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« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2015, 03:11:17 PM »

Blimey, hard times when I lived in the soft SE we had a thermostat to set the temperature of the rain! norfolk

Hold onto your hats Paul and Biff looks a nasty blow coming your way.

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« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2015, 07:14:50 PM »

Found it, the loo with a view, well sort of......


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« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2015, 08:06:29 PM »

I threw a ratchet strap over mine to stop that happening.
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« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2015, 08:17:55 PM »

I've just returned from a trip to 'civilization' and they're all speaking of the 'great storm' that's on the  way. The checkout chap in the local Co op, the lifeboat coxwain who also manages the local builders merchant, the petrol station attendant and even the receptionist at ' Ferguson MacSween and Stewart'. That will be my local shark, sorry solicitor. The school is closed tomorrow and everyone bar Hamish the coxswain is convinced that 'the end is nigh', me I'd be inclined to believe Hamish of the 'RNLIB Stanley Watson Barker'. Can't remember his exact words but it was along the lines of nothing to worry about.

One thing for sure, if it does arrive we'll face the full brunt of it here at Torran



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« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2015, 08:18:07 PM »

Bad here at the moment,
                          Net connection keeps going down,even telly pics is impossible to watch.
            when telly pic is this bad,,its force 10 Grin
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« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2015, 08:40:30 PM »

Does the picture keep blowing to one side of the screen? Wink
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« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2015, 08:52:42 PM »

Not quite N2,
            It blows back and forth from side to side but the men in their boats are having a horrible time with the headwind and the floor in front of the telly is wet. whistlie
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« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2015, 08:58:03 PM »

C/M.
      There was someone in that toilet when it blew over. Their trousers are still hanging on the back of the door or is it a wetsuit.?
            Just think of the difficulty one would have trying to get out of your wetsuit to obey the call of nature in that little loo.
                                                                                           
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« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2015, 09:01:53 PM »

I've never been out in a force 10. Been sea-fishing in a 5.
A couple of years ago we had a low pass through the south coast. I was in Pompey at the time; the sky itself just roared, I could not see the tops of the waves for the spray; I leaned on the wind just to see if I could. So, what better time to go up the Spinnaker tower? It rocked gently and slowly.  I could see the ground swaying through the glass floor...
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« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2015, 09:08:26 PM »

Yes Biff I think you are correct.

Probably one of Paul's Man's young lady friends, who was caught short................  Grin

Nothing more flattering than a wet suit.    whistlie
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« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2015, 09:14:25 PM »



Nothing more flattering than a wet suit.    whistlie


Well, apart from riggers boots  hysteria  hysteria
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« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2015, 11:09:57 PM »

At the height of the gale, the harbourmaster radioed a coast guard and asked him to estimate the wind speed.
He replied he was sorry, but he didn't have a gauge.
However, if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff.

( an oldie from the Aberdeen Evening Express)
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« Reply #72 on: January 09, 2015, 01:19:32 AM »

It was bad enough there for a while,
                                       It has been worse,much worse.I got the dawgs out for their toilet and they did  not hang about. Old Nat does not mind the wind or rain but Diese looks to me for assurance and when he gets the nod he is off boring into the breeze, The home run was a tail wind to which they both objected too Grin. With Diese swinging around to see who was pushing his big tail so hard.We were glad to get back inside the house. It is still a force 8/9 with scary gusts you have to give way too. It is set to lull a bit and then get going again before noon today. Everything seems to be ok. Our old tv cable was ripped out of its clips and was flapping across the roof,hitting the velux window a few times.A stack of heavy scaffold boards were scattered about a small area but nothing serious(I hope)
   I know there will be serious damage further afield. I hope everyone else is ok.! good luck,                   
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« Reply #73 on: January 09, 2015, 10:09:28 AM »

How's the turnip biffffff?
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« Reply #74 on: January 09, 2015, 12:12:13 PM »

Hi Billy,
       Our turnip is fine. I am going out to untie the blades after lunch. I am glad I lowered it. The guys needed adjusting and last night about 11.30pm,t got a bit scary.
       Once I walked the dogs and had a hot drink,I slept like a log. The wind is getting up again and there are several big blows on the way. Our turnip can supply plenty of power from its lowered position.
            I have been out and about this morn and no sign of any damage. I think everyone was very well prepared.
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