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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Benson View Post
    I suspect a Suzuki Bergman. They have a good reputation.

    I have been reading about a guy that took a standard 200cc Vespa from Capetown to Nairobi - including sections of off-road and later the same scooter from Budapest to Guinea-Bassau on the west coast of Africa. there is also a guy riding his Vespa around the world - two up as far as I can remember - here is a link - https://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hu...902#post614921
    Must be hot wearing a parka.

    Loved watching Michael Palin's Pole to Pole which was on the BBC recently. Amazing how difficult travel became south of Egypt. Goodness knows how difficult it would be on a scooter.

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    This is worth a read, I am not in to bikes at all and still really enjoyed it:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharks-Figh.../dp/B00FH61QZ0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    Must be hot wearing a parka.

    Loved watching Michael Palin's Pole to Pole which was on the BBC recently. Amazing how difficult travel became south of Egypt. Goodness knows how difficult it would be on a scooter.
    As the entire third world used to run on Honda 50s/90s as personal transport its probably not that hard - just really numb bum time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    The neighbourhood window cleaner just carried a ladder past my house, then a couple of minutes later drove out of the cul-de-sac and the ladder fell off his roof. Fortunately didn't hit anything other than his own bonnet.

    Then he got the ladder hooks off the back seat and secured them properly.

    I guess he got distracted while he was putting the ladders on the roof.
    Reminds me of when I was an apprentice with a telephone company, Ladder in ladder rack on roof of van held in place by leather belt. Set off rather rapidly from traffic lights (think Drag-race start), the belt holding ladder in rack broke - ladder stayed where it was and I was gone. Chap behind was much slower at setting off to see the ladder fall on the floor in front of him. Was almost his lucky day as he was a window cleaner but honest, reported the 'find' to the police, they told him to hang on to it and if anyone reported the loss then they point them(i.e. me) in their direction. As it was I was working in the police station at the time...

    Told where the ladder was and all the police said was do check the belt more often.

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    There is still hope, I had a good walk yesterday and a look west to the hills of Wales. All of the Clee Hills near Ludlow. Weather was mixed but as my mate Andy says it's like a Dancer doing the Can Can. The glimpses you get of the area are better than the whole view clearly. The wether and autumn colour at the moment is just right if you pick your day and its still allowed for you!


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    Tim, I love that reference. "The glimpses you get of the area are better than the whole view clearly."
    I have always said "A girl in a mini getting out of a mini does more for me than a full porno film."

    But to keep this family friendly, let's change the subject (Is this the first time on TDF that someone has asked permission to change the subject?)
    As a walker, you see lots of trigs, and have included one in your photo. This shows that you were at one of the high points of the area. But have you ever researched how and when they were made and installed?
    Well worth the effort, a fascinating story.
    14 inches is a fantastic result. And yes, This is still family friendly.
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    Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    Tim, I love that reference. "The glimpses you get of the area are better than the whole view clearly."
    I have always said "A girl in a mini getting out of a mini does more for me than a full porno film."

    But to keep this family friendly, let's change the subject (Is this the first time on TDF that someone has asked permission to change the subject?)
    As a walker, you see lots of trigs, and have included one in your photo. This shows that you were at one of the high points of the area. But have you ever researched how and when they were made and installed?
    Well worth the effort, a fascinating story.
    14 inches is a fantastic result. And yes, This is still family friendly.
    I'm not sure what the 14" refers to , but there were some big surveying errors in areas. The OS undertook a Positional Accuracy Improvement programme 20-25 years ago. Shifts of over 100m were required for some features. Trig points are no longer maintained. In my surveying past, I did come across a bench mark in a wall that looked a little odd. The wall owner had rebuild the wall, keeping the engraved bricks together, but slightly offset.
    Mah N Mah N

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    I'm not sure what the 14" refers to , but there were some big surveying errors in areas. The OS undertook a Positional Accuracy Improvement programme 20-25 years ago. Shifts of over 100m were required for some features. Trig points are no longer maintained. In my surveying past, I did come across a bench mark in a wall that looked a little odd. The wall owner had rebuild the wall, keeping the engraved bricks together, but slightly offset.
    Came across some standing stones in the Dales which were at least 50m wrong on the 1:25000 - they were actually in a different field to the one they were mapped in. Of course it could have been the druids or someone dicking about.

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    Its just the change from GMT to summer time that you didn't account for.
    For information to help you plan your dive trip in the UK and Eire try www.planyourdivetrip.co.uk

    Public transport planning info at www.traveline.info

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    I resigned yesterday. Decided Id had enough.

    Now working out 30 days notice but have offered to stay couple weeks longer if it will help with handover.

    No plans for alternate work. Will be a kept man for a few months before we return to UK after 20+ years abroad.

    Will winter here and return to uk next year once the weather has warmed up

    Looking forward to it but of course there is that niggle at the back of the mind. Did I do the right thing?

    Is it sensible to go back to Uk and be so much closer to Divemouse 😄


 

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