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  • SileneUKSileneUK Posts: 1,952
    edited September 8

    Much further north, Steve! 

    I remember seeing the footage played over and over long after I got back in mid October that year.  The photo below shows the visit of the Libertad, the Argentine tall ship which led the very first Tall Ships Festival my city had. 

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    Behind it in this image is the Norwegian, Capricornus from Stavanger on its circumnavigation. https://nettbutikk.bokbyen-skagerrak.no/shop123varer/bilder/image_71007.jpg

    I made friends with the crew and visited the families in Norway at the start of my backpack trip in 83. It was the Capricoruns crew that gave me the travel bug and are responsible for my travels over the years and so my marriage to my Brit hubby! 

    I am giving the website for area yacht clubs. More interesting photos than the tourist sites. And you can magnify the images at the site below. 

    https://marinas.com/view/harbor/1gt5w_Portsmouth_Harbor_Portsmouth_NH_United_States  MAIN SITE slide show at top that has aerial views of the harbor  

    https://marinas.com/view/marina/vgclze_Kittery_Point_Yacht_Club_New_Castle_NH_United_States#&gid=1&pid=4   This is the yacht club next door to where I lived.

    If you look closely at these images for this club in New Castle (the building with the docks), the one next door on the end of the island with spruce trees is my old home. My dad built this (mostly himself!) as his retirement home in 1982 on the site of his old childhood cottage. That big deck is the footprint of that old cottage.  I spent wonderful summers there as a kid with his parents, then was lucky enough to move there on my own in the mid 1970s.  He passed age 91 in 2006, several years after we'd moved to the UK for good.  I still miss him and both of us miss the 'Island' so much! 

    crying Silene

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  • SileneUKSileneUK Posts: 1,952

    Oh, the Queen has passed. It was so quick! they said it was this afternoon. It iwas about 6.30pm in the UK when announced, so perhaps William, Edward, Sophie and Andrew did not get there in time.

    RIP Your Majesty
    snivel cry Silene

  • Steve KSteve K Posts: 2,925

    SileneUK said:

    Much further north, Steve! 

    I remember seeing the footage played over and over long after I got back in mid October that year.  The photo below shows the visit of the Libertad, the Argentine tall ship which led the very first Tall Ships Festival my city had. 

    That is a REALLY tall ship.  They visit here, but nothing that big that I remember.

     This is the yacht club next door to where I lived.

    If you look closely at these images for this club in New Castle (the building with the docks), the one next door on the end of the island with spruce trees is my old home. My dad built this (mostly himself!) as his retirement home in 1982 on the site of his old childhood cottage. That big deck is the footprint of that old cottage.  I spent wonderful summers there as a kid with his parents, then was lucky enough to move there on my own in the mid 1970s.  He passed age 91 in 2006, several years after we'd moved to the UK for good.  I still miss him and both of us miss the 'Island' so much! 

    crying Silene

    Sounds like a great childhood.  Did you sail much?

    Attached is a view of Seabrook Sailing Club, where my wife & I raced a 16' Windmill class boat for years before retiring to a cruising boat at a large marina nearby.  On Galveston Bay, it got hammered by Hurricane Ike, then rebuilt (the building just left of center).  They brand the dock boards so they can reclaim them after storms ... the ones they can find.  surprise

     

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,834

    SileneUK said:

    Oh, the Queen has passed. It was so quick! they said it was this afternoon. It iwas about 6.30pm in the UK when announced, so perhaps William, Edward, Sophie and Andrew did not get there in time.

    RIP Your Majesty
    snivel cry Silene

    RIP.  Blessings to the royal family and friends.  

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 34,184

  • SileneUKSileneUK Posts: 1,952
    edited September 9

    Wendy, Thanks for that. I remember it well. Reminded me of the James Bond one she did for the Olympics. I like the other video from The Guardian about the Queen's sense of humour rememberd which followed on and included he Daniel Craig Bond skit.  There must be masses of funny moments from over the years. I hope they are compiled at some time.  This is affecting me a lot as I am a naturalised British Citizen and remember taking my oath to HMQ2.

    laugh Silene

    PS   Steve, Great photo.... wow I bet you have seen some hurricanes.  I didn't sail until I was in my late 20s. Usually crewing on a weekly race team, or just me and an old boyfriend on his Tartan 37.  My dad had a little wooden one he built in the 1930s. The mast, which was a spar from a scrapped schooner, later became the flagpole at the cottage and lasted some 50 years.

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  • Steve KSteve K Posts: 2,925

    I've mentioned this before I think, but the movie "Wind" (1992) was pretty much about the US/Aussie competition for the America's Cup.  Some of the early scenes have amazing footage of small sailboat racing, hardly "watching the grass grow".  My wife and I had similar experiences in our 16' Windmill.  "Ready About".  "Ready"  "Helm's Alee"  "Woops" (missed the hiking strap)  "Sploosh" (crew fell overboard)  "[email protected]^@%"  (skipper dangling over the rising high side as the boat capsizes)  Boat capsizes.   

    The good scenes ... stay with it past the first minute or so.

  • Stezza said:

    so I cancelled Daz+ and it finished today... got this email

    the mind boggles!  cool

    I got the same email yesterday!  But mine was from "[email protected]" and titled "Subscription Confirmation" with a hyperlink to "confirm" the order (which, I did not click).  My DAZ+ expired several months ago, though.  Did you ever hear anything else about it?  I posted about it on the forums, but people just think it's a phishing scam (https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/589001/subscription-confirmation-master-list-scam).

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,060

    I never clicked on the link and I never got the master list cool

    it was weird though, I just put it down to another stuff up by the web master wink

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,834

    RIP, Queen Elizabeth.  Blessings to family, friends, and community.

     

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,060

    Diomede said:

    RIP, Queen Elizabeth.  Blessings to family, friends, and community.

     

    I spoke to her in 1970 when she visited our small town... 

    she had a good innings yes 

  • SileneUKSileneUK Posts: 1,952
    edited September 11

    Stezza said:

    Diomede said:

    RIP, Queen Elizabeth.  Blessings to family, friends, and community.

     

    I spoke to her in 1970 when she visited our small town... 

    she had a good innings yes 

     

    How cool, Stezza!, to have that memory!  I only saw her motocade pass up close and got a wave from her and Phillip to our little bystander group when I visited Bath for a day with a fellow American expat. 2002 was her Golden Jubillee tour. It was kind of fun!   laugh Silene

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  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,060
    edited September 12

    SileneUK said:

    Stezza said:

    Diomede said:

    RIP, Queen Elizabeth.  Blessings to family, friends, and community.

     

    I spoke to her in 1970 when she visited our small town... 

    she had a good innings yes 

     

    How cool, Stezza!, to have that memory!  I only saw her motocade pass up close and got a wave from her and Phillip to our little bystander group when I visited Bath for a day with a fellow American expat. 2002 was her Golden Jubillee tour. It was kind of fun!   laugh Silene

    I remember it well, I was in 6th class and also our school captain was demoted to student on that day because she was chewing on some PK chewing gum at the event!  laugh

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  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 6,097

    Stezza said:

    SileneUK said:

    Stezza said:

    Diomede said:

    RIP, Queen Elizabeth.  Blessings to family, friends, and community.

     

    I spoke to her in 1970 when she visited our small town... 

    she had a good innings yes 

     

    How cool, Stezza!, to have that memory!  I only saw her motocade pass up close and got a wave from her and Phillip to our little bystander group when I visited Bath for a day with a fellow American expat. 2002 was her Golden Jubillee tour. It was kind of fun!   laugh Silene

    I remember it well, I was in 6th class and also our school captain was demoted to student on that day because she was chewing on some PK chewing gum at the event!  laugh

    Awesome !!!

    The Queen visited my town when I was still at school and she waved to us as she drove past.

    The next time I saw the Queen was as a member of the Royal Guard during her visit at our Bicentennial celebrations !!!

  • SileneUKSileneUK Posts: 1,952

    Royal Guard... cool!!  heartyes

    On another note... some Welsh inspration for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.  YOu don't even have to like football/soccer, just enoy the amazing Michael Sheen!

    Oh... I wish Chohole was here. She would have loved this. crying Silene

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 34,184

    mind blown

     

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,060

    so, LoRez Lorenzo & LoRetta LiVe oN laugh yes

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,834
    edited September 22

    Some unoffical ratings projections.  It seems to be in the interests of the press to keep the monarchy.

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  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,060

    It's been over 12 months since Misty visited the forum... crying

  • ProPoseProPose Posts: 480

    I know,  sorely missed. She's the first person I thought of when they announced Genesis 9.  

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 34,184

    Headwax want's everyone to know he is OK

    is unable to login to forum on his iPad

    is with his very sick mother broken heart

  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 6,097

    WendyLuvsCatz said:

    Headwax want's everyone to know he is OK

    is unable to login to forum on his iPad

    is with his very sick mother broken heart

    Sending lots of best wishes !!!

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,834

    Blessings to Andrew and family.  Be well.

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,834

    Sad news, Claymation producer Jules Bass has passed away.

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and many more.

    Story in Hollywood Reporter - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/jules-bass-dead-frosty-the-snowman-1235248424/

    Trailer for Rudolph

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,834

    Someone colorized Metropolis

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 34,184

    impressive 

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,060

    I've picked 3  5  and  11

    for today's Melbourne Cup cool

    fingers and polygons crossed

  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,040

    WendyLuvsCatz said:

    mind blown

     

    I actually knew this already. I've seen currant jams and such here, but they are rare. Lingonberries are also rare but obtainable, especially in areas where Swedes and Norwegians settled.

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 34,184

    Ribena was like a staple growing up cheeky

    we eat dried currants too

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 34,184

    video 

    sometimes you don't need a reason 

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