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Old 24 May 2013, 12:09   #1
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Heading for Norway...

Good afternoon, ladies and gents. I'm ashamed to say it's more than a few days (years, actually) since I was last active on RIBnet. Reading through recent posts, especially the interesting kill-cord conversation, there are not a lot of names I recognise. So kicking off my reappearance with a new thread is a bit presumptuous.

Having said that I wondered if anyone might be interested, if only out of curiosity, in following the blog of Magellan Zulu as she heads for Norway from tomorrow morning, carrying the aged Garside duo.

I plan to post a daily update on the events part of my Magellan Line Projects page of Facebook. Here's the link... https://www.facebook.com/events/523084537758153/

The reason why, together with the outbound route and some pics of Mag Z are all there with more stuff to come.

Hopefully I'll see some of you on my page and if you'd like to 'join' in the voyage you can be sure of a 'welcome aboard.'

Cheers for now...
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Old 24 May 2013, 12:24   #2
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Good afternoon, ladies and gents. I'm ashamed to say it's more than a few days (years, actually) since I was last active on RIBnet. Reading through recent posts, especially the interesting kill-cord conversation, there are not a lot of names I recognise. So kicking off my reappearance with a new thread is a bit presumptuous.

Having said that I wondered if anyone might be interested, if only out of curiosity, in following the blog of Magellan Zulu as she heads for Norway from tomorrow morning, carrying the aged Garside duo.

I plan to post a daily update on the events part of my Magellan Line Projects page of Facebook. Here's the link... https://www.facebook.com/events/523084537758153/

The reason why, together with the outbound route and some pics of Mag Z are all there with more stuff to come.

Hopefully I'll see some of you on my page and if you'd like to 'join' in the voyage you can be sure of a 'welcome aboard.'

Cheers for now...
Hi Mike

Welcome back. Some may not know you but those who do for sure will agree with me that you have been missed. It has been a very long time.

Have a good and safe cruise and if you can please post some news on ribnet

Just looked at your route. I went through the Kiel canal a few years ago in a diesel powered rib. Petrol from Del Helgen towards the canal will be a problem . The Isle of Helgoland would be a good stopover and petrol is available. I know you have done your homework so you are prepared
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Old 24 May 2013, 12:39   #3
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Hi Mike
there indeed is a name from the past. trust all is well with you and yours.
We are flying to Norway early next month, Skjervoy. Well north indeed - you likely to be venturing that far up??????? Contact up there says its 20odd degrees at present, warmest May they can remember. I'll try not to blight the weather for you, or take any of this cold stuff with me. Eight degrees in Cumbria this morning-aaargh
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Old 24 May 2013, 12:49   #4
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seen your blog and where you are going now so that answers the question. What a trip.
All the best, hope the seas are kind to you.
This puddle jumper will follow with interest, from the comparitive safety of a heated wheelhouse.
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Hi Mike,

All the very best for the trip. Looking forward to reading your updates.

Best Regards

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Looks like a fantastic trip. Good luck with the weather and the refuelling!
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Wow! Good luck.
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Old 24 May 2013, 15:33   #8
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Hey Andre, Wavelength, JCW and JK, thanks for the memories. And thanks, too, Silverfox for the Wow! Will do my best to update here as well as the Facebook event. It all depends on the size of my end-of-day whiskey. First stop is Portland tomorrow night... Then Eastbourne before we cross to Belgium on Monday...
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Old 26 May 2013, 14:02   #9
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Here are two photos of Magellan Zulu taken in the Solent this afternoon. We were very fortunate to spot them. A brief chat and photo shoot and we wished the Garside duo a safe passage to Norway

Nice rib and well fitted out for the trip
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"Mag Z is going well though tiresomely some of the tube reinforcing round the bows has started to delaminate."

Nice shots.Pity about the delaminating!
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