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Old 14 March 2002, 02:51   #221
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Directions

For those of us coming across the Atlantic and have never been to Cardiff, can someone give us some directions please. Or do I flag down a cab and announce, 'Take me to The Spirit of Cardiff?'
ps. directions from the Cardiff train station.
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Old 14 March 2002, 03:08   #222
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Nadia

Like the sound of a river cruise - would be nice to see the Millenium Stadium and all of the developmens around there if that is possible.

I plan to leave the harbour fairly early Saturday Morning to escort POB into Cardiff, so if the river trip could be planned to be after her arrival that would be great.
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Old 14 March 2002, 03:17   #223
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Hi Guys

I'm gonna try and get down sat'day morning to escort POB in i'll find somwhere to stay last minute or sleep in the car.

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Old 14 March 2002, 03:28   #224
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Great to see you hope to be there to escort POB in.

Jools

Can you keep us up to date with your time of departure Bristol, eta Cardiff etc

(guess it will make a change for you to be in a vessel that keeps you drier than us!)
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Yep - I'll be down on the ship next Wed (I'm in London this week) and we will plan our departure times and ETA's then - it all revolves around the tides.

So update next week

Jools

ps - I've found a hotel in London with a water-taxi - much better than the tube - I'll post some pics at the weekend!
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"Water Taxi" why not the tomkat?
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Stealth has asked for directions from the station

From http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap...arrow=N&zoom=3 the station is in the middle of the map and the SoC Visitor center is in the bottom right corner where it says museum - next to the basin with 4 in it!! I don't think this is too far to walk - can you confirm Nadia.

I'm sure we can arrange "RIB" transport from there to the Yacht club. I think there is also a ferry accross to Penath Marina

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Sat Cruising............

I can try to coordinate something in the way of cruising on Sat, however I've never been to Cardiff before and don't know my way around the Bay! I suspect that a few boats will do as Graeme is planning and go out to meet POB in the morning and I'm sure we can organise something impromptu in the afternoon if the weathers good. (if not we'll be in the pub!).

Nadia there are other RIBS coming I think ... Alan Mck from Northern Ireland, Allen C from the IOM and Brian me and Laura either in Cyanide by sea or Yellow Tang by road! We'll be along on Friday all things permitting.

BTW we have booked accomodation at the Holiday Inn Express which looks to be not too much of a cab ride away from the festivities!

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SPOOOOOOOOOOOKY!



I've just read the SoC e-mail newsletter. Jan has had to drop out, however he has been replaced by a local film cameraman Alan Carter. This new crew member brings a strange coincidence.

Quote: Carter's skills as a TV cameraman will be put to good use in documenting the Spirit's historic voyage. And his addition to the crew results in one little oddity - all four crew members were born in 1953, the year of the Coronation and first ascent of Everest.

1953 eh! Guess what year I was born in? Yes 1953. And I am the one who started this thread as well. Spoooooky.

See y'all soon.

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