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by Windfinder
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CHIRP 21
Replies: 18
Views: 4431

Re: CHIRP 21

Shard wrote:I suppose we could have a Golden Spirtle Award.
;-)


When I were a lad stirring porridge had a completely different meaning.
by Windfinder
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Monty Hall's Great Escape
Replies: 19
Views: 5403

Re: Monty Hall's Great Escape

aquaplane wrote:I don't see how he can hope to feed himself in 6 months but that would spoil the story.


I think it's best to ignore the "plot" and focus on the scenery, wildlife etc.

Sitting in his extention looking out on Raasay and Skye with a cup of tea on the go didn't look to shabby.
by Windfinder
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.
Replies: 32
Views: 4782

Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

sahona wrote:Windy-pops, Are you trade-marking the word 'porridgewog' or are we allowed to adopt it as an ethnic description for use on census forms etc.


Please feel free to use the term as you wish!

are you just being a bit of an excrement-spirtle?


That was the plan, yes.
by Windfinder
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Armchairs, let's have a seating debate.
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Armchairs, let's have a seating debate.

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:
Windfinder wrote:I'm not keen on leather, I strongly believe that fabric is much more comfy.


Not surprised with a username like that, leather gives high reverberations. :lol:


LOL. The south wind often blows...
by Windfinder
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Armchairs, let's have a seating debate.
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Armchairs, let's have a seating debate.

I'm not keen on leather, I strongly believe that fabric is much more comfy.
by Windfinder
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Eberspachers - lets have a heating debate
Replies: 22
Views: 4097

Re: Eberspachers - lets have a heating debate

ljs wrote:Eberspachers are just for nancy boys - so there!


Too right. When I get cold on board Mrs Windfinder rubs frost on my nads and the rest of me suddenly feels comparitively warm.
by Windfinder
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Monty Hall's Great Escape
Replies: 19
Views: 5403

Re: Monty Hall's Great Escape

Really enjoyed it tonight.
by Windfinder
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.
Replies: 32
Views: 4782

Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

I've only found 6 walking the beaches down here in Wales this winter, and I don't yet have a matching set. Ahhhhh, down here in the South we tie them to the boat. That's why we're all rich and porridgewogs(tm) are all poor! Yes, I've been drinking... ...and I'm just jealous because you PWs(tm) all ...
by Windfinder
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.
Replies: 32
Views: 4782

Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Why do people get so het up when they see another boat with fenders out. Does it really matter? My answer to that question - NO!
by Windfinder
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Andrew McAuley
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Andrew McAuley

I can't now remember whether the Epirb was attached to the kayak, or if it was a personal one. You might also ask why he didn't wear personal buoyancy, but I suppose that for the majority of the journey it would only have prolonged the inevitable. It would seem that he got to within 30 nm of the sh...
by Windfinder
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Andrew McAuley
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Andrew McAuley

Don't know why he didn't set off the Epirb. It would seem that he was able to transmit on VHF. He must have been unable to reach it or thought he'd set it off but hadn't. Hard to imagine any other explanation. Mrs Windfinder swears blind he's living in Bolivia with a new bit of totty. I hope that's...
by Windfinder
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Andrew McAuley
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Andrew McAuley

I didn't see the TV show, but isn't there a touch of the Donald Crowhurst's here - driven by expectations rather than capabilities? Maybe Sawdoc will disagree with this but I felt he was almost the inverse of Donald Crowhurst. Crowhurst thought his endeavour was near suicide and came up with an int...
by Windfinder
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Andrew McAuley
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Andrew McAuley

I agree it was an excellent programme but I had serious misgivings viewing the traumatic scene as he left the beach with his young son crying behind him and he in a flood of tears with a foreboding that he would not see his family again. I thought the trip irresponsible - he should not have gone. F...
by Windfinder
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Andrew McAuley
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Andrew McAuley

Silkie wrote:Which channel and is it available on demand?


BBC1, too late to view again but it's been shown in other guises so you might find it somewhere.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hy0wb
by Windfinder
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Andrew McAuley
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Andrew McAuley

Anyone else catch the rather excellent documentary a few days back on this guy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_McAuley

Finally caught up with it last night. Superb.

Shame it didn't work out but brave guy, epic trip & he nearly made it.

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