Friday 13 December 2013 21:23 UTC
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When I was in the mob I used to be a ship's diver (as an additional qualification) and went to Horsea Island old torpedo test range to maintain qualification. Access to the island was by footbridge when the tide was in and by gravel ford when out. It was an absolute haven of peace and tranquility right in the middle of a bustling Portsmouth/Fareham area. Now, land reclaimation has wrecked that and the island is consumed by motorway I suspect. The old torpedo test range would make an ideal floatplane Lake. The RN diving training base is still there I think.
Antagonise no man, for you never know the hour when you may have need of him.
Lindsay, you are a man after my own heart. I've always had a soft spot for a Sunderland. Island hopping in the Caribbean, moor up offshore, BBQ on the beach, then back to kip in a bunk onboard and off again.
I was in Florida recently, and when I saw Kermit Weeks' Sunderland, I lusted after it mightily...
An' wots rong wiv that?
Shirley a 16 year old shud eazly be abel too spredd Marmite on towst wivvowt too mush bother ... evun werring a Lycra pinny and 'eavin' on a pare ov ores...... Drool
Signed: EGHHZXAC - Life's tough if you don't weaken.
Come on you guys.
Vince is the ultimate arbiter on all things motoring on the forum. You should know this and cease your feeble attempts to convince us there is any view worth listening to other than Mr Clarkson's and Vince's mates down the pub.
Although oddly, on this occasion had he suggested the MX5 as a better choice for the rich old girl I would have wholeheartedly supported him
"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready
in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
- George Orwell-
You know that thing on the wall, Mono? (No, not the porridge stain from the day the wee lassie turned up with the Highland Games Restricted Area NOTAM - the calendar).
Well, if you use it to count all the big sleeps and then replace it a few times, it'll explain why Ms Watson isn't 16 anymore.
She's 22. And you're all pervs.
What a daft post! I've no idea what Jezza's views on that Audi are, and care less. And why would it ever enter the conversation between me and my mates down the pub? It may well be a great car, I wouldn't know having never driven one or discussed it with anyone who's admitted owning one. But I've seen plenty, and I don't need anyone to tell me it looks brutal and ugly! Which what I posted!
And why would she want an MX5, or I suggest one for her, when she can afford my dream car - an open Aston?
Do keep up, Rob.
Sent from my Bardic lamp held out of the window of a Churnet Valley signal box.
I'd like her pulchritudinous doppelgänger Keira Thrice-Knightley ...
“I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.” Stephen Jay Gould
On the subject of ugly cars, we all know that the Nissan Juke is probably the ugliest car currently in production, and they are an offence to the eyes whenever they appear on the road (which is sadly all too commonly).
But I attended a PistonHeads "Sunday Service" a few months ago at Renault/Nissan headquarters somewhere in Norf London. Amongst various interesting vehicles on display was the new Juke "R". And I realised that the problem with the standard car is that it isn't ugly enough. The "R" really cranks the ugliness up into the realms of savage brutality. It is fabulously, brilliantly, dazzlingly ugly.
And I rather like it...
I parked the otherside of our hotel car park in Florida (where we saw quite a few of these..) a few weeks ago, in the case the looks of this rubbed off onto our (bland but inoffensive) Chevvy hire car.
As DW says about the other Nissan...it is fabulously, brilliantly, dazzlingly ugly. But because of that, I can almost like it...
People clearly like the way it looks though - as I said, there's a lot of them about...
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