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Old 25 March 2006, 14:58   #31
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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!!!


My Dad did that once, it was the day we heard the Task Force was coming, we had all driven down to a bar to celebrate (at about 11 am). At about 4pm Mum remembered the chicken we were supposed to be having for lunch was still in the oven at home

So Dad was despatched to the house to remove it ... I went along ... shall we say the G&Ts had been flowing "rather freely" (ah the good old days before anybody invented drink driving laws ... a 2.25 Series 2 Land Rover was hardly gonna get up much speed anyway!)

Now one of the first things the Argies did was to make everybody drive on the right, they even painted arrows on the road. One enraged lady allegedly went out in the middle of the night with a tin of paint and changed the one in front of her house so it was back to driving on the left again which caused much amusement

Anyway back to the story, about half way home Dad and I (in 2 tons of Series 2 driving, of course, on the left, and with Dad being "somewhat fortified and perhaps ever so slightly aggressive" after rather too many G&Ts and possibly the odd rum or 20) met an armoured personnel carrier weighing about 25 tons driving on the right. An animated conversation ensued, and although I was only 9 at the time so don't remember it all that well, I'm pretty sure Dad won, probably on the basis of a torrent of abuse that the APC driver frankly wasn't prepared for

.... amazing we didn't get shot really ....

.... equally amazing that I didn't - in between when we were invaded and when we were booted out, a certain small boy who might have looked a bit like me was found by his mother waving an air rifle (non functioning - but they wouldn't have known from 200 feet) at low flying Pucara ground attack aircraft circling the house. Oops got a bit of a B&&&&&ing for that one
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Old 25 March 2006, 15:37   #32
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Hi Paul - who was living on Pebble Island when you were there ?
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Old 25 March 2006, 15:47   #33
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Wave,
I wish i could remember, the only chap i really remember is a chap by name of Tich who loved a drink or to. But i think he moved on to walkers creek(which i believe our dog went to when we had to bring ship back).
Can remeber bob and thelma on West Falklands(something point. Saunders?).Will have to dig books out.
I expect some names will come back
Sorry but was a while ago.
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Old 25 March 2006, 16:23   #34
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Ooo-er, never jump to conclusions eh--I thought tich had had pups and you'd been given one of 'em
Doesn't matter - I think it was another island I was confusing it with!
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Ooo-er, never jump to conclusions eh--I thought tich had had pups and you'd been given one of 'em
Doesn't matter - I think it was another island I was confusing it with!

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Old 26 March 2006, 07:13   #36
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whilst we are on the Falklands theme next sunday's country file bbc1 is a falklands special-
Plight of the albatross, and the Falklands situation since the conflict
must remember to tape it cos I'll be at sea
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Old 26 March 2006, 07:46   #37
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Great pics . fantastic place
it must be the masochist in me but that place does a lot more for me than a sunny paradise with palm trees and hundreds of tourists .

Stange isn't it that dolphins like engines . I kayaked around Ireland some years ago and got up extra early to paddle to Dingle bay and meet Fungi the resident dolphin . He didn't get too exited with my 18" kayak but loved it when all the pleasure boats arrived revving up their big diesels.

Do you see many Wales ?
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Old 26 March 2006, 08:48   #38
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Great pics . fantastic place
it must be the masochist in me but that place does a lot more for me than a sunny paradise with palm trees and hundreds of tourists .

Stange isn't it that dolphins like engines . I kayaked around Ireland some years ago and got up extra early to paddle to Dingle bay and meet Fungi the resident dolphin . He didn't get too exited with my 18" kayak but loved it when all the pleasure boats arrived revving up their big diesels.

Do you see many Wales ?
Well a pod of about 1,000 was spotted off Pembroke last summer - along with 6 fin whales and 70 pilot whales off mumbles!!!

Either you editied that last post or I am drunk......
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Na you are drunk
Wales not ales nothing edited , can't spell anyway
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Old 26 March 2006, 10:52   #40
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We do get whales but not often that close to town, they tend to stay offshore rather than come up into the outer harbour. There is the odd one (pilot whales usually) seen in the harbour but not that often.

I met a couple of the Countryfile team when they were down. One of the lasses that was here with them was extremely yummy too

It should be a good programme, they had some excellent weather while they were here so there should be some good footage.

Dave, if you do record it, any chance you could post a copy to me please? We don't get that particular programme here. I will of course reimburse cost of postage/tape etc.

Thanks

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