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Old 26-08-2010, 15:20   #91
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So sorry to hear about your 1st mate hope things get better what else can one say ? keep your chin up regards andy
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my wife and I have followed your trip from our home (it has been great)................I cant show her this......it may give her an option
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Old 26-08-2010, 15:45   #93
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Hi Mark and Nic, always enjoyed reading of your travels. The good thing is you parted as friends, so, whenever you meet again,you will be able to have fun talking over all your old adventures. Regards Bruce.
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Old 26-08-2010, 16:27   #94
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Of course Cookie invented Aus.

Great Britain earned her name for inventing everything
Nah, Al Gore invented the internet....

Fair winds to you Nicole and Mark...
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Mark, have I misunderstood something?

On your looking for crew post, you still call her your fiancee, does that mean you 2 are still a couple but just "on a break"?
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Old 27-08-2010, 01:55   #96
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Indeed - look at all the places we invented, Australia, the USA & Canada, Narnia, Middle Earth, Yorkshire.....

The list just goes on and on.

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Indeed - look at all the places we invented, Australia, the USA & Canada, Narnia, Middle Earth, Yorkshire.....

The list just goes on and on.

Cricket, rugby, football (soccer) golf, tennis, radar, aeroplane, steam engine, television, tarmacadam paved roads, concentration camps, telephone, wind up radio, jet engine, chronometer, penicillin

I dont have the time to even make the conclusive list as it realy is endless. These are just the inventions, the discoveries amount to even more and then there are the other things like owning over half the planet, having the largest military and merchant navies, first iron clad ships etc etc not to mention being the first country to put the world right when things go wrong
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I dont have the time to even make the conclusive list as it realy is endless. These are just the inventions, the discoveries amount to even more and then there are the other things like owning over half the planet,
Let's be more modest in the claims - it was a third, not half.

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... first iron clad ships
Sshhhh!!! That was the bl**dy french. They've always been leading in boat design.... Beneteau's Jenneau's etc....

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etc etc not to mention being the first country to put the world right when things go wrong
Send a gunboat!!! That's what I say. Always worked in the past.

Peace man....
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Let's be more modest in the claims - it was a third, not half.


That was just the land. Britiannia ruled all the waves.
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That was just the land. Britiannia ruled all the waves.
Historical fantasy now... bit like Mark's photo
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Historical fantasy now... bit like Mark's photo
You traitor.
Start walking the plank.
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ps whittle may have built the first practical jet engine,( mind you this is disbuted because the germans working without knowledge of whittle actually got theirs into the air first, He certainly didnt invent the concept
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Whats with that? Football is NOT soccer.
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You traitor.
Start walking the plank.
Only if I can do it from your barge (because in the pictures it doesn't have any planks yet).

goboatingnow said: "whittle may have built the first practical jet engine,( mind you this is disbuted because the germans working without knowledge of whittle actually got theirs into the air first, He certainly didnt invent the concept"

I think the concept started with Hero of Alexandria 2000 years ago, so even the germans were behind the curve on this one....

The germans invented the space race too. If it hadn't been for WW2 the russians and the yanks would never have got their hands on all those german rocket scientists who effectively built those rockets. WIlly Ley died a month before the Apollo 11 landing Willy Ley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia but Von Braun lasted to 1977 Wernher von Braun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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All the best to you & Nic,

Better to have loved & lost, than never to have loved at all(author-unknown)

You've certainly had some fantastic times, thanks for sharing some of them.
And remember:
"She'll be right Mate"
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