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The adventures of Flirtie
Oop's.... site down!
Bruce & Caroline
29/03/2013, Les Minimes Marina (position 46 08.555'N 01 10.098'W)

Just a few days ago it came to our attention that the website that we developed some 10+ years ago whilst attending night school was not available. After a little research it transpires that the hosting company have withdrawn the facility. Previously they withdrew their webmail offering and
as a result lost their ability to contact us and other users of the service.

We've now found another "Free" hosting company and we're pleased to advise that is now back in service.

Unfortunately the site looks rather dated....perhaps a little project for us when time permits :-)

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confined to the cabin
21/03/2013, Les Minimes Marina (position 46 08.555'N 01 10.098'W)

This morning we've awoken to torrential much so that we havn't even ventured outside to remove the window covers. Since arriving back in La Rochelle were pleased to say we've seen very little rain, no snow and just a couple of mornings of frost and over the last few weeks we've even been out in tee shirts and slapped on the sun-tan lotion! Spring certainly looked like its on it's way but now I'm not so sure.

With the window and hatch covers in place there's very title natural light streaming into the cabin (only the portlights in the hull sides and cabin doors) so we're pleased we installed a couple of bulkhead lights a few years ago. At least these together with the 12 volts lights provide a warm light below and make for a cossy homely feeling.

...well I don't think we're going anywhere today so I think it's on with the coffee and time to catch up with a few emails and facebook.

If your interested the lights were sourced from Wickes
and they were painted with Plasti-kote

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the fair's in town!
17/03/2013, Les Minimes Marina (position 46 08.555'N 01 10.098'W)

It arrived literally overnight a few weeks ago and has been a source of amusement ever since. The music starts up every afternoon and depending on the weather goes on through to 10pm. It's been here for such a long time now that we even know some of the words to the music played. 'Whoop, Whoop, alley...' and occasionally we can feel the bass tones vibrating through the hull. Depending on the wind direction our taste buds have been working overtime with the aromas of hot donuts, candy floss and toffee apples being cooked! Today, we spent the afternoon meandering around the fair (aka 'Luna Park') to check out some of the rides and concluded that we must be getting too old for this type of excitement, finding that the majority of the rides looked far too scary for us and preferring the slot machines instead!

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Who: Bruce and Caroline Trott
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