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Message 90696 - Posted: 14 Mar 2019, 21:12:44 UTC
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Expensive California blend gasoline (from the cheap place) $2.989 / US gallon
Works out to around £0.58/liter (i think)
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Message 90708 - Posted: 16 Mar 2019, 19:03:22 UTC

The trip to the radioship Ross Revenge of Radio Caroline has been cancelled due to the weather, or more like the waves. The latest forecast for the duration of trips tomorrow would make it unsafe to go alongside Ross Revenge and transfer visitors between the tender and the ship.

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Message 90710 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 6:23:07 UTC - in response to Message 90708.  

I don't think the old deities are vegan, although you can try.


Clearly not!
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Message 90711 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 15:05:23 UTC - in response to Message 90710.  

I don't think the old deities are vegan, although you can try.
Clearly not!
*contemplate the wreckage sadly* maybe sweet potatoes would have been better...?

Next time we'll do a double, Ann.
Awww, I would like that :)
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Message 90713 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 15:14:03 UTC - in response to Message 90711.  

To complete the mess, hail and sleet are now falling. It got really cold as well. That's one heck of a "git out" you've ordered. I can't leave yet, have to wait for the right ferry. But promise I will drive to Harwich at 4am.
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Message 90714 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 15:43:40 UTC - in response to Message 90713.  

To complete the mess, hail and sleet are now falling.


Got the hail here too, fortunately after I had finished cutting pieces off a 60+cm diameter piece of ash with a chainsaw. Did get caught while finishing off cutting into pieces with an axe ready to go in the woodstove next winter though.
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Message 90716 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 15:46:07 UTC

We only had a brief spell here, now the sun is out. :-)
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Message 90718 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 16:11:31 UTC
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Well, if you were to enjoy Pasadena's weather, clear, sun, warm 28c, and everything bright green from the rain, just perfect.
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Message 90719 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 16:32:46 UTC - in response to Message 90718.  

Enjoy it while you can! Since you're reading and reacting here, you'll probably get my 'luck' which includes that fabulous weather. 😜
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Message 90722 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 17:59:13 UTC
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All right everyone, it's time for me to leave the English islands. I will be taking the weather with me, you'll have much better weather from Tuesday onwards, promised.

Thank you Richard and Rob for your hospitality, it was fun.
Thank you Annie for the laughs and cries.
Thank you Tim for the four hours of talking pirate radio, politics and other stuff.
Thank you Julie for the beautiful B&B (Woodview, Birch, Essex) and stuffing me with an English breakfast each morning.
Thank you Ernie for showing me how many things a parrot can say. At least you know my name now. 😁

Not so much thanks to those who took care of the weather. You do better when I return end of the year...
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Message 90723 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 18:11:02 UTC - in response to Message 90719.  

Enjoy it while you can! Since you're reading and reacting here, you'll probably get my 'luck' which includes that fabulous weather. 😜

YUM! California needs WATER! Send all you want!
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Message 90730 - Posted: 18 Mar 2019, 3:30:46 UTC

Three thirty, last cup of tea in England. 👋
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Message 90731 - Posted: 18 Mar 2019, 4:40:49 UTC

Lesson learned for next time, check check-in time before departing bed. Have to wait two and a half hours in harbour before check-in starts. I hope my bladder can cope....
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Message 90732 - Posted: 18 Mar 2019, 5:52:03 UTC

Funny Brits.
Here in Harwich harbour there's free WiFi for everyone. At least, for everyone with a British mobile phone number. Any other number cannot participate. So the O2 free WiFi for everyone is not for everyone. 😂
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Message 90734 - Posted: 18 Mar 2019, 13:09:41 UTC

So far no collision with icebergs, exploding underwater volcanoes, left over sea mines, freak waves or anything else nefarious.

We're about half way, in another three hours I can drop into the heavy traffic due to strikes, possible terrorist attacks and let's not forget the weather.

While the sea is now as smooth as a baby's bottom, the wind is picking up, some bigger waves pass now and then, there's froth on some waves and the dark and ominous clouds on the horizon to the west tell me I may expect water from above before I am home.

Time for lunch.
See you all tomorrow.
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Message 90737 - Posted: 18 Mar 2019, 16:04:08 UTC - in response to Message 90734.  

So you'll be home in time for the outage?
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Message 90738 - Posted: 18 Mar 2019, 16:28:07 UTC

We're about half way, in another three hours I can drop into the heavy traffic due to strikes, possible terrorist attacks and let's not forget the weather.


I hope all those you know are safe. Just confirmed the two people I know in Utrecht are OK though the one returning here has had to rebook his journey home for tomorrow.
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Message 90739 - Posted: 18 Mar 2019, 18:28:06 UTC

I've safely returned home, just in time for tomorrow's outage. Should remember to reactivate BOINC, as I had it suspended.

Cheers all.
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Message 90818 - Posted: 27 Mar 2019, 14:44:16 UTC

Thank you Annie for the laughs and cries
You're welcome, Jord :) It was lovely to chat to you. I'm so sorry we didn't get to meet up though.

I would like to add my echo to Byron's thank you's too, :) to both Richard and Rob, for looking after you. Thank you!

I must say, I have enjoyed reading of your travels here and there. It would have been nice to feature in them, obviously ;) but there'll be a next time. We will need to be a bit more deliberated to sort out a group meet-up though. I've had the good fortune of coming across Richard a few times :) *fix eyes on Rob* but not Rob... yet :) Dave's advice on deities would be very good to get in person, too :) and I'm sure there are others out there it would be lovely to meet as well if we can coax them out of the shadows ;)

Funny Brits.
*slow blink* We're at about the most hilarious I've seen us since I've been here, Jord.

I hope my bladder can cope....
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You're not the only one I expect... But don't we do dark comic farce so well...?! :)

I've safely returned
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Any mystery aches or pains at all...? ;)
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Message 90819 - Posted: 27 Mar 2019, 17:16:07 UTC - in response to Message 90818.  

I've had the good fortune of coming across Richard a few times :)
You call that good fortune?
*fix eyes on Rob* but not Rob... yet :)
I'll take you to him in September, promised.
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