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Old 24-03-2010, 09:25   #331
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Where we cruise on the brittany coast we use the anchorages were we never see any boat that has cost more than about £50k most of our cruising buddies have worked their asses off to get a boat that they can look after with a little help and enjoy it. I think as it has been said before that today we have now got a culture of the ultra rich (anyone that has more than £50 in the bank) that can have a ll the toys and still be bored. At 63 years old and having been sailing since I was 5 years old I have NEVER been bored. Perhaps because I have always looked for the simple things in life and appreciated them.
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Old 24-03-2010, 11:18   #332
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david we use term "alcofrolick",works for us old hippies(mind you you gotta be quite rich these days to be a hippie)
No kidding.

Plus having a 63' boat that can carry the extra rum helps too huh?
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Good-on-ya!

Wish there were more counter culture like yourself willing to give and not just take.

Question..where did you get the concrete...Bags or a truck?
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concrete was mixed by hand by press ganged yotties on the beach,using coral sand and sea water,there were some sore backs that evening,cement,about 50 bags and reinforcing mesh was left by bi- anual cook islands gov.ship
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Old 25-03-2010, 10:31   #335
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An interesting thread to follow , I thought a few pages back I had a grasp on what the Counterculture stuff was all about - but it seems to have slipped away Seems to be about "the" attitude as much as a lifestyle, with the boat thing being simply one means.

Maybe I don't "get it" cos' I'm a European? coupled with that back in the 60's I only ever managed to reach.................the age of 4

Not to say that folks from this part of the world are not doing the same thing as the "counterculture" folks and with the same means - but maybe just called (and felt?) as something else?

Whatever, different strokes for different folks makes the world wayyyy more interesting
Hi Dave we have been called most things from lucky ba*****ds to bums to drop outs but the one we love the most is Sea Gipseys which suits us fine we do nobody harm help anyone we can no matter weather they are rich or poor and dont look for reward but we always get it one way or another. As the guy says in this thread the ones that get our goat is the takers but as they only think of theriselves they will end up one day alone. on another note looking forward to that dring this summer.
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Naturists, Hells Angels, Hippies, Pagans, Born Agains, Scientologists, Vegans, Satanists, Greens, etc etc.... which one are we supposedly trying to find...
33 years ago I finnished in the marines and had an offer to sail a corabee to the Gambia from Falmouth before it was realy known
I looked at it as a nice sail as they are realy great little yachts. made it got a few pounds and then did my circum nav in my westerley Cirrus 23. No probs great time met great people. Now just an old yacht Gypsy.
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33 years ago I finnished in the marines and had an offer to sail a corabee to the Gambia from Falmouth before it was realy known
I looked at it as a nice sail as they are realy great little yachts. made it got a few pounds and then did my circum nav in my westerley Cirrus 23. No probs great time met great people. Now just an old yacht Gypsy.
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yeah and cnn loves a disaster,it sells news papers.
Why does CNN care about selling newspapers?

Can we cry over spilled tea in China?
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as long as you don't put any milk in it.

My mother takes a lot of cream in her tea and coffee, so naturally she requested cream when our table received a complementary pot of green tea. While I enacted an imaginary facepalm, the waitress simply replied "No."

P.S. I am the counter-culture, corrugated galvanized roofing bimini with rust encrusted edges, excrement in a bucket, peeling varnish and all.

So if you were wondering where it went, it went to Lake Union, in Seattle.
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sounds like this post is getting a bit diluted,as is the green tea, tried that once, adding milk to it,absolutly revolting.
sorry cnn post was alegorical,meant sellin stories, disaster is big bizness these days.
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350ml/12fl oz water
100ml/3½fl oz milk
4 black peppercorns
10 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
good pinch green fennel seeds
small piece cinnamon stick
1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and roughly sliced
2 heaped tsp green tea
sugar, to taste
salt, to taste (optional)

Bring it all to the boil, then simmer for 5-10 minutes, strain when serving.... only way to drink tea... YUM
Add extra sugar if needed..
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sounds like chai massala,without the chai.
make a similar tea using massala mix,but never tried it with green tea, massala works well with coffee as well.
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sounds like chai massala,without the chai.
make a similar tea using massala mix,but never tried it with green tea, massala works well with coffee as well.
Chai in Urdu and Hindi means tea.... great digestive settler after Naan and Kebabs with onion, tomato and mint chutney
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chai common name for tea in swahili,through out east africa and indian ocean.
cardamon cinnamon and ginger added for digestive properties there too.
probably introduced by omani slave traders.
on another note found a great site for global weather and tides.
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