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Old 28 June 2012, 17:21   #111
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Oh dear oh dear, poor Cookee, everything is against them but they are doing their damned best to keep on schedule any way possible.

Boat was blasting down the East Coast at speeds up to 60mph today then torrential rain and severe fog which led to zero visibility around Blythe, N E of Newcastle Upon Tyne, they had to abandon that part of the trip load the boat onto a trailer to get to Grimsby for tomorrows leg to Chatham, BUT due to the torrential weather the Tyne tunnel was flooded, they have been trapped in traffic with huge queues, from the tracking it looks like they are heading down the coast, they expect to arrive in Grimsby at 1am (near Middlesbrough now) The docks were shut so they couldn't arrange anything, a mate of mine went down to the docks and has arranged for them to get the boat into the docks and to be lifted in at 8am tomorrow morning for the trip down to Chatham. My mate is on that leg and I will be going to Chatham to collect him and then take him to Portsmouth by road, hope to meet Cookee and the crew, maybe take some pics and post them here if they allow me

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Old 28 June 2012, 17:32   #112
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More divertions than you can shake a stick at currently in hartlypool!
Never seen soo much rain.
Will try to resume normal service at Grimsby
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Old 28 June 2012, 17:34   #113
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Hope to meet you tomorrow Cookee, well done mate, sterling effort not letting people down, you have gone more than well out of your way to make this happen, well done

My mate is used to his large posh Princess Yacht flybridge, be careful you don't scare the crap out of him tomorrow................nah! go on..do it
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Old 28 June 2012, 17:42   #114
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currently in hartlypool!
tel dat kevvin nobbur too woch owt.

hartlypudleans av bin nowen to ang munkys fromm a jibbit.
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Old 29 June 2012, 05:07   #115
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Boat arrived fine, now in the water, due to depart in about 10 mins for Chatham
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Old 29 June 2012, 05:50   #116
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Slight delay with the lock, boat in it now so will be leaving very soon
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Old 29 June 2012, 07:09   #117
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Oh dear, just had a message from my mate on board The Bananshark, it is returning to Grimsby

Oh well, no need to go to Chatham to collect my mate I guess who was a passenger, so off to my RIB in Portsmouth to fit some presents
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I'm in Skegness today and it's blowing a hooley. Keeping off the North Sea today would seem like a good idea!
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