Munro's Mariners

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al27
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Munro's Mariners

Post by al27 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:19 am

Just spent a top few days with these guys http://www.munrosmariners.com/

Took 4 days to do the entire length of the Gironde estuary and than retrace the route back used in the escape by Haslar and Sparks.

First 2 days into a good headwind, but then charity runs should involve a bit of suffering!!

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PF ... directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cv ... directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/rS ... directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/F5 ... directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HI ... directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Q3 ... directlink

Sure Bards will add a few photo's!!

Congratulations on the trio, including the High Sherrif of Dorsett, who then went on and completed the trail up to Ruffec.

Al.

PS. If someone can tell me how to get the photo's to display, I'll change it. Keeps on saying it can't determine the size if I put the image tags round it??

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Re: Munro's Mariners

Post by Bards » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:27 pm

Some nice shots, Al - the 5th one down of Chris up to his ocksters in mud shows how difficult the original expo must have been in the ingress/egress departments where stealth was required... There are also some shots on the open Facebook page, think the main ones will have to wait a week or so to be collated as not my dept. (my paddling may be limited, but it inspires far more hope than my IT ability!!!). Hence the lack of a link to the Facebook page... oh, the shame of it...but first the re-entry and roll, methinks...;-)

A disproportionate amount of the suffering was done by those paddling with injuries and of course the mighty combo of Baz and Lynne as well as the Support Crew on Day One... a classic hoolie!!! Some of us lightweight twerps got away lightly with no more than a passing grimace :-)

The expo meant a lot to all involved due hugely to it's act of remembrance of Neil, the Marines, French Resistance and unrelated personal gubbins. All power to Ali and Susie for their selfless input and star performances from start to finish and beyond. People to trust....( 'nuff said, as they are a supremely modest pair...)

A 40 mile long floating Red Carpet awaits unrolling twixt Cherbourg and Poole for the Pipe family's arrival any time - sod the ferry, that'd be cheating (though it may be adviseable to err on the side of caution with regard to sea conditions...).

Anyone reading this with the slightest interest in the WW2 mission which cost 8 lives out of the 10 active... Good On You. One of those undertaken for the most decent of reasons. Big up also to the Special Boat Service (who ultimately were born out of this) for their support, not least of all in providing the Kleppers...

All the best,

Bards

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Re: Munro's Mariners

Post by chris-uk » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:46 pm

No idea why it didn't work for you Al, but here they are...

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That 5th one really is some picture, well done to everyone involved!

Chris

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Re: Munro's Mariners

Post by al27 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:17 am

Many thanks for that Chris; did try for at least a minute before throwing my toys out the pram and going off in a sulk.

Although I still can't get it to work....
I put the code from pacasaweb in
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/oj ... directlink , then I put the image tags round it, then when I try preview or submit a big red message says
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. and refuses to display it.

If its not too much trouble, could you make it work again; its the best photo I've seen yet that captures day 1. 8 in the morning, just light, about 2 miles offshore and quite cold. Continue for 30 miles.... 'nuff said.

Heres the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#/group.php?gid ... 5138599..1

Al.

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Re: Munro's Mariners

Post by chris-uk » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:04 am

Can you put the photo in picasa please? I can't get facebook...

Chris

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Re: Munro's Mariners

Post by al27 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:30 am

Cheers Chris, last one, I promise....

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/oj ... directlink

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Re: Munro's Mariners

Post by Ceegee » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:54 am

Done,

Nice pics and a great story Al, Tkanks, Steve

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Cheers,
Steve C. G.

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