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Sealife Adventures
Sealife Trips 2012
Sealife-adventures is a Visit Scotland 4 star Wild Life Experience. We run wildlife, whirlpool and whale watching trips from our purpose-built easy access pontoon and private car park on Seil, a scenic 30 minute drive south of Oban. Our boat offers a unique combination of uncrowded comfort, stability and exceptional speed from silenced twin engines.
All trips are skippered by David, a marine biologist who has been an owner/skipper in this area for 25 years. Our enthusiastic wildlife guide will provide commentary and an endless supply of hot drinks and biscuits - there is a washroom.
We've had some great trips this May with good sightings particularly of eagles and some dolphins, and are looking forward to the summer ahead!
We have scheduled the following trips for the next few days, pre-booking is strongly advised. We can schedule in other trips to suit you.
Please phone us on 01852 300 203 (eve and weekend) or 01631 57 10 10 (office hours), if you wish to book or for more information or if you wish us to schedule in more trips.
5 hour whale & Corry - Sat June 2nd, 2012 8:30 - Spaces
5 hour whale & Corry - Sun June 3rd, 2012 9:00 - FULL
3hr Corry wildlife cruise - Sun June 3rd, 2012 14:00 - Spaces
4 hr corry, poss whale - Mon June 4th, 2012 9:45 - Spaces
4hr whirlpool special - Mon June 4th, 2012 14:00 - Spaces
5 hour whale & Corry - Tue June 5th, 2012 10:00 - Spaces
3hr Corry wildlife cruise - Tue June 5th, 2012 15:00 - FULL
4hr Corry wildlife cruise - Wed June 6th, 2012 11:15 - Spaces
5 hour whale & Corry - Thu June 7th, 2012 12:00 - Spaces
5 hour whale & Corry - Sat June 9th, 2012 14:00 - Spaces
5 hour whale & Corry - Sat June 9th, 2012 12:45 - spaces
3hr Corry wildlife cruise - Mon June 11th, 2012 13:15 - spaces
3hr Corry wildlife cruise - Tue June 12th, 2012 9:45 - spaces
5 hour whale & Corry - Tue June 12th, 2012 12:45 - spaces
3hr Corry wildlife cruise - Wed June 13th, 2012 14:45 - spaces
5 hour whale & Corry - Thu June 14th, 2012 13:00 - spaces
4hr Corry wildlife cruise - Mon June 18th, 2012 8:45 - spaces
5 hour whale & Corry - Mon June 18th, 2012 12:45 - Full
5 hour whale & Corry - Tue June 19th, 2012 10:00 - Full
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Come and support the SWT at our annual
at the lovely Achnacloich Gardens
on the A85 - 2 miles east of Connel
11am till 4pm
Lunches ~ teas ~ home baking ~ plants ~ gifts ~ raffle ~ displays
At this wonderful venue for the last time!

Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society

The sailing coble Three Brothers was built one hundred years ago, in 1912. The Society has chosen June 17 as the day to celebrate the event and ask the public to join us in keeping this unique vessel afloat. She is currently unable to sail as she desperately needs refurbishment.
The estimate for repairs is �45,000 but this does not include VAT. A grant application has been submitted to the Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) and there is a possibility of a 60%/40% grant. The Society will find it very hard to fund its percentage of the required amount, and having to pay VAT on top of that may well make it impossible for us to give to go-ahead for repairs.
We would need 20% of the �45,000 as VAT - a total of �9,000 - making a breathtaking total of �54,000. We have already received many generous donations but need more - many, many more.
Members of the Society are mostly elderly, giving their free time to staff the Bridlington Harbour Heritage Museum, right on the harbourside, our only way of creating revenue. We have neither the wisdom nor experience to know how to find this money, nor the physical bodies to carry out any of the required work. Even painting the vessel - she's 40ft long - is beyond many of us.
For the people of Bridlington and the East Yorkshire coast, the Three Brothers should be a permanent symbol of our history. Fishing is an essential aspect of our background and to allow the coble to disappear would be unthinkable. This vessel is as important to this region as the Cutty Sark, Mary Rose, Endeavour or Victory are to the nation. Three Brothers is the last of its kind and should not be lost. The vessel is now on the National Register of Historic Ships (No. 2463), joining the town's pleasure cruiser Yorkshire Belle.
At 2pm on Sunday, June 17, Bridlington's town crier will declare the vessel to be one hundred years old and we hope local people and visitors to the town will join us in celebration. What a spectacle it would be if everyone turned up on the harbour in suitable costume, as fishermen and their wives, members of the Ladies' Lifeboat Guild and their gentlemen, and the gentry of the town. Please bring a picnic to share on the harbour.
Donations can be made by cheque - payable to BSCPS - and sent to BSCPS, Harbour Office, West End, Bridlington, East Yorkshire YO15 3AN. Alternatively a payment may be made via PayPal to the Treasurer at Everyone who donates over �25 will receive a certificate of thanks.
Mike Wilson can be contacted on 01262 609228.

Bristol Packet Boat Trips
Ahoy there friends.
The sun is shining and Bristol is looking at it's best. I hope all of you are enjoying the sunshine.
Big celebrations on the Thames this weekend but here in Bristol we are going to have just as much fun as our friends in London.
Next week we will be running Lunch Trips to Hanham, Tea On The River and Afternoon Trips to Beeses Tea Gardens.
Check website for details
All the best

Scudamores Punting Company
On Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June, we will be running guided punt tours along the College Backs to view fireworks displays taking place as part of Cambridge University May Week. On the Monday night, May Balls will be taking place at Clare College and Trinity College, with St John's to follow in the Tuesday night. Both places on public tours as well as private punts are available but customers are encouraged to book early as this event is always a sell out. Telephone 01223 359750 or visit for ticket prices and further details.

Hobbs of Henley
Hobbs of Henley Summer Newsletter
Welcome to our summer newsletter.
Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay of this newsletter (a month late!) but we have had such a busy time (even with the unseasonal weather) with the Queen's Jubilee, River Pageants impending Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Festival and not to mention the Olympics! What a year! But better late than never and at least I can promise you a 'newsey' newsletter!
Well despite the weather trying to do its best to spoil things our Jubilee Cruises still were a success. People came out and enjoyed themselves, waving their flags aboard 'The New Orleans' in true British style to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee!
With the Olympics around the corner we are all starting to get the 'Olympic Fever' especially here at Hobbs. The Oscar award winning director Danny Boyle has been given the task of making the Olympic opening ceremony film. A sequence of this film will be shot in Henley on Temple Island. We and our vessels will be assisting with the filming of this sequence!
Moving into the summer we still have some fantastic summer cruises to come over the next few months if you fancy something a little different; and don't miss out on our great offers running on our website. Also this Autumn do look out for our new online calendar which will be going live - this will give people availability for our larger passenger vessels and will eventually allow our customers to make online bookings!
Jonathan Hobbs has had an exciting few months, in April, Hobbs of Henley joined forces with the Anne Diamond Show on BBC Berkshire where they left the studio to spend a week on the Thames. Jonathan was interviewed by the team about life on the river and running the business.
In May Jonathan as a Trustee with the charity Rivertime Boat Trust was invited to the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and I am pleased to say that this particular charity was awarded a medal to recognise their charitable work in the voluntary sector.
In June Jonathan and other members of the Hobbs family have the honour of being invited to the Henley Business School for a Diamond Jubilee Garden Party where the Queen will attend with the Duke of Edinburgh. From here the Queen will view Henley's own River Pageant where both the vessels 'Enchantress' and 'The New Orleans' have been invited to attend in the procession.
Lastly we would like to welcome a new member to the Hobbs team. Stephen Gould joined us in April as our new skipper for the 'Hibernia'. He has over 10 years experience of working on the river having previously worked with Thames River Cruises and French Brothers of Windsor.
I would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you for reading our Newsletter and showing an interest in our business. We at Hobbs of Henley wish you all a lovely (sunny!) summer!
Dance the night away on our Caribbean cruise....
Caribbean Cruise - get your dancing shoes on....
Dance the night away on our Caribbean Cruise. Receive 10% off your ticket price. Join us for a fabulous summer evening aboard The New Orleans on Friday 8th June. 7-11pm. Dance the night away to our Calypso Band whilst feasting on our Caribbean themed buffet.
To receive 10% off the normal ticket price of �40pp book before Monday 30th April 2012. Ticket includes a welcome drink and a themed buffet. Cash Bar available.
To book your tickets please contact us 01491 572035 or email us.

Scottish Seabird Centre
The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS. 01620 890202.
All events are FREE for members, or included in the entry price to the Discovery Centre for non- members, unless otherwise stated. Entry to the Discovery Centre is �7.95 for adults, �4.50 for children and �5.95 for concessions. Book tickets online in advance at
David Thompson exhibition. To 19 June, during opening hours in the Picture Gallery. David Thompson, a self-taught artist, specialises in acrylics on canvas and depicts wildlife of the polar regions and the oceans.
Mini Makers. Weekends, 14:00-15:00, included with entry into the Discovery Centre. Fun 'make and do' sessions for kids age 4 to 8.
Keli Clark exhibition. 19 June -28 October, opening hours, in the Picture Gallery. Keli Clark exhibits a new range of work focussed on the surrounding area, beautiful landscapes and the local wildlife.

Arrow Yacht Enterprises
Short Range Certificate
I have been asked to run a Short Range Certificate course for VHF radio in Cheltenham on Wednesday 20th June. Please email me if interested.

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