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Ren - The Ed said :-
Aawwww Borsuk don't spoil it for us. I have this image in my head of you as a salty sea dog complete with stripy jumper, parrot and the obligatory west country accent. I see you standing on the bridge looking out into a tempest and declaring "Arrrgh, it's gonna be a rough old noight!" There's a fair maiden in every port to whom you have declared your undying love and yet the sea, it calls you back every time.

Don't be telling me it's not like that.
07/09/2017 17:40:39 UTC
Borsuk said :-
Whoi would I say it would be rough noight if it be but a tempest. That's nothing more than the gentle rocking of a cradle, Arrrr Ren Lad. Shiver moi timbers.

09/09/2017 15:59:22 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Ahargh! I knews oi was roight. Sharon me dearie, ois orf to the sea to earn moi keep on the oceans waves.
10/09/2017 07:45:09 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
The first day of our holiday was spent visiting a bike shop in Liverpool because we didn't feel the need to be camping through storm Aileen!

As I write this I'm in a tent just outside Tywyn (not to be confused with Towyn). It's been a blustery night with a handful of showers although it's not been cold. Not slept well, no reason just one of them nights.

Am I brave enough to wake sleeping beauty? Hell no!

Inside the tent
14/09/2017 05:49:41 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
St Davids this morning. By 'eck we've had some weather! Rain then wind then sun then rain. Yesterday for example was dry then wet then a deluge that created standing water on steep roads, then sunshine.

This campsite is rather good. We'll do a little exploring later after a hot shower and some breakfast.
16/09/2017 05:52:34 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
I am in fear once again. I fear I can see the sun through the tent. If this is true then I am delusional. Sun?? Naahhhhhh...

Maybe that's the sun shining into the tent
17/09/2017 06:23:46 UTC
Borsuk said :-
It's the loom of Sharons headlight as she comes to run you over in your sleep for calling her a hobbit one time too many. :-)

17/09/2017 22:38:56 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
It was!! She'd snuck out without my knowledge and now I've been squished. Turns out as she was laughing manically at my broken bones it wasn't the hobbit comments. It was the fact I've had nothing nice to say about her for years.

Apparently the way to stop your girlfriend from doing a burnout on your face is to occasionally say she's pretty or sweet or fun or sexy? Well I never!

The doctors reckon I will heal but I will end up in trouble again if I don't treat her better. Oh heck, looks like I'll be in perpetual trouble.

18/09/2017 05:59:14 UTC
Borsuk said :-
Your in good company, we are all in perpetual trouble as far as our wmen folk are concerned.
18/09/2017 12:31:54 UTC
Matt Mac said :-
Hi dear Editor and everyone,I still have the 940 miles on my Innova,despite owning it for 6 weeks or so.What experience have you guys have with the DVLA in Swansea.I suppose we were spoiled in N Ireland having a small population and our own tax office where you could drive to tax your vehicle.The guys in Swansea have all the UK + our different reg numbers and added incomplete computer system transfer.It is frustrating not to be able to use the bike after paying the insurance and a postal order + reg post to avoid loss.I was unable to tax at the post office as the bike has only been rode to a DVA test centre for each of all the years it has been stored.At this rate in 2020 it will probably have 1000 MLS ,not bad for an 04 bike .
03/10/2017 19:24:39 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
My experience with the DVLA has been, erm, acceptable. But then I've never done anything more complex than take ownership of UK registered motorcycles. I have zero experience with anything complex like importing or registering a vehicle myself. Sorry, I'm about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.
04/10/2017 09:40:57 UTC
Matt Mac said :-
Dear Editor ,we are different in as much as we have a set of regs for each county,3 letters always ending in z followed by up four numbers. Unless you lived in N Ireland it would be hard to know what age a vehicle is as unlike the mainland or S Ireland with age related plates.If I had bought a bike in the mainland prior to Swansea taking our motor tax system over it would have been an import,a 3 year old motor would have had a mot at 4 years.I was just interested if someone had tried to tax a vehicle that had been of the road for years. I'm glad in a way as it has rained almost every day from I bought the Honda, usually twice a day 11 hours and then mostly 13 hours or vice versa , perhaps should have bought a boat !???

04/10/2017 17:42:54 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Oh lordy, don't be asking me how to register a boat!
05/10/2017 13:14:29 UTC
Borsuk said :-
That's my area of expertise, as long as it is over 100,000 tonnes. :-)
05/10/2017 23:29:36 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Over 100,000 tonnes? By eck you wouldn't wanna drop that on your toes. There ain't that many boats over 100k are there?
06/10/2017 06:58:59 UTC
Borsuk said :-
Not as many as there used to be but still lots.
06/10/2017 12:37:03 UTC
Ted said :-
I have never been on a world cruise......still so many places in the UK I ain't seen yet.

PLUS, once you have done ONE world cruise.....where can you go next n not get bored?

just asking.
15/10/2017 19:59:23 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
The thought of a cruise makes me shudder - you'd probably get stuck with that bloke who rabbits on and on about old motorbikes.

At leat here you can ignotre him.......
16/10/2017 13:34:55 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
.... must be the Greek weather getting to my typing fingers....
16/10/2017 13:35:44 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Oh bless Ian, poor fingers.

I'd like a short cruise just to sample the high life and eat all the food. I can't imagine me in a tuxedo though dining at the captain's table. After a day or two though I think I'd be ready for a change.

But then what kind of fool takes a tent and a motorcycle around the cold wet and windy UK? I think I need my bumps feeling.

17/10/2017 17:40:50 UTC
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