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    I'm not Canadian, but ... I quite like Alberta...

    I'm not Canadian, but ... I quite like Alberta Springs. I've only ever seen it at Calgary duty free (but that's the only airport I've been to in Canada)
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    You could use a duvet. If you want a 'system' or...

    You could use a duvet. If you want a 'system' or just ideas/confirmation, look on the Thermarest or backpackinglight websites. There's no reason why a duvet should be any bulkier/heavier than a...
  3. Cag, salopettes and Endless River pole all sold...

    Cag, salopettes and Endless River pole all sold subject to payment.
  4. Salopettes, dry cag and poles for sale

    I'm selling a few bits:


    1) Palm touring salopettes Size M £20 (inc UK postage)
    These are XP50 fabric, described as a breathable waterproof. Very comfortable for all day in the boat. The...
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    This is looking pretty sold at the moment, but...

    This is looking pretty sold at the moment, but thanks for the interest.
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    A bump as I shall be driving to and from Chester...

    A bump as I shall be driving to and from Chester the weekend after next (9-11 September), and I'd like to see this go . . .
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    Pakboat Pakcanoe 160 for sale £500

    Weíve had this a few years and itís been a few places, so has the expected wear. One of the poles has a kink, which can be seen in the pictures, but this is not noticeable when built and hasnít...
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    That's a bit too technical for me to answer -...

    That's a bit too technical for me to answer - best look at the website. As I don't have any kind of leeboard (etc), I've only ever tried downwind.
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    I've a Pacific Action rig in the garage...

    I've a Pacific Action rig in the garage (http://www.pacificaction.com), doing nothing. We're not far from Perth, so near the route to Inverness. If you're interested, make me an offer . . .
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    Scottish Canals have a number of their former...

    Scottish Canals have a number of their former lock-keepers' cottages for rent; obviously, all are on canals so water access should be OK. We stayed in one at Kytra Lock (2.5 miles down a track from...
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    Are you sure the ipad is connecting to the...

    Are you sure the ipad is connecting to the computer - I mean is the USB socket working? And are you using the same cable to connect to each pc You should be able to see the ipad in Windows...
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    Another Pakcanoe user, here, but I have non...

    Another Pakcanoe user, here, but I have non issues paddling our 16' boat solo, kneeling in front of the wider seat (difficult to know whether to call it front or rear since which it is depends on...
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    I would say very like fudge - and to tie in with...

    I would say very like fudge - and to tie in with Pierre's recent travels, it is like what Bewleys sold as 'candy fudge' in Ireland in the '70s. The creamier stuff like we got in England as fudge was...
  14. Thread: Food

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    I've never seen any traces of bears in France but...

    I've never seen any traces of bears in France but occasionally there are suggestions of reintroduction and claims of sightings. Wild blueberries (myrtilles) are pretty common, certainly in the alps,...
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    Some things just shouldn't be messed with.

    Some things just shouldn't be messed with.
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    If you weren't so far away, I would suggest...

    If you weren't so far away, I would suggest something a lot like this http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?36632-Wild-Country-Homestead-7-3
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    But doesn't peat smell lovely - particularly if...

    But doesn't peat smell lovely - particularly if you get it hand cut, rather than briquettes. Even though my family are from Dublin (so not country folk - they used coal) I still find the aroma of a...
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    A "course" implies (to me) something aiming at a...

    A "course" implies (to me) something aiming at a qualification. You don't have to look to qualifications, but the syllabus might be a good guide to the skills which might be useful. For myself, I am...
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    Radio 2 had a thing during the Olympics where the...

    Radio 2 had a thing during the Olympics where the presenter (I can't remember which) was asking people if they had been inspired by the games; one guy texted in that he had been so inspired by the...
  20. Thread: Barra

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    Well, obviously he took slight liberties with the...

    Well, obviously he took slight liberties with the scale of the castle, but yes. And I think it's Bishops Stortford railway station near the beginning - somewhere near there anyway.
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    Barra is also the setting for the Tintin book...

    Barra is also the setting for the Tintin book "The Black Island" - our hero walks through a recognisable Castlebay, and crosses to Kisimul Castle. Herge drew from postcards, apparently, as he hardly...
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    I've got one a lot like that - the differences...

    I've got one a lot like that - the differences are:
    1) Mine's a lot more faded (stored outside at Longridge for some years and then outside in Scotland) - I bought mine off a Scout group 11 years...
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    You can get some cracking bargains - a few years...

    You can get some cracking bargains - a few years ago I wandered into the Barnardos shop in Blairgowrie and picked up an unused (but no tags) Mountain Equipment, Goretex shelled duvet jacket; it...
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    I agree that you may be over-reacting, but it's a...

    I agree that you may be over-reacting, but it's a pretty unpleasant thing even to suspect that your details are 'for sale'. I suspect the site purporting to have all of this information about you...
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    Now sold Thanks

    Now sold

    Thanks
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