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Old 20 March 2002, 12:16   #261
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Going down to the Ship tonight with Pics of the possible berthing locations photographed over the weekend.

We will try and plan our sailing times and ETA for the Saturday - and I will post later.

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Old 20 March 2002, 18:43   #262
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Still waiting for info as I will be down on Sat. have booked my space on POB with Jools sent you a personal mail. could you let me have some info I will be bringing a 6.55M RIB

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Whats the procedure at the Barrage?
Arrive outside-call them on Channel ??
or
Arrive outside-traffic light system??
or
Arrive outside-barge everyone out of the way and charge in??

Please tell.
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Barrage is on Channel 18.

Light systems I will check, but your last suggestion sounds good.
Red - stopio boyo,
Green - go faster boyo
two greens with white in the middle - listen to us boyo and come in under directions / instructions boyo
TBC

Locking in - on the quarter to and quarter past the hour,
locking out on the half past and full hour.
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Old 21 March 2002, 14:19   #265
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****ACCOMODATION****LAST CHANCE*******

Anyone still needing a hotel room in the Hanover hotel - there are still some left - but you need to be quick.


They are being released for general sale from tomorrow - Friday

Hanover Hotel
Liz Stead
Tel 02920 475000
Need to quote: Spirit-of-Cardiff


Have a nice day, week-end and bed!!!
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Old 21 March 2002, 18:09   #266
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OK - after a mamoth session trying to work all this out - I'm glad were not going all around the world

So to make sure that we will be in Cardiff for the Blessing of Spirit (12:00 on the saturday at Roath Basin) we will be setting off on Friday night here are our Plans:-

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Good Friday
High Water AvonMouth 20:00
Stop Gates Bristol Dock 18:30

Therefore
All crew to be on board by 17:30
Lock out of Bristol Harbour 19:00

We will then make are way to Penath Roads and Anchor here about 22:00

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Saturday
High Water Cardiff 08:00
Plan to enter Cardiff Bay between 08:00 - 10:00 depending on lock access after HW
Attend Blessing of Spirit 12:00

Passengers can join PoB at any time
Tea and Coffee for anyone that wants to say hello!

"Cruise" of Cardiff Bay being planned for the aftrenoon by Nadia

Party at the WaterGuard in the evening

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Sunday
High Water Cardiff 10:00 (Remember the clocks change!)
PoB may lock out between 10:00 and 12:00 depending on lock access

SoC Lock out 12:00
Send-Off SoC in Bristol Channel


PoB then plans to anchor off Flat Holme - some passengers may want to go ashore onto the island.

Those Ribsters not accompaning Spirit to Gibraltar may want to "Cruise" Flat Holme, Steep Holme, Weston-Super-Mud, Bristol Channel before recovering there RIBs in Cardiff Bay

Again - come and say hello to the PoB and warm up with a cup of Tea!

PoB will start returning from the Holmes to Bristol about 17:00
Return Bristol before 20:50 (Stop Gates are closed in Bristol Harbour)

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There you go - easy

See you all soon
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8 days!!
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I know, I know, slap my wrists and tickle my thighs.

I have been neglecting my duties on the SOC send off.

Grand countdown from Monday, you will just have to print out my info and that will be more info than you ever wanted to know about Cardiff and the other bits.

This time next week, we will all be having a drink together and making new friends!
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So what about Friday night then?

OK, I reckon that there is going to be a good few of us around on the Friday night as well. Any thoughts on where we could get together? The Waterguard? A N Other Pub?

We should be there early evening all being well and a beer will go down very nicely after a 250 mile sea passage!

Alan W

PS. My SOC T shirt arrived today. Very good & I highly recommend that everyone else buys one as well!
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Alan W,
I 'm glad your T-shirt arrived - it was packed with by my very own hands and the stamps stuck on, and your address written on with TLC.

Friday night..may I suggest a small pub crawl around some local pubs in the Cardiff Bay area - these could include the Red House - 5 minutes from the CBYC, then a little walk, to The Packet, then on to the Ship and Pilot, whatever. There are about 12 pubs, some more local than others, within a 2 miles radius!!!

Could always end up in the Waterguard, or save that for the Saturday or both.
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T Shirt

Thanks Nadia I feel all kinda special now. And I'm wearing the T shirt as I type this!

Sounds like a plan for Friday night although not sure what time exactly we'll be there, checked into hotel etc. Will take your mobile number & give you a bell when we arrive.

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Alan W,
You are wearing a special t-shirt : no wonder.

You lot staying at the Holiday Inn Express aren't you?

Speak soon and keep youe eyes posted on forum for news.
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Accomodation.........

Me and Laura moved to the Hannover, Brian's still at the Holiday Inn.

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That's right, I did know that. you had moved that is!
Sorry.

Thanks for letting me know about the Motor Boat monthly.
(I better be carefull now!)

Speak soon.
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In 7 days, we shall all have woken up to our hangovers, eaten some sort of breakfast, maybe have a hair of the dog as an alternative, and be making our way across the bay to the send off pontoons.

Am I getting exciting, I mean excited, or what?

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Friday Night

Personally I would rather pick a pub and settle there rather than the old 'pub crawl' routine.

I think this has 2 main advantages:

1. Anyone who wants to join us can find us - no matter what time they arrive.

2. There are a lot of people to meet - having only 'spoken' with them on here, and lots to talk about. This is going to be difficult if we are going from pub to pub.

The Saturday Night is SOC night, and there will be lots going on - in addition to meeting new people.

My vote - for what it's worth - is to find a venue and stick to it. (preferably different to Sautrday Night's venue)
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Old 24 March 2002, 11:05   #277
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Hello all, I'm back from Scotland and 'Quicksilver' is in my garage in Birmingham all ready for Cardiff next weekend. I'm soooo looking forward to this. It might be SMALL but it will be THERE.

See you on Saturday (well some of you).

Hey with JK there will we have to behave ourselves?

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Old 24 March 2002, 14:42   #278
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Hi Guys

Thats me off line now, Monday & Tuesday i'm up in Scotland - pick the RIB up tuesday dash over to ABERSOCH til Sat am when i'll be travelling to Cardiff.

So - see ya in Cardiff Saturday AM.

Graeme, call me when ya wake up Saturday - i'll let ya know where I am. You can update me with plans etc.
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No probs mate - will probably ring you in the week too - just to see what I am missing !!!!

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Point taken re Friday night and one pub only - easier on the legs too!!!

Will have a think, but The Packet may be a good one - will find out if they have any music on, and how busy it would be.

Pretty close to where people are staying!

BTW - do you lot like the traditional pubs or the spanking new
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