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Old 20 October 2006, 20:02   #31
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45 Ft.!

My mind reels at the thought!

I know from reading posts on this forum and general knowlege that you have highlands, which the lowlands do not. Netherlands is if I'm correct means lowlands which includes not only Holland but areas in Belgium as well. My general belief is that you don't or shouldn't or would ever be able to hold your seas at bay.

A Blue Water Brit sailed through here a few years ago with a sea going dog. This "bloke" claimed that the dog was his navigator. Somewhere over "there" he was trying to make a dangerous harbor approach in fog obscured visibility. This was before the days of GPS or any other form of electronic nav. The dog, according to him had a supernatural ability to key in on birds. As they gingerly approached the area where they though the sea buoy would be, the dog stood guard on the bow. Even as they were about to stand off, the dog pointed and barked like crazy. His faith in the dog led him to change course and soon the buoy on the Port side emerged from the fog, with birds (you guessed it) perched on the structure. As they passed, the hound took a position pointing to the next and the next until the vessel was safely in port.

A few months later, in Scotland I believe, after a long voyage they were sailing along the headlands a couple of miles offshore and five or ten miles from the harbor when the dog, without warning dove overboard and disappeared in the swell. Heavy in heart they continued on after an initial search and made the harbor. As they reached the quay where they had in the past made fast, there was wonder dog waiting to take the lines.

Salt water gets in ones veins!!!

Ban me from this forum, I continue to drift from the subject of hard bottom inflatibles.

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Old 20 October 2006, 20:53   #32
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Makes a change from our old dog that used to mistake rafts of weed for dry land and jump in...



I haven't read the whole thread but is it possible that the yanks haven't gone rib mad something to do with them ALWAYS BEING LATE?!
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Old 21 October 2006, 08:34   #33
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Too tight - they try to control every aspect of your daily life here!!!

Now you come to mention it I suppose the sea is still in most people's blood in this country - after all I think the furthest you can get from the sea is about 70 miles or something. Also the Uk has a longer coastline than the USA....

Don't step back - your posts are great - always nice to know what's going on around the world.
How many miles of coastline does the U.K. have Cod?
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I haven't read the whole thread but is it possible that the yanks haven't gone rib mad something to do with them ALWAYS BEING LATE?!
Late for what? Saving your ass in World War Two?
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How many miles of coastline does the U.K. have Cod?
I think he means, the UK has more coastline per square mile of land. Rather than us actually having more coast.

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ALWAYS BEING LATE

dats a bitt beelow de beltt yew norty nozzer. thay woz orl onn tyme wen de lasst buss lefft sygon


enywaiys, giv itt fyve yeers an therl bee millyons ov de fkin fings orl ova de yewnited staytes..............

............ an bi dat tyme de yannks wil bee telin de werld dat thay inventid dem.

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............ an bi dat tyme de yannks wil bee telin de werld dat thay inventid dem.

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Leave that one to Al Gore - Hell, we wouldn't even be communicating like this if he hadn't invented the internet.

Of course he's now moved onto bigger things like saving the earth.
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enywaiys, giv itt fyve yeers an therl bee millyons ov de fkin fings orl ova de yewnited staytes..............

............ an bi dat tyme de yannks wil bee telin de werld dat thay inventid dem.

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I'd put money on it.
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I think he means, the UK has more coastline per square mile of land. Rather than us actually having more coast.

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Nope we actually have a longer coastline!!!
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This "bloke" claimed that the dog was his navigator.
Many years ago, I was caught in a thick fog suddenly. I was in my first inflatable (a Zodiac MkII Compact...) with nothing but a hand held compass for navgation. My dog used to stand on the fabric cover over the bow as we scooted along, powered by a trusty Merc. 25. As we putted along, quite unsure where we were, and with perhaps 30 foot visibility the beast kept sniffing to port, and "whoofing". I figured he must smell land, so we adjusted our course and slowly moved forward. Sure enough, within a few minutes, we came across a fellow barbequing hamburgers at his cottage. He was kind enough to offer directions and we were on our way!
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