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Near Disaster on the way South

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:46 pm
by claymore
having demolished a dieticians breakfast of bacon roll and black coffee this saving 25 calories by not having milk in it, the Muz and I left Dunstaffnage at around 11:00 ish.
I navigated the good doctor all the way to the M74 turnoff then checking that he was ok now with the course, I retired for a tad of much deserved kip.

Just south of the Happened-Upon Services the Muz decides to throw in a gybe and rammed the back of a truck.

Readers will recognise the expression "A rude awakening".

Let me tell you that the consumate definition of the phrase is to find onself covered in airbag and windscreen, breathing in lungfulls of airbag gas and pumping ones lifeblood down each nostril at a rate that would keep the transfusion service going for a month.
The car is totalised - Muz has a broken tibia and I look like I've pissedoff Mike Tyson.
Apart from that - excellent weekend!

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:01 pm
by jim.r
Who's car was it?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:14 pm
by tcm
ooer. The car was muzzie's as far as i know and he had a weekend of bad luck with a fall in the taxiboat on sunday too. Pleased you sound well enough, or at least well enough to make a post. I trust the precious cargo is undamaged?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:43 pm
by ash
Glad to hear that you're both ( relatively ) OK.

Being asleep, you'd be relaxed, so less damage.

A hellava rude awakening though.

I hope that you were both wearing your LJs, sorry seatbelts.


Sorry to hear that . . .

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:08 pm
by Nick
Get well soon both of you . . . here's some flowers


and some grapes


What caused the gybe, were you running with no preventer rigged?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:23 pm
by claymore
Cargo undamaged.
Muzzy's car - Nissan something.

Gybe as yet unexplained - possibly just sailing by the lee and didn't read the gusts

The Muz leg might have been done on the taxiboat trot.

Fortunaely the Parajag was someway behind us so they stopped. Para drove me to Carlisle infirmary for a check up whilst LJS stayed with the Muz and we all met up again at Tebay services. This was much appreciated - the more so because stopping meant that they joined the heavy traffic as the lake district disgorged its trippers onto the M6.

This is the second time that the Muz and I have returned home from a Chents Cruise on a relay vehicle.

Brilliant weekend though during which I only gained 1lb in weight - anyone needing dietary tips and tricks is welcome to contact me for a consultation. Jamesie is looking a little rounded these days, I was thinking...

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:59 pm
by Silkie
Really sorry to hear this. Best wishes to you both for a speedy recovery, although at your age I guess it could take quite a while.

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:29 am
by claymore
Good man
I now have two definitions - rude awakening as described above and irascible - as in Silkie.

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 10:11 am
by jim.r
how's about "arrant"?

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 10:29 am
by claymore
At the risk of walking into something (rather than driving into something) - go on then - arrant?

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:13 am
by jim.r
Arrant calorification ... Claymore

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:17 am
by claymore
How very droll

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:21 am
by jim.r
How's the dose, erm I mean nose?

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:30 am
by claymore
My neice considers that I am bearing a striking resemblance to the Lion in the Wizard of Oz with a rather splendid black swollen dose end

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 10:05 pm
by hazard to shipping
Sorry to hear of your accident. I hope you and Muzzy are both not too badly injured.
A hell of a finish to a mighty fine weekend.

All the best