Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sailing By

The Dunbrody famine ship seen moored at New Ross.

The River Barrow

Other than my red RIB cruising along at 20mph/3200rpm/108dB, the Barrow presented itself as a tranquil unspoilt spot in S.E. Ireland.

Troublesome Two-Strokes

Takes me back 30 years - changing oily spark plugs. Some twat (me) thought that 2 year old 2 stroke mix from the flymo would be OK.......

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Tomtom Advantage

Through skilfull operation of the Tomtom "roadblock in 1 mile" function, the ferry did not sail from Pembroke Dock without the Editor - an accident on the A48 held up these losers who obviously did not follow me down narrow lanes, through farm yards and unknown villages.

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Missing Link

Hopefully I can now change gear with a sensible area of my foot.

Sending Coals to Newcastle

Just received on the wake-up Radio 4 dozing in bed make me chuckle news feed download service:
Two goat breeders from Staffordshire has been marooned in Bulgaria for three weeks because of the Foot and Mouth outbreak. Keith and Christine Ball were transporting a herd of sixty five pedigree goats overland to Cyprus when the herd was impounded. Keith, Christine and their animals have spent the last few weeks living at a control point on the Bulgarian border. Tests on the goats have just come back but the couple don't expect to get home until September - more than a month after they left.
[What on earth are we doing exporting goats to Cyprus? - Ed]

Monday, August 13, 2007

Calling No. 99

No you dummy, Portmeirion is behind you and to the left.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Touristy Tattful Tintagel

Tintagel met all my expectations - it was crawling with grockles, its shops sold the usual tat and there was a an English Heritage cafe which served passable chocolate cake. Oh, and the castle seemed to have fallen down.

Norwegian Summer

Summer in Norway

I'm pleased to see that they are having a good time there too.


I is for the subject, me is for the object.

Monday, August 6, 2007

A Better Aircraft Museum

..by the Fleet Air Arm and a welcome tea stop just off the A303 at Yeovilton.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Looking for Sharks

Diving with sharks in the UK? Not really but an improvement from the 2006 fiasco- this time we made it to the mouth of the estuary before turning back. Mountainous seas and black clouds are not good for cage diving. Not a Sun reporter in site in Padstow - they were all at St Ives. As a consolation Richard treated us to a meeting with Mabel.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The New Throne

It looks like Grant at Surtrim in Haywards Heath has done a splendid job in raising my seat! Most of his clients have seat lowering surgery performed but I like to be different.
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