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  1. #106
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    When I was 21 I spent 6 mo traveling in Europe, mostly in Spain, but finished my trip with only 2 1/2 weeks in England. After a crazy few days in London I went somewhere in the Cotswolds and thought why the hell didn’t I start my trip there. I was tired and lonely at that point but it was a good place to rest. I remember walking a narrow stone road and thinking “These people really care for their country”. It was a good feeling to take home.

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    ^ Nice thanks
    Structures uninformed by geometry tend towards the ramshackle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Some old photos of Cardiff in the 1930s..

    Timber for mineshaft props. Cardiff docks 1936

    The old timers preferred wood props over steel because they would creak before they failed.

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    Roath Park Lake? I had to demonstrate that I could row a boat there before I was accepted onto the University's geology department trip to northern (Arctic) Norway, where access to research areas was by dinghy, there were few roads there then. We had a 14ft wooden boat, a beautiful craft, with a 4hp outboard on Laksefjord. Later, I moved over to Snofjord, with a 16ft plastic boat (sorry guys) with a 6hp. Took it round North Cape in 1975. Been crazy ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollinR View Post
    Roath Park Lake? I had to demonstrate that I could row a boat there before I was accepted onto the University's geology department trip to northern (Arctic) Norway, where access to research areas was by dinghy, there were few roads there then. We had a 14ft wooden boat, a beautiful craft, with a 4hp outboard on Laksefjord. Later, I moved over to Snofjord, with a 16ft plastic boat (sorry guys) with a 6hp. Took it round North Cape in 1975. Been crazy ever since.
    You're probably an Alloa supporter too
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    ...Say that ain't so!

    Andy
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    every little nook and cranny in the coastline of wales has a name and a story or history behind it.
    Yma o hyd

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    snowdon summit.jpg

    early morning from near Snowdon summit
    Yma o hyd

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    Yma o hyd

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    Quote Originally Posted by obscured by clouds View Post
    every little nook and cranny in the coastline of wales has a name and a story or history behind it.
    True that. People I met, and worked with when I lived in Wales, tended to know the local history more than most other places I have lived.

    Love the Snowdon photo

    Where is the wee winding road?
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    Isla,

    Dwed ais "gwirion", nid twp! I said "crazy", not stupid!

    I may be that as well....

    Cheers,

    Collin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollinR View Post
    Isla,

    Dwed ais "gwirion", nid twp! I said "crazy", not stupid!

    I may be that as well....

    Cheers,

    Collin
    Structures uninformed by geometry tend towards the ramshackle.

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    We had some very close encounters on the narrow back roads of South Wales. Thankfully, the bus and coach drivers knew their job and kept their cool. I was always happy that I didn't have to drive.

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