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No its no aboot some person huvin a fag, this is the last sea going coal fired steam powered Clyde Puffer these were the life blood o the western isles in Scotland and a common site sailin up an doon the coast these are not fishin boats but were used to deliver goods this yin has lovingly been restored and is well worth a visit..ye can hire it for trips an its beautiful up there an wid be a magical trip i saw it when i wis up sailin a few weeks ago..thats the wee boat i wis oan behind it ..it is a smashin boat itself .. the puffer is the boat made famous by niel munroe in the Vital Spark an its infamous captain Para Handy ..this is not the actual boat but it was similar.the original vital spark was called Auld Reekie i will pit a you tube thingy oan its quite long but superb stuff!

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boats, clyde puffers, crinnan, para handy, vital spark

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  • Palynn
    Palynnalmost 4 years ago

    AYE Big Yin UR Brilliant as Always Your Info is Superb & Yer Pictures are NO too Bad Anaw!! Frankie

  • cheers mate went to rb tae take ma mind aff the hoops!

    – joak

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

    Great shot of this old un Joak. Hope your well mate.

  • am fine pal cheers glad ye like it

    – joak

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

    I remember the series Para Handy well mate. Some good laughs in it. Wonder if we will ever get a re run?

  • its quality pal ..that wid be amazin if it happened!

    – joak

  • ECH52
    ECH52almost 4 years ago

    Great capture my friend!!!

  • hi pal nice tae see ye thanks glad ye like it

    – joak

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerralmost 4 years ago

    Ahh.. my Great Grandfather used to be on the packet steamers up that way.. many, many years ago .. great work, nice shot ..

  • thanks mate glad it made ye think o him an ta for the fav mate

    – joak

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

    Yeah but they never rerun the GOOD stuff apart from the likes of Only fools which is just the dogs b(*&^%$£s. I will contact them by email to see if it ever will be rerun and let you know mate.

  • flame7
    flame7almost 4 years ago

    I love this and the story :) the wee boat your on looks great!!!

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    Good to see you, Joak, & what a TREAT to come upon Para Handy & his crew plying their trade. I watched the video, & it brought it all back. I have a few of my mother’s Para Handy books, but it’s been a while since I read them. Love the boat you were cruising on… looks like a classic. Well done & thanks for the bit o’ sparkle!

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 4 years ago

    I thought you’d named this after my mother ;D Lovely little boat….probably not that little though. Lovely way to spend an afternoon!

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 4 years ago

    a stunning picture, such great light and colour,dawnx

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