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Message 90481 - Posted: 3 Mar 2019, 18:54:12 UTC
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Fully packed, 1 suitcase, two smaller backpacks, loose shoes and a bodywarmer. I will probably have over-packed, but can't be bothered as I'm not coming by plane. 25 hours until the boat sets out.
Apparently Richard has managed to whip up a bit of a storm in between, which is dying out tomorrow afternoon as I drive towards the ferry. Thanks! :)
Edit: as a thank you I'll bring you rookworst.

Heb er zin in. Kannie wachten.
I won't be moderating these forums during my time away, btw. Have my logins and all, but can't really be bothered.
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Message 90483 - Posted: 3 Mar 2019, 21:29:08 UTC - in response to Message 90481.  

I won't be moderating these forums during my time away, btw.

While the cat's away the mice will play.
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Message 90484 - Posted: 3 Mar 2019, 22:07:51 UTC

That's fine with me. There are still other moderators around. They'll have no qualms to kick all the mice who want to be unruly. 😁

(Those emojis are from my phone, these work without the img tags. Cool.)
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Message 90487 - Posted: 4 Mar 2019, 5:14:41 UTC

Have a great trip. Pop in when you can.
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Message 90489 - Posted: 4 Mar 2019, 7:59:57 UTC

Well, I've had a quick look round the local treescape, and it looks very much like it did before the storm. The daffodils are (mostly) standing proud, and nodding gently in the breeze. I think we're good to go.
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Message 90490 - Posted: 4 Mar 2019, 8:27:48 UTC - in response to Message 90489.  

Couple of trees have fallen onto the road on the route I chose to go to my ferry. I am monitoring the news to see when they are cleared. Several trucks with lost cargo, one with its cabin roof blown off, not the usual Monday morning traffic jams. ðŸĪ”ðŸ˜ē
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Message 90500 - Posted: 4 Mar 2019, 21:52:46 UTC

Jees boat, stop doing that! We're sailing through windforce 8 waves, at an angle, so we're doing a clockwise circle of going up and down with a left to right sway.
Fine if you sit, but not fine when your bed makes that movement!

So far no problems, we're going to be early even.
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Message 90501 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 1:46:38 UTC - in response to Message 90500.  

but not fine when your bed makes that movement!

Remember when water beds were the rage?
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Message 90504 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 10:22:59 UTC

Pleased to confirm that Jord has safely arrived in Yorkshire, to the typical British welcome of sunshine and showers - often both at the same time.
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Message 90509 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 12:47:39 UTC - in response to Message 90504.  

Mostly sunny so far, only had a bit of rain down that hill into town. Richard has taken me on a long walk, I suspect he wants to dump me somewhere, but too bad for him, I have navigation on my phone. 😁
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Message 90511 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 14:12:33 UTC - in response to Message 90509.  

There's a goat, in a field near Rawdon if I
remember correctly that can only be
deterred into not butting your feet out from
under you if you're carrying a large green
umbrella and yell... Eddie, NO! at him. I expect
Richard might not have told you about him...
no... still! Rawdon is miles away and there's bound
to be some kind of barrier he can't get
through... yeeees...
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Message 90514 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 14:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 90509.  

Mostly sunny so far, only had a bit of rain down that hill into town. Richard has taken me on a long walk, I suspect he wants to dump me somewhere, but too bad for him, I have navigation on my phone. 😁
I tried to sell him off to the lady who runs the cafe by the locks, but no - he followed me home anyway.
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Message 90521 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 16:19:16 UTC

but too bad for him, I have navigation on my phone.

-I'd call that "forward planning" :-)

Glad you've arrived in the UK, and I hope the weather is to your liking today, if it isn't, just wait, tomorrow will bring you something different.
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Message 90526 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 19:55:17 UTC
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some fixing is needed :/ so I took it away

ThEre'll be no fixing this... no...:/
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Message 90539 - Posted: 6 Mar 2019, 1:08:58 UTC - in response to Message 90509.  

Mostly sunny so far, only had a bit of rain down that hill into town. Richard has taken me on a long walk, I suspect he wants to dump me somewhere, but too bad for him, I have navigation on my phone. 😁

hi Jord,
hi anniet,
hi Richard,
and hi everyone :)

Jord, I hope you are having a good time in merry old England :)
Richard thank you for looking after and taking care of Jord :)

Best Wishes,
. . . byron.
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Message 90608 - Posted: 6 Mar 2019, 21:23:36 UTC

I've just decided to continue my trek. Friday or Saturday I'll continue down south, if Rob still wants to have me for a day, I'll go there. Maybe visit Wales.

One of the Radio Caroline DJs that I have been emailing with for years has just contacted me that he's in for a meeting, so I will try to arrange that. Hope he can come to this side of the Thames though.

So thanks to Richard for the hospitality, but the traveling beard must continue.
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Message 90614 - Posted: 7 Mar 2019, 20:18:21 UTC

Great to hear Richard has been the "perfect host".
Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of days time.

Drive safely, and ENJOY yourself
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Message 90616 - Posted: 7 Mar 2019, 21:58:53 UTC - in response to Message 90614.  

Oh yeah, the stories to tell... Now, if only Annie would pick up her phone when I call her, but apparently she's busy elsewhere. I'll try again later.
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Message 90619 - Posted: 8 Mar 2019, 4:10:09 UTC - in response to Message 90616.  
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Oh yeah, the stories to tell... Now, if only Annie would pick up her phone when I call her, but apparently she's busy elsewhere. I'll try again later.

Her phone is having ISSUES!!!!

Tried calling since last SATURDAY!!! CANNOT get through due to BT Issues that cause the Dual Ring/British Ring Tone to be cut in half, AND when the call connects there is GREAT Static and an immediate CLICK and disconnect.

Called Vonage, (my telephone Service), and they investigated and NOT only reproduced the issue, BUT found that EVEN calling from a REGULAR Land Line that these issues PERSIST!

I've PM-ed Annie on THREE different Forums, (including this one), to let her know that her Line is having issues and she needs BT to investigate and repair, BUT I've gotten NO response! ðŸ˜ąðŸ˜Ļ😔😞😟🙁

NOW, Annie is GREAT in responding to PMs, SOOO I can only conclude that in addition to the telephone issues that her DSL may also be affected and she has NOT received my PMs yet!

Today, I tried calling again, AND, (possibly an improvement), instead of the "half ringtone" and immediate cutoff of the call, I got a constant BUSY signal for somewhere around ten minutes of trying to make contact.

I hope that she sees this, and the PMs and kicks BT into gear to repair her lines.


TL

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AND, it IS her Line that is at issue. I have other friends in the UK, and I CAN get through to them WITHOUT issue.


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Message 90620 - Posted: 8 Mar 2019, 8:11:11 UTC - in response to Message 90614.  

I do hope your shower works for visitors as well. Richard says his shower works, but for me it only does cold, very cold and ice cold. This while the faucet on the sink does give hot water. So I suspect sabotage. 🙄😒ðŸ˜Ī😟ðŸĪŠðŸ˜ĩ😠
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