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Post by Strum » Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:23 pm

For you seafaring folks. This is a really good story...you can listen and go back to it or listen to the whole lot at once...enjoy! :cool:



Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum.

Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an 11.2 metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray.
On April 24, 1895, he set sail from Boston, Massachusetts.
More than three years later, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898 having circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000 miles (74,000 km).



Just click play on chapter one and the rest automatically play in sequence.






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Post by Chiropodist » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:42 pm

The Columba berthed in the same way at Holyhead, bow inwards for the loading and unloading of the cars. The old mailboats used ti arrive and berth bow forward but then they swung round the end of the pier and bow facing outwards they were ready to sail. We watched this operation many a time.



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Post by grammer » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:17 pm

:-| :-|



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Post by jordo » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:10 pm

Chiropodist wrote:The Columba berthed in the same way at Holyhead, bow inwards for the loading and unloading of the cars. The old mailboats used ti arrive and berth bow forward but then they swung round the end of the pier and bow facing outwards they were ready to sail. We watched this operation many a time.

Yeah Chiropodist there always seemed to be more excitement when they were turning the boats. Good memories :D :D :D



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Post by Snowhite » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:30 pm

Jeez St Columba, I was looking through your Book last night and what a Picture you have of The St David Blockade ...........Fantastic .......I'll leave it to you to tell the Story if you want and post the Pic it's amazing :cool: I'm off to read about The Bwana Swing ;-) :D


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Post by Snowhite » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:46 pm

Thought you might be interested in this St Columba


http://www.tv3.ie/article.php?article_i ... ename=home :cry:


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Post by Strum » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:49 pm

What was in the Tanker do you know? Odd that they refer to it as a Lorry isinit?



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Post by Snowhite » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:01 pm

Not sure Strum :-|


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Post by Strum » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:06 pm

Wouldn't they usually start a news item like that with something like...
"A Tanker full of Depleted Uranium today slipped off the back of a Ferry" :mrgreen:



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Post by Snowhite » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:10 pm

From RTE News

"The lorry was a tanker carrying non-hazardous ferrous sulphate powder and none of the substance has leaked." Phew ;-)


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Post by jordo » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:11 pm

Only if they wanted to REALLY frighten the sxite out of the trapped passangers. :D



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Post by Strum » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:33 pm

Ah, Iron powder...used in paint. Probably non-toxic as I havn't turned Simpson colour yet.



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Post by grammer » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:49 pm

ah yes but watch out for flourescent fish in a couple of months
they can then be used to light the way into port :D :D

how about flourescent fish eyes -cheaper that cats eyes



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Post by jordo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:05 am

Are you a Green Party member grammer?



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Post by grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:19 am

ahahahaaaaaa -gawd no way--

look what the greens have done to us now

made us all buy long life bulbs and now they've backrtracked blaming the EU--(well someones made a few quid selling them-so they aint that green) :mrgreen:



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Post by Snowhite » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:22 am

:offtopic: :hehe: :hehe:


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Post by grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:23 am

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
hahahahahaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa



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Post by jordo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:34 am

Proper order Snowy, he's always doing that :D :D :D



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Post by grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:48 am

watch yourself jordo :razz: :razz: :razz:



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Post by grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:49 am

jordo wrote
Frightening Snowy, frigghtening
watch your spelling jordo :D :D



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Post by Strum » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:49 am

Ah now c'mon folks, Grammer just expressed his fears that old flourescent bulbs wern't spilled into the ocean causing bioluminesent fishstock. Wasn't he? :D



Anyway, a possible disaster avoided by the Captains decisions and what ne had to decide to secure the situation.



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Post by grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:56 am

old flourescent bulbs wern't spilled into the ocean causing bioluminesent fishstock.
:mrgreen: :D :D :D correct strum thank you



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Post by *stargazer* » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:47 am

Check out Astronomy Ireland, all you photo buffs....tonight from 6.30, weather permitting,
there should be a special view of Venus and the Moon.



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Post by Strum » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:24 pm

*stargazer* wrote:Check out Astronomy Ireland, all you photo buffs....tonight from 6.30, weather permitting,
there should be a special view of Venus and the Moon.

Will do Starry. :cool:



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Post by grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:20 pm

will have a look starry however weather wise its not looking good
is it :roll: :roll: :roll:



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