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Old 28 November 2002, 11:38   #121
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Keith,

I have an old edition of Motorboat and Yachting from this year which has an article about cruising in Orkney. Its about 4 pages worth and I can take a copy and mail it to you if you are interested.

Let me know,

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Old 28 November 2002, 12:06   #122
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I knew I shouldn't have given away my library of back issues!

What issue is it in?

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Errm can't recall offhand. I'll look it up when I get home.

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Keith

We will definitely need to get up to Scapa Bay so that we can make a pilgrimage here!

Having caught up with the factoids and done a bit of background reading, I'm beginning to really look forward to this one!

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I've just looked at the journey to get to Keith's luxury villa for this jaunt.

According to autoroute, when we get to Glasgow (nearly falling off the edge of the world) there's still another 280 miles to go!

All for an eight mile SIB journey

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According to autoroute, when we get to Glasgow (nearly falling off the edge of the world) there's still another 280 miles to go!


...and then some say that they find it too far to go to Greece :
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I've just looked at the journey to get to Keith's luxury villa for this jaunt.

According to autoroute, when we get to Glasgow (nearly falling off the edge of the world) there's still another 280 miles to go!

All for an eight mile SIB journey

John

Ah but if you have a SIB presumably you could fly to Aberdeen and take the SIB as luggage
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Yes, JK, but what a journey! An adventure across the wild and foaming Pentland Firth to the land that time has passed by. The land of the Vikings and of the ancient whaling fleets that set sail for the Antarctic. The misty isles of Orkney that were populated by Pictish clans over 4,000 years ago.

An adventure to the furthest flung parts of these sceptered isles, in company with adventurers of the sea. Cliffs over 1,000 feet high, seabirds, whales, wind and wide open skies.

It might just be 8 miles across, but it is another world across there. A remote island, off a remote coast. This is no mere trip. This is a JOURNEY. An adventure.

In years to come, those who crossed the Firth will tell their grandchildren. 'I was there on Orkney. I was one of those intrepid Orkney Expeditioneers', they will say. The children will gaze at them in awe as they listen to the tales of those far distant isles, in those far distant days.

No expeditioneer will return the same. All will be different men inside, for they will have seen those lands beyond the Firth and beyond the mist. All the expeditioneers will be bound in spirit untill death, when at last their spirit of adventure will be freed to meet up with the others who went before.

No JK. Not just 8 miles. A lifetime!

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Well said Keith, you should do a movie of that, you'd be certain to win an Oscar!

Something I've just thought of, has anyone that is going on the expedition got a video camera and a waterproof housing for it? Then we could film as much of the Orkney trip as possible, and get the highlights of it up on the internet, or send anyone interested a copy on VHS.

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Have you woken up yet Keith?
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