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Old 14 June 2005, 18:10   #1
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Just around the corner...

Ramsgate is just around the corner. Well, about 135 miles around the corner to be exact, but still around the corner!

Our weekend trip started from the great looking weather forecast - widely spaced isobars on the pressure chart promising low winds, and a great programme of events promised at the Ramsgate Powerboat Grand Prix. At least Ramsgate held true to the promises...

Now the problem is that whilst there's one "corner" to go round, there are several important headlands between Southampton and Ramsgate. From west to east, there's Selsey Bill, Beachey Head, Dungeness and South Foreland.
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It's not even safe in the pub... this seagull had a liking for chicken...
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This is just the beginning of an epic tale! You have been warned!!!
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more like a Norse Saga - what, canniballistic seagulls for starters?? Were there sea monsters too?
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Glad to see you got back ok, how's the blisters?
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Glad to see you got back ok
Only took three days!

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how's the blisters?
Painful, but they're getting me out of washing up for a while!
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Spoke to your escort on sunday morning, so knew you were in safe hands(no I meen good company).
Did it get a tad choppy?
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Spoke to your escort on sunday morning, so knew you were in safe hands.
Did it get a tad choppy?
Just a bit!

Ironically, we did the worst bit alone!
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OK I've done some video, but there's more to come!

This first set of clips shows us leaving Southampton (Nice of Cunard to send the QE2 to send us off!) and then leaving the Solent in beautiful calm conditions with the accompanying RIB, "My Pleasure 2", to starboard . The shots with "My Pleasure 2" to our port side are going around Selsey Bill. In the last clip, observe carefully and guess what electronic device that RIB has fitted... (codprawn? )


http://blueice.dogscogs.com/Ramsgate1_0001.wmv


I'll add some more clips tomorrow, maybe some music!
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