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    Yes but you are like a thoroughbred race horse,...

    Yes but you are like a thoroughbred race horse, I'm more of a cart horse. Lol.
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    8.28kg I just weighed it. Lol

    8.28kg

    I just weighed it. Lol
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    Too heavy for the sort of portaging you do. But...

    Too heavy for the sort of portaging you do. But horses for courses. I paddle on lakes and rivers where I can camp at the waters edge so never do a portage.
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    Sorry for the delay Bren. Here is my setup in...

    Sorry for the delay Bren.

    Here is my setup in the leafy wilds of Bangor Co Down.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48297388287_6b5b4bb366_b.jpg



    Inside the box
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    He just goes out with other people and uses their...

    He just goes out with other people and uses their gear. His is just for show.
  6. Thread: Thankyou!

    by Big Al.
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    I checked my local bookstore when I was in...

    I checked my local bookstore when I was in Belfast this morning and the books are on their way. Yesterday was a public holiday over here so they should be on the shelves on Monday they say.
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    An optical feast is what I was thinking whilst...

    An optical feast is what I was thinking whilst viewing that. Thoroughly enjoyed that.
  8. Thread: Hi There!

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    Oh yes lists............... Welcome to the...

    Oh yes lists...............

    Welcome to the forum. We have a few members down your way. I'm sure there will be a couple along to go for a paddle with you shortly.
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    My wanagan is a waterproof fatmax tool box....

    My wanagan is a waterproof fatmax tool box. Contents are gradually being refined as I've recently taken to using a trangia with meths for cooking. But I'll dig it out later and do some pics when I've...
  10. Sticky: You are so thoughtful.

    You are so thoughtful.
  11. Sticky: I remember that. You let me hold it, but I...

    I remember that. You let me hold it, but I couldn't take it home as I was flying hand luggage only.
  12. Since you are doing this, it might be a good idea...

    Since you are doing this, it might be a good idea to download one of the password storage apps. Something like "keepass" would be good. Then in the future you won't have as much hassle recalling the...
  13. What are the apps? Have you tried downloading...

    What are the apps?

    Have you tried downloading the apps on the new one, if you have you login details they should just be there.
  14. I looked at the reviews on Amazon and a lot...

    I looked at the reviews on Amazon and a lot mentioned the bottles splitting. I'd hoped they'd sorted that. Apparently not.
  15. Missed this one first time round.

    Missed this one first time round.
  16. Thread: experiences

    by Big Al.
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    Hi Jerry. Ramble all you like. In fact, do a...

    Hi Jerry.
    Ramble all you like.

    In fact, do a blog of your next trip and we will all be there with you in spirit. But if you ever decide to come and see the "old country" you can be sure that some...
  17. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome to our forum, it sounds like you have a...

    Welcome to our forum, it sounds like you have a great plan for your retirement. I wish you every success with it.

    I retired just over a year ago with similar ideas as to what I would do. In my...
  18. What an education this site is. I never knew...

    What an education this site is. I never knew there were so many interpretations of the seven seas.
  19. Looks good. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

    Looks good.
    Thanks for sharing your adventure.
  20. Thread: Galloway Glens

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    Excellent. All that hard work paid off. Enjoy the...

    Excellent. All that hard work paid off. Enjoy the rest of you holiday.
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    Sam was like a dog with two tails when you...

    Sam was like a dog with two tails when you arrived.

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2446&d=1561910579
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    Bye the way, that first photo is a cracker.

    Bye the way, that first photo is a cracker.
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    Marvelous adventure. Probably brought you back a...

    Marvelous adventure. Probably brought you back a few years getting to see things through an 11 year olds eyes again. I'm sure the dogs enjoyed Sorley being there too.
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    I sometimes get asked by English people what part...

    I sometimes get asked by English people what part of Scotland I'm from when they hear me speak. I usually say "one of the western islands, the biggest one". Although more recently the Norn Iron...
  25. Thread: Longest Day

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    Thoroughly enjoyed that. The uke is the perfect...

    Thoroughly enjoyed that. The uke is the perfect instrument for the soundtrack.

    When you started singing I was instantly transported back to the biggish meet.

    Great video.
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