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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 09:49
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A short video clip of our trip boat on me canal.

Grantham Canal
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 09:58
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Climbing the Dome sounds impressive, Angels.

We survived the dreaded 1st August celebrations here - cool and slightly rainy weather discouraged the neighbourhood from their usual fireworks-until-2am sessions - we merely had sight/sound of around 5 official displays.

Blissful day yesterday having barbecue in the sunshine at a friend's very lovely house - happy and exhausted children - perfect.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 10:15
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Ibbie - I reckon if irksome riff-raff constituents give Sir Roger grief, he has them dis-emboweled by his minions, chucks them into the van and dumps them offshore for the powerful tides to sweep 'em away.

They've always dealt with problems like this on Thanet you know.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 10:17
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Originally Posted by 4mastacker View Post
A short video clip of our trip boat on me canal.

Grantham Canal
What excellent image quality - deeply saturated colours, too.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 10:25
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Aye twere a bonny clip.
Akways struck me when home from scorched furrin parts looking out the window of the Kings Cross to Newcastle how green England was.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 10:32
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Begging Letter

Last night, prompted by the finding of parts of a Malaysian flying thingy, all over the TV news, her indoors says, 'It would be nice to go to Réunion again!'

To which I foolishly agreed.

Now all I have to do is find the budget
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 10:32
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Angels, correct temporary suspension from this thread but last time this happened on another thread it was never lifted.

Nice day cool wind. Potential critical situation here. The tax people on the border to SA are on strike. The fuel tankers can't get in. Garages running out in Maun. We got early notice so filled the motor half way up the windows plus 2 x 20 lt jerry cans. We may not be able to get back into town for a week but have to save the fuel for our water pump and generator. We think there may be a tad on the boat. This could bring the tourism industry to its knees - probably the intention.

Ian posts crossed. Odd but we were just thinking the same. We are on smart phone so difficult to research. What would be your routing?

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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 11:19
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Now all I have to do is find the budget
Not at all, ian ... all you agreed to was that it would be nice to go there again ... not that you would go.

One has just made the best sourdough loaf ever!! Crust like concrete, dense, chewy, evenly-textured interior, lovely slight burn on the bottom ... just perfect. Even Mr. Draper would be licking his lips over this one. Now, the trick, of course, will be to repeat the performance ...
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 11:36
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Produced a loaf like that once Bluey.
As you say the trick is to repeat it.
Sad to say I've never managed it

What a pity the Grantham isn't fully navigable; such a lovely canal.
I bet there's lot of fettling in the weedhatch though. An awful lot of
floating green stuff in that water.

It's one thing Bots running out of diesel but what is going to happen
when the beer tankers can't get through
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 11:36
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Not at all, ian ... all you agreed to was that it would be nice to go there again ... not that you would go.
But I would really like to go, I love the place.

And I can get those nice people at the DSS in Newcastle to subsidise the trip. It will be interesting to find out by how much, the last time we went we got £19 between us.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 12:28
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Oh! Didn't think about Bots running out of beer or Savanna Dry. Best we raid the liquour and bottle bars on the way home.
 
Old 3rd Aug 2015, 12:32
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 12:58
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Morning peeps-it ain't 'alf 'ot 'ere

TRABB force to our Spanish contingent, both of whom seem to be falling apart

A bit of force to Bots as well. A booze shortage there would have cataclysmic implications for ExAscot. It might affect his hippo wrestling and mammoth watering capabilities
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 13:31
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Don't know why I read the Daily mail online, just read an article on putting on makeup in just 3 mins so it looks like you are not wearing any. I can achieve this effect in 0 secs. It's called not wearing any!
 
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handsfree wrote:

I bet there's lot of fettling in the weedhatch though. An awful lot of
floating green stuff in that water.
Most of the floating stuff is Azolla and it really clogs up the prop. C & RT have put some sort of weevil in the cut and the little beasty eats the weed. It really does work, you can see where the things have been munching away. We have been doing weed clearing runs with the workboat just to give things a bit of a churn and keep the channel (relatively) weed free. We have a weed cutting boat already and waiting, and waiting, and waiting, for the masters of the universe to say "Yes, you can use it". We have an answer to the weeds but I wish someone would come up with a solution to the mink .
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 14:36
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Boring snippet out of me head not google,a lot of the green slime in stagnant water is called Spira Gira,it is harvested and converted into Agar Jelly upon which microbiologists in laboratories grow germs and such in petri dishes.

I do believe there was some skiffle group come beat combo that went by the name Spira Gira at one time.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 14:58
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just read an article on putting on makeup in just 3 mins so it looks like you are not wearing any. I can achieve this effect in 0 secs. It's called not wearing any!
You are a true genius, Madame.
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Cool morning here after a night of violent storms. Four days of baking weather set this up. Massive storm fronts rolled through in the evening hours bringing torrential rain, a lightning storm both beautiful and awe-inspiring, and, according to the local news, several Tornados. One small hamlet, just south of our location, lost several houses and some barns. Stately and impressive CB cells scudding by as I type. At least I won't be out with the sprinkler today.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 15:22
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On a more pleasant note I see we have had a protest rally for a cause that I can Wholeheartedly support! It seems several young women who removed their tops because of the heat yesterday morning were warned to cover up by a PC. Here in Ontario it's legal for women to be topless so the outrage bus is now in full swing over this police gaff!
Ruddy shame I didn't hear about this sooner! I'd have been only too glad to turn out to support such a noble cause!
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 15:53
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RAFish - RT were there.

I've sent you a clip via PM because I believe that U.S. site owners tend to have rather dated views on the exposure of nipples on pubic (sic) fora.
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