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Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Nick » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:48 am

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If anyone is still interested you can read about our trip South from Alesund
- Nick 8)

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Booby Trapper » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:56 pm

The water in the boat must have given you a bit of a fright glad you discovered what the problem was.
Then the cracked elbow! what next you must be wondering.
Hope that's all you troubles over and you have a safe journey back.

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby tcm » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:12 pm

ooh, all sounds par for the course for Nneuropean trip ie F horrendous...

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Alcyone » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:15 pm

I agree. With that amount of water in the boat, it would have been brown trousers time for me. Hope you get the exhaust elbow fixed quickly.

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking.....OMG!

Postby Old_Glow_In_The_Deep » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:37 pm

Nick, is this particular Blog a ploy to keep us all away from Norwegian sailing grounds? Because it all seems a little hard work, and not the sunny, pleasant and enjoyable sailing holiday we would all like to partake of. :o
Good seamanship and planning/revised planning exercise yes!.... and definitely memorable. :wink:

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking.....OMG!

Postby Alcyone » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:30 pm

Old_Glow_In_The_Deep wrote:Nick, is this particular Blog a ploy to keep us all away from Norwegian sailing grounds? Because it all seems a little hard work, and not the sunny, pleasant and enjoyable sailing holiday we would all like to partake of. :o
Good seamanship and planning/revised planning exercise yes!.... and definitely memorable. :wink:


It's his own fault. To venture North after the traditional British end of summer in late June, well, only a madman would try it.

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Nick » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:45 am

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Yesterday set a new record for wetness. I've written it up. Elbow repair was effective but expensive. Going to drink a lot of beer when we get back to Scotland, but at the mo the Jura is going down well. Conditions forced me to drink some on passage yesterday.
- Nick 8)

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Alcyone » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:17 pm

Don't worry about it. Cadel Evans has a broken elbow in the Tour de France, and he's been clocking up 200km per day for a fortnight. No welding, either.

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby JackJ » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:27 pm

Don't worry about it?
He's a tosser in the third degree Mr Alcyone!

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby claymore » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:59 am

Amazing
Here in Jutland the weather is amazingly hot dry and thirst making.
Off to see the Tall Ships in Aalborg today
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby jim.r » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:01 am

Have a couple of Carlsberg on me. I'll wire some euros

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Alcyone » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:32 pm

JackJ wrote:Don't worry about it?
He's a tosser in the third degree Mr Alcyone!


Actually, I don't like him either.

Not that fussed on Cadel Evans either, if the truth be known. :mrgreen:

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby claymore » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:19 pm

jim.r wrote:Have a couple of Carlsberg on me. I'll wire some euros


The recent rallying of the pound has made being here much more affordable. Today I bought a pastry thingie and came out with change from a tenner. Just.
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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby Mark » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:57 pm

Nick wrote:.
If anyone is still interested you can read about our trip South from Alesund


Ta for posting that. I enjoyed it. Plenty of adventure.

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Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Postby drumtochty » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:05 pm

Nick what is you latest eta for Scotland and is Peterhead or a bit north still the preffered landing point.

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