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#46    spud the mackem

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 18 February 2013 - 05:49 PM, said:

Somerset have some very beautiful parts. We are cruising the Kennet and Avon later this year.
  Compared with other Canals,the Oxford,Grand Union,Cheshire etc the Kennet is pretty much lagging behind,a lot of the banks are overgrown and its difficult to moor,you would almost certainly need a good Gangplank,and Caen Hill locks near Devises is a killer,  18 locks one after the other,about 5/6 hours to negotiate because you cant stop until you are either up or down,and thats not in the Summer which can take up to 10 hrs depending on the Traffic.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

Socotra Island (I know, not really its own country), a quick image search should be explanation enough.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

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Compared with other Canals,the Oxford,Grand Union,Cheshire etc the Kennet is pretty much lagging behind,a lot of the banks are overgrown and its difficult to moor,you would almost certainly need a good Gangplank,and Caen Hill locks near Devises is a killer,  18 locks one after the other,about 5/6 hours to negotiate because you cant stop until you are either up or down,and thats not in the Summer which can take up to 10 hrs depending on the Traffic.

We love the kennet and Avon, although it can get very very busy.
The main flight has 16 locks with a total flight of 29. Got loads of tins of baked beans if we get hungry.
We are on the River Nene, We have had 3 tough winters, so by next winter we intend to be on the canal instead. :tu:

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

View PostGrey14, on 18 February 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:



Boy you make it sound as if danger lurks around every corner. Dang that couldnt be farther from the truth. You also seem to think we live in a cloud of fear? Maybe if your paranoid. Granted you go out at night in downtown detriot (or any city for that matter) in the "bad" part of town then yeah you may have to worry but that would be true in any city in the world. Living here really  isn't any different than where you live. I think that if you were to visit the US you would find it to be so much different than what you think.
It's just that if I enter your country I will come unarmed.
It's also quite possible I won't be able to defend myself even if I was.
Me and my brother are cut from the same cloth because we are both wimpoids.
But he's got the added advantage of having a wife who's overweight.
If he came on the slim off- chance I would take some precautions...
I would get a taxi even if my destination is two blocks away.
If I'm in a resturant I would make sure my back isn't exposed to outside on the street.
I would avoid all fleapit motels because they are nothing but glorified knocking houses.
I would avoid anywhere where there is housing projects and ghettos.
I would avoid the Deep South where they lay bibles besides firearms.
I would avoid the far North in winter because it's too glacial for my tastes.
The only place I would actually relax would be an Amish community.
So what if I'm a bit paranoid.
I'll rather be safe than sorry.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

Easter island it always intrigued me plus I want to stand in a hole with my head sticking out and take a photo lol.  :yes:


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 18 February 2013 - 05:16 PM, said:


i think you will make a mistake in South Africa, if you, go always be armed. I know a South African and his family lives in the middle of nowhere and its very dangerous and best to carry a gun

I have been to the US twice on my own, i felt safe each vist
So I'll need a gang of mercenaries just  to see an Eurphoria?
You can call me crazy but most of the trouble there came from the Afrikaaners.
They have been firmly put in their box now that Apartheid has finished.
If your thinking about the townships I'm sure I'll spot them.
But mostly I'll stay in Cape Town,Johannesburg or Durban.
Besides it's not as if I'm Oscar Pistorious's girlfriend cowering behind a door.
Or somebody's wife about to set up for murder by her husband on honeymoon.
Tbh I would have been safe under Apartheid but no kind of racism reassures me.
I say that but there could still be some bad blood left over from the Boer War.

Edited by Medium Brown, 20 February 2013 - 09:19 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

View PostCRIPTIC CHAMELEON, on 20 February 2013 - 09:11 PM, said:

Easter island it always intrigued me plus I want to stand in a hole with my head sticking out and take a photo lol.  :yes:
No problems, give me the camera.
it will cost you though for me to dig you out again.
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In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 20 February 2013 - 09:06 PM, said:

It's just that if I enter your country I will come unarmed.
It's also quite possible I won't be able to defend myself even if I was.
Me and my brother are cut from the same cloth because we are both wimpoids.
But he's got the added advantage of having a wife who's overweight.
If he came on the slim off- chance I would take some precautions...
I would get a taxi even if my destination is two blocks away.
If I'm in a resturant I would make sure my back isn't exposed to outside on the street.
I would avoid all fleapit motels because they are nothing but glorified knocking houses.
I would avoid anywhere where there is housing projects and ghettos.
I would avoid the Deep South where they lay bibles besides firearms.
I would avoid the far North in winter because it's too glacial for my tastes.
The only place I would actually relax would be an Amish community.
So what if I'm a bit paranoid.
I'll rather be safe than sorry.
you will be better off staying where you are. :cry:

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 20 February 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:


you will be better off staying where you are. :cry:
Well home is where the heart is.

You wanna see Devon in September.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:18 PM

I have been to many places, but the one place i have been to that i love, and have been there 3 times is Japan. I love the country, the food and the women :)
I plan to move there permanently in the next 2 years or so. I'm currently enrolled in Japanese language class to better my Japanese. I'm heading back there again for a visit this summer.  My base camp is usually in Chiba close to the beach.  Its a fascinating country.
Maybe it was the tako-yaki(octopus balls) that got me addicted, LOL


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 20 February 2013 - 09:06 PM, said:

It's just that if I enter your country I will come unarmed.
It's also quite possible I won't be able to defend myself even if I was.
Me and my brother are cut from the same cloth because we are both wimpoids.
But he's got the added advantage of having a wife who's overweight.
If he came on the slim off- chance I would take some precautions...
I would get a taxi even if my destination is two blocks away.
If I'm in a resturant I would make sure my back isn't exposed to outside on the street.
I would avoid all fleapit motels because they are nothing but glorified knocking houses.
I would avoid anywhere where there is housing projects and ghettos.
I would avoid the Deep South where they lay bibles besides firearms.
I would avoid the far North in winter because it's too glacial for my tastes.
The only place I would actually relax would be an Amish community.
So what if I'm a bit paranoid.
I'll rather be safe than sorry.

Good lord!?!? At least I know what kind of crap propaganda you listen to. :rolleyes:


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

i like where im at now personally, if i were to go anywhere itd be russia


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:05 AM

View PostMichelle, on 20 February 2013 - 11:26 PM, said:



Good lord!?!? At least I know what kind of crap propaganda you listen to. :rolleyes:
What type of propaganda if I may be bold to ask?


Edited by Medium Brown, 21 February 2013 - 07:09 AM.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 20 February 2013 - 09:06 PM, said:

I would get a taxi even if my destination is two blocks away.
If I'm in a resturant I would make sure my back isn't exposed to outside on the street.
I would avoid the Deep South where they lay bibles besides firearms.
The only place I would actually relax would be an Amish community.

View PostMedium Brown, on 21 February 2013 - 07:05 AM, said:

What type of propaganda if I may be bold to ask?

The type of propaganda that makes you believe you aren't safe anywhere but an Amish community.

Besides, this isn't a thread to say I would visit this country but....then proceed to bash it. It was made to find out what countries people would enjoy visiting. If you feel that way about the US I would advise you to stay at home.

Edited by Michelle, 21 February 2013 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

New Zealand, they made Lord of the Rings there! lol





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