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Old 30 March 2003, 15:01   #181
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Angle of Vision
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Robert Rendall

But John, have you seen the world, said he,
Trains and tramcars and sixty-seaters,
Cities in lands across the sea -
Giotto's tower and the dome of ST. Peters?

No, but I've seen the arc of the earth,
From the Birsay shore, like the edge of a planet,
And the lifeboat plunge through the Pentland Firth
To a cosmic tide with the men that man it


And so will you. You intrepid Orkney Expeditioneers. You too will sail between the islands of Orkney. You too will see the sun set over these beautiful and isolated islands. You too will see seas and lands that most RIBsters will only ever dream of seeing. You too will feel the clean sharp wind and spray of the islands in your face. For you are an Orkney Expeditioneer. However be warned. Once you too have been, you too will have felt the magic of the islands and you too will have to return someday.....

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Old 16 May 2003, 13:57   #182
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Hello folks

Well the time to book accommodation has arrived. Magellan Alpha and Cyanide are all booked up. Those on the mailing list will already have received a pdf file of available accommodation.

If there is anyone else who is seriously considering comming along then please contact me asap.

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Old 17 May 2003, 06:47   #183
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I've just looked at the inshore forecast for The Pentland Firth for today (Sat 17/05/03).

I don't think I'd take Quicksilver across this morning!

Valid for 6 hours from 0600 GMT Saturday
Wind: E, Force 7 to 11 possibly 12 ( 36 - 76 mph)
Weather Moderate rain
Sea State Rough
Visibility 4 miles

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Old 03 June 2003, 15:27   #184
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Here is where the Circumnavigation crews will be staying whilst on Westray: http://www.thebarnwestray.com/rooms.html Have you booked your accommodation yet?

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Old 15 July 2003, 12:12   #185
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Hi guys,
I'm 99% sure I'm coming on the trip (I've even booked time off from work). My dad's put us both up for it, but there's no mention on the website. Can you just confirm that Rozi and Alan Simpson are going on the cruise? Alan's Scuba diving in Corsica so I can't even ask him about it...

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Old 15 July 2003, 12:42   #186
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We will be coming up, past Glasgow-ish, and on our way to John O'Groats for the Orkneys Expedition.
Do you want to join us on the last leg going past Kyle of Lochalsh and Cape Wrath, or will you trail to JOG and launch there?
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Old 26 July 2003, 08:35   #187
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Hey folks, looks like Orkney is now a real trendy place to go...

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Old 26 July 2003, 19:02   #188
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Have a great time Kieth,we will be thinking of you.
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Old 26 July 2003, 22:00   #189
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Hi CH (alias Spidey),

If this goes ok, next year the IoM!

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Old 26 July 2003, 22:20   #190
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We can do what we were talking about next yr if you fancy it?.

Mums the word till nearer the time.

Have a real good do .
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On here... are you joking?
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Old 27 July 2003, 13:14   #192
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Hi folks

New photos have been uploaded to the 'boats' and 'crews' pages on the Orkney Expedition website.

I'm having emails bounced fro Andy Mickelwright and Wavehumper. So chaps if you are reading this can you email me please with some pictures.

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Old 27 July 2003, 13:27   #193
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Hi folks

Here is a list of definites so far:

Circumnavigation:

Cyanide - Brian Elliott, Keith Hart, Karen Hart
Magellan Alpha - Mike Garside, Di Garside

Orkney Expedition:

Cyanide - Brian Elliott, John Kennett, Natalie Hart, Noel Loughrey
Magellan Alpha - Mike Garside, Di Garside
Caprice - David Manning, Matt Brown
Zodiac Pro - Alan Simpson, Rosey Simpson, Frances Simpson
Quicksilver - Keith Hart, Karen Hart
Awesome - Andy Mickelwright, and family (not sure how many)

Yet to confirm as definite:

Tumbling Dice - Stuart Hopkins
Boat not known - Alan McKewan
Boat not confirmed - Daniel Hawkes

On list but have not sent registration form back:
Graeme Cooper
Allen Corlett
Andy Reid
Michael Albury

So folks there you have it. Can you PLEASE, PLEASE, help me to convert any 'yet to confirms' or 'On list but have not sent registration form back', into definites for going or not going.

If you have any change of circumstances regarding the trip please let me know. I shall be checking with Brian (chief navigator) very soon for the expected time of departure from JoG to Orkney on Monday 18th of August. Remember Cyanide and Magellan Alpha will be arriving in JoG on the evening of the 16th. Everyone else is expected to arrive at JoG during the 17th for a get together and briefing from Brian.

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Old 27 July 2003, 18:46   #194
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Marvellous, really great habit I'm getting into here...

As the relevant people already know, it's doubtful as to whether I'll be going to Orkney or not.

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99.9% sure i'm coming BTW

I've been so damn busy with life in general i've not kept abrest of this whole thing but the time IS booked off work (no-one knows that, i book the holiday here you know!)

I'm going to be driving up on the 16th, so who wants to join me (travel and SIB crew) - any of the unconfirmed...

Allen Corlett
Andy Reid
Michael Albury

???

I'm also trying to press-gang my mate 'Tappie' to come but that might not happen.

Current plan is to borrow Graeme's SIB and... well you all know the rest. I'm (hoping) either MagA or Cyanide will have room for me and SIB when the going gets tough???

There you go, consider your selfs updated bouys and gals.
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The countdown begins.....

7 day time and the circumnavigation begins.

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Keith,
Hope you have a safe and successful circumnavigation & Orkney adventure. I trust you will be posting pic's, in your usual high quality, when time allows so we can all see.
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And don't forget the sun lotion Keith!
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Have an excellent time, I wish you smooth seas and a safe passage around. I really wish I could come, but circumstances are only allowing me to grab the odd day here and there.

Looking forward to the pictures!
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Thanks folks

I've purchased a new digital camera especially for the trip so you can be sure of a 'few' pics.

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