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Old 02 August 2011, 12:52   #541
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Quick update on Martini's behalf.

As of now only 45kms to go.
Bearing in mind that the Arsenal Marina is only open until 8.00pm and that France is BST+1, I hope he makes it in time to get in!
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Old 02 August 2011, 13:09   #542
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I'm going to Jersey soon so will be on the lookout and listening for the sound of the throttles opening...
Let us know when, I might be there too and I am sure the RNJ will give you a warm welcome.

Fingers crossed for Martini II
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Old 02 August 2011, 13:09   #543
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Bearing in mind that the Arsenal Marina is only open until 8.00pm and that France is BST+1, I hope he makes it in time to get in!
I have a feeling he will be ok.
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I have a feeling he will be ok.
Vaa-va-voom?
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Old 02 August 2011, 15:09   #545
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Vaa-va-voom?
That's what happened last time, only it went Vaa-va-voom-clunk!

Last I heard, he was going through the lock into the Arsenal marina 30 mins ago, which is probably earlier than we managed in April come to think of it.

On that basis he's just made the half way mark on this epic trip, but still time for more tribulations on the return journey!

Sadly there are no AIS receiver stations along the Seine with which to track his progress.

Hopefully now I won't be rubbing too much salt into the wound by changing my avatar
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I can almost see the grin on his face as he jumped in her again from here!
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Old 02 August 2011, 18:39   #547
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Don't worry, I dropped my camera man off on the opposite bank and got full 1080 video of me and the tower

Although the Marina shuts at 8pm the lock is was still functional so I just need to pay my bill in the morning.

I'm thinking of stopping in the poissy Marina tomorrow instead of port d'ilon, the taxi ride was lengthy last time and not easy to organise now I haven't got our French speaker

Who I've just had a maccy dee's in honour of
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Well done. Great news.
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Well done!

Remember to catch the traffic downstream out of the marina (Grandma sucking eggs etc!)

Poissy is not a bad call but gives a longer ride on Thursday ... and you probably need petrol at Port d'Ilon. If so, mind sure you swamp them
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Don't worry, I dropped my camera man off on the opposite bank and got full 1080 video of me and the tower
Congratulations
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