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Old 28 August 2003, 17:46   #1
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John O'Groats

Whilst on our way up to the Orkneys, we stayed for a whole day in John O'Groats. So what do ribsters do on their day off? They go ribing of course. We chose to go with the "North Coast Explorer" to Stroma Island. About an hours trip for 15 !!! What a deal !!

Here is the boat. An aluminium hulled, water-jet driven, 480hp Cummins engined, 12 seater Ocean Dynamics.
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We went into caves.........
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We went into tunnels........
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And we came out again................

But hang on, didn't we go in forward as well?
Yes we did.
But amazingly they turn this boat round INSIDE and then drive it back out again!!
Try doing that in your own boatlength with anything other than a waterjet!
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This is what happens to your boat if you don't watch the weather and the tides through The Pentland Firth !!
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Mike and Di Garside go undercover and mingle with the locals.
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OK then, one more for luck.
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Oh, all right then, one more. But now I am going to bed.
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Old 28 August 2003, 18:21   #9
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Bian glad I didnt come across you in your oilies in ALderney.

Hope all is well, will let you know what the outcome is on the 10t October.

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Nice pictures sir

Then again if the boat is full the owner takes in 180 for an hours work!!!

not to shabby

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