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Christmas presents

Postby Silkie » Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:02 pm

Get anything interesting?

I can thoroughly recommend Roger Taylor's book Voyages of a Simple Sailor. (You can buy it through Nick's Amazon link if Santa failed to put it in your stocking.) You may not do the kind of sailing that Roger does on Mingming but he argues his case well and has an amusing turn of phrase to boot.

Guess what manner of vessel he describes here, "In addition, I really did not want to spend another minute in the shadow of the opulent behemoth anchored alongside, bathed in the self-satisfied glow of it's own smug vulgarity."

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Re: Christmas presents

Postby sawdoc » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:41 pm

A friend (Coribbee sailor) lent me that book recently. Excellent book well worth reading - moves along at a cracking pace. I thought the loss of the Endeavour could possibly have been avoided with clearer heads and better seamanship. The skipper did not come out so well out of the tale.

Prior to reading it I was dismissive of the Jester challenge type of sailing as misguided - this book made me rethink my attitude. RT also contributes to the Corribbee owners association website with articles and video for those interested.

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Re: Christmas presents

Postby Shuggy » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:32 pm

I got a Cobb stove! Excellent gadget. Looking forward to posh barbies on deck and on the beach...

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Re: Christmas presents

Postby So_Sage_of_Lorne » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:31 pm

I received a "seasure" 18 speed folding mountain bike.
I note that my life insurance has also been increased!
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Re: Christmas presents

Postby Daveanmucker » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:30 am

Shuggy wrote:I got a Cobb stove! Excellent gadget. Looking forward to posh barbies on deck and on the beach...

You won't be disappointed, I got one last year and they are smashing bit o kit, can use them stood on the wooden deck and no problem, they cook brilliantly. Just watch it when your emptying the container that holds the charcoal don't try to do it hot, I dropped mine overboard and had to send for another.
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Re: Christmas presents

Postby Falkirkdan » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:22 pm

So_Sage_of_Lorne wrote:I received a "seasure" 18 speed folding mountain bike.
I note that my life insurance has also been increased!

Did the dogs get the harnesses as presents to save you pedaling?????

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Re: Christmas presents

Postby FullCircle » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:22 pm

I got a bottle of Taylors port and a bottle of Talisker. That will do nicely, thanks.

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Re: Christmas presents

Postby sahona » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:11 pm

Both "Dangerous Books for Boys" and "A Short History of Nearly Everything". Looks like my family think I'm ignorant.
Aftershave, talc, deodourant from someone close who finds me a bit smelly.
Nice clothes, to try and smarten my appearance.
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Re: Christmas presents

Postby Nick » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:29 pm

High-tech thermal vest, litre of Talisker, litre of Grouse, sweater, shower gel & deodorant, the Alien quadrilogy on DVD, Complete Works of Slocum, MIchael Crichton's 'Pirate Latitudes', local poetry book, jar of roasted peppers in oil and a pair of hand-made slippers recycled from my old Clarks shoes. Probably some other stuff as well but that's most of it.
- Nick 8)


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Re: Christmas presents

Postby ash » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:05 pm

Sant must have been influenced by the contributions from Aquaplane and Silkie and brought a Image

I'm afraid that Santa didn't know about Nick's Amazon clickthro', but I managed to buy a couple of electrical items using it so should have added a couple of pennies to the Fairwinds coffers.

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