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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Healey nut » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:07 pm

Hopefully ...........And I say that with reservation........somebody somewhere within the bowels of the LDNPA who can comprehend the English Language will read this and realize what the folks at Bute have done and continue to do for the Bluebird team and the significance of K7 etc and the light bulb will go on and they will get there collective S*#t together and put some effort in returning K7 back to Coniston for the cerimonial run ???
We can live in hope !!
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by rich1608 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:03 pm

Healey nut wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Hopefully ...........And I say that with reservation........somebody somewhere within the bowels of the LDNPA who can comprehend the English Language will read this and realize what the folks at Bute have done and continue to do for the Bluebird team and the significance of K7 etc and the light bulb will go on and they will get there collective S*#t together and put some effort in returning K7 back to Coniston for the cerimonial run ???
We can live in hope !!
It will be interesting to see if there is even a hint of attitudes softening at the LDNPA following all the publicity around Bute. The question of why it's Bute and not Coniston will inevitably be asked by many people especially those running tourism businesses up in the Lakes (which is quite a lot) and pressure on the LDNPA to carpe diem will only increase. As you say we can and do live in hope.

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by thunderer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:11 am

FWIW, I personally hope that the LDNPA realise just how much of a balls-up they have made and recognise just how much of an "attraction" (and I use the term with reservation) they have missed out on due to their own short-sightedness and how much up their own backsides they have, so far, been.

The open-armed welcome, support and offers of help from all areas of Bute community really are such a breath of fresh air in the quagmire of beuracratic BS that seem so entrenched within the LDNPA.

I really do wish you all the very best for the training exercise. I wish I could be there to show my support but alas, previous arrangements have clashed meaning I can only be with you in spirit.

I hope DC will be smiling down and having the odd chuckle at the inevitable mishaps that may occur (dropped spanners, grazed knuckles, K7 misbehaving et-al).
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 pm

FWIW, I personally hope that the LDNPA realise just how much of a balls-up they have made and recognise just how much of an "attraction" (and I use the term with reservation) they have missed out on due to their own short-sightedness and how much up their own backsides they have, so far, been.

The open-armed welcome, support and offers of help from all areas of Bute community really are such a breath of fresh air in the quagmire of beuracratic BS that seem so entrenched within the LDNPA.
That is perhaps just a little unfair on the LDNPA (yes, I just said that out loud) Agreed, they fit that description perfectly but they should have been long-since dragged kicking and screaming out of their own backsides by a community united and determined to mine every last ounce out of their unique opportunity, which is exactly what the good people of Bute are doing. Not that there's been anything other than the greatest of support from every organisation concerned up there but the silliness of the LDNPA ought to have been crushed out long ago by the juggernaut that Coniston should be driving their way.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Malcolm Ops » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:53 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 pm
the LDNPA ought to have been crushed out long ago by the juggernaut that Coniston should be driving their way.
Just took time out for an interesting exercise, as someone might do the same. The Isle of Bute at about 122 square kilometre (or perhaps kilometres square) would fit over the Grizedale and Furness Fells.

Therefore Coniston should perhaps be leading and involving at least their fellow towns and villages (and their occupants) which would include Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, Windermere, Staveley, Newby Bridge, Spark Bridge, Penny Bridge, Blawith, Torver as well as Hawkshead, Near Sawrey, and high Nibthwaite.

If the Proving Trial is going to be bigger than the crew training on Loch Fad, then expanding the area for Cumbria that should/could support the Heritage Event and the Proving Trial (and put concerted pressure on the LDNPA) could extend west to the coast; south to Isle of Walney; east to the M6 motorway; north to Penrith/Carlisle/Wigton/Maryport. In other words the WHOLE of the area known that is known as the Lake District National Park!

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Techteam » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:56 am

As I have said before your all looking at it from the wrong angle. You seem to think that LDNPA are interested in promoting the Lake District. Far from it, as they have proved in the past they are quite happy to slash their own throats in order to achieve what they want. In the past, there were quite large intelligent groups arranged against them to no avail. As much as it breaks my heart, as somebody who grew up and resides in the area and has been involved in record breaking on Coniston I fear the time has come to embrace the alternatives.

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Re: Return to the Water

Post by Malcolm Ops » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:35 pm

This abstract was posted by Techteam in the Isle of Bute thread, but it relates to Coniston and Coniston Water. [In the past the village has monitored this thread].

"As much as it breaks my heart, as somebody who grew up and resides in the area and has been involved in record breaking on Coniston I fear the time has come to embrace the alternatives."

If this is an accurate suggestion and I have no doubt that the words are sincere, this needs to be considered now by those in the village of Coniston who are supporting the K7 Proving Trial and the Heritage Festival Event which should run alongside the byelaw development runs and proving runs.

Once the BBP has left the Isle of Bute and the team has absorbed the lessons from operating the craft on water, such a decision will need to be taken rapidly, so that the return of Bluebird to Coniston can be planned for 2019.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by ted.walsh » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:46 am

Techteam wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:56 am
I fear the time has come to embrace the alternatives.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Richie » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:29 pm

Lake Dumbleyung Australia.


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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Jordangbr » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:48 pm

Italian lakes anyone?
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