. We are lucky it is our local rock.

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No that is the newest member of our little group... Phil's friend Ozzy who is into...
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Re: Ailsa Craig

Post by Yakdiver » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:21 am

Cracking photos Douglas well done
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Re: Ailsa Craig

Post by Maarten Z » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:01 pm

I hope your knee was happy again after the plunge?
Great photo's. Makes me think to take the DSLR out on the water too...

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Post by Selkie » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:55 pm

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Ailsa Craig

Post by Jim » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:57 am

Douglas Wilcox wrote: No that is the newest member of our little group... Phil's friend Ozzy who is into...
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That was my first thought, but then I got Paranoid and started to Imagine his friend might be John..... I think the red hair was confusing me!

They did away with Rock radio here a few weeks ago (well they changed it to Real XS a few years ago but still played the same music) and replaced it with some 90's Brit pop station (I used to go clubbing to that stuff when I was a student but it never had any long term appeal, now it all just sounds the same to me). The problem is, that I have switched to R4 in protest and the Today programme is not nearly as effective as an alarm....

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Post by Douglas Wilcox » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:59 am

Thank you Richard and Selkie :o)

Jim, we will be going out to Ailsa again soon. You and Neil will hopefully make it and Phil can introduce you to Ozzy and you can reminisce about Rock Radio 96.3.

Douglas :o)

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Post by Douglas Wilcox » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:24 pm

Maarten>
I hope your knee was happy again after the plunge?
Great photo's. Makes me think to take the DSLR out on the water too...
Thank you Maarten. Ice cold water was just as good as the bag of frozen peas that physios recommend. You should take your DSLR out. The Ortlieb bag is really excellent. Because it is soft it compresses under water keeping a positive air pressure inside. No water got in. I use a microfibre cloth to dry my hands before using the camera and I slide the drip rings intowards my handgrip on the paddle to keep my hands as dry as possible.

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Post by Maarten Z » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:20 am

You got me convinced. OK, it wasn't that difficult. I just ordered an Ortlieb camera bag (I opted for the V-Shot due to the higher IP rating, hope the T-Zip will be as 'fast' as the closing system on the aqua-zoom). I have had excellent experiences with other Ortlieb gear so I trust this one will be no different.
I'll start of with my D90 kit-lens (18-105 I think) and am looking for the all praised 18-200mm second hand. Seems you almost get a D90 body for free with it these days thanks to everybody going full-frame. :-)
I'll have to look for my drip rings though...

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Post by neil.farmer » Thu May 08, 2014 11:13 pm

Douglas Wilcox wrote:Thank you Richard and Selkie :o)

Jim, we will be going out to Ailsa again soon. You and Neil will hopefully make it and Phil can introduce you to Ozzy and you can reminisce about Rock Radio 96.3.

Douglas :o)
I'll get there this year & climb the rock if I have to do it in my Everest or swim!! Can't face driving past it again ...!

We could take a battery powered tape player & think back to our old tape days!
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Re: Ailsa Craig

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Thu May 08, 2014 11:18 pm

Neil I will PM when we are next planning to go out.
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Re: Ailsa Craig

Post by Jim » Thu May 08, 2014 11:32 pm

neil.farmer wrote:
Douglas Wilcox wrote:Thank you Richard and Selkie :o)

Jim, we will be going out to Ailsa again soon. You and Neil will hopefully make it and Phil can introduce you to Ozzy and you can reminisce about Rock Radio 96.3.

Douglas :o)
I'll get there this year & climb the rock if I have to do it in my Everest or swim!! Can't face driving past it again ...!

We could take a battery powered tape player & think back to our old tape days!
As I drove past the Falloch yesterday (huge) the shuffle function on my phone decided to play a tune off one of Nick's old compilation tapes which I seem to remember you always associate with a particular epic on a river (which I missed) - the mighty mighty Bosstones tune "the impression that I get". We might not need a tape player for evocative tunes!

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Re: Ailsa Craig

Post by Jonathan. » Fri May 09, 2014 10:16 am

Lovely photos, Douglas. They've whetted my appetite nicely.

What camera do you use when you're on the water? Do you still have your Sony - or have you found something better?
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Re: Ailsa Craig

Post by Maarten Z » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:45 am

Maarten Z wrote:I opted for the V-Shot due to the higher IP rating, hope the T-Zip will be as 'fast' as the closing system on the aqua-zoom.
Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, even going off-topic, but I wanted to add this information should anyone bump into my post when searching for the Ortlieb V-Shot.
I was happy with the V-Shot in the beginning, but keeping the bag on the front deck doesn't allow for fast access due to the tight T-Zip which is (partially) pressed against your deck.
In the last months (whilst using the bag on the dry), the zip started to fail (little teeth are rotating, blocking from opening/closing and certainly not being watertight anymore) and I have returned the bag to the supplier. They claim that the malfunction is related to improper use but will refund me anyway. I have now ordered the aqua zoom since it got so many positive comments from kayakers alike. Great service from supplier & ortlieb, however a bit disappointed in the product.

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