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Old 24 March 2006, 17:34   #21
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taken this evening after coming back from 1/2 hour or so depleting the earth's hydrocarbon resources - it's also bouncing rather less than it was last night!!
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Old 25 March 2006, 07:11   #22
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Hi Steve
I see that yardarm is STILL hanging in there-when it eventually rusts thru that shackle and drops it should wake up everyone on both east and west falkalnd.
Whereabouts is the jetty you are on?
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Old 25 March 2006, 07:36   #23
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Yes - they were talking about cutting it down a while back but since nobody is supposed to be on the Lady Liz anyway, if it lands on somebody's head it serves them right

I'm using the marina Dave Eynon built at the moment, just in front of the Cathedral, that's where the photo is taken. Long term plan is likely to be some Heath Robinson effort round behind the FIC East Jetty, where the two launches live, if you know where I mean, behind the wreck of the Egeria.
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Old 25 March 2006, 08:03   #24
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Yes I know where you mean-nice and handy there then but perhaps a bit exposed in some winds ??

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don't know why I stay here really
nice people, good social life, leave the keys in the new landrover (which is cheaper to buy out there than in the uk)and its still there in the morning, leave the house front door unlocked with no probs, safe for the kids and a good education for them both there and when they come to the UK, all that wildlife - No I dont know either But we did learn to take a deep breath before one of those non MOT'd old diesel landrovers passed when walking down to Falklands Conservation in the morning cos we disappeared into a cloud of smoke! BUT you get eastenders on tele dont you?- perhaps its time to leave
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Old 25 March 2006, 08:15   #25
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And no Political Correctness - also happens to be a very long way from Tony Blair - BLISS!!!
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Old 25 March 2006, 09:54   #26
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Not to mention no Ramblers Association, if you happen to be a 4x4 owner (as most people are)
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Old 25 March 2006, 11:46   #27
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Spent a total of 3years down there whilst in forces. Brill place and cracking people.

Stephen How long have you lived there??

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Old 25 March 2006, 11:59   #28
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Stephen How long have you lived there??
Since I was age 0 -- 5th generation Benny -- I spent 5 years in the UK at school (Surrey) and university (Durham) but apart from that I have always lived here.

Great great grandpa was demobbed from the Royal Marines here in 1860something, and the family has been here ever since, apart from a short interlude in 1982 when some folks took a dislike to us. After sticking a gun up our noses and inviting us for a little ride in a helicopter, they booted us out for a couple of months while they wrecked everything and sh@t in the house and car

Fortunately they were put firmly in their place without delay and normal service was resumed shortly after that

Which bit of the forces were you in Paul, and when were you here? Glad to hear you enjoyed it - a lot don't make the effort to get out and see the place but those that do usually seem to. Not a nightclubbers paradise though, I admit
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Old 25 March 2006, 12:29   #29
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Was out there in 82 on Exeter, back in 83 on same ship. Was on Newcastle that did 1 stint, but the best one was Protector we were the last crew on it and took it back to UK for disposal. Spent many hours driving and (running aground) one of the Pac22s we carried. Brill time had on that as we went to loads of settlements socialising with islanders, with much time in Fox Bay and Pebble island ( even had ships dog given to us from Tich at Pebble), with our stand off time in Stanley or Mare(think thats were) harbour, a great time during that stint both work and play with many a story. Given the chance i would go back any day for a visit.
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Old 25 March 2006, 14:33   #30
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Got to say I really admired the Falklanders and Rex Hunt - remember watching it all as a kid.

The thing that stuck in my mind the most was an old lady (I think) in a little red hatchback INSISTING on driving on the left - forcing an Argie APC to get out of her way!!!
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