Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Xaccers » 29 Apr 2012, 14:47

CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote:Our "seaside" isn't that great, mostly stone covered shores, and where there is sand the sea is so cold it's pointless going there.


Rubbish :twisted: You don't go to a British beach for the warmth or sand. You go for the bracing salt-laden clean, fresh air and the sound of seagulls.

And to dig worms and go fishing for the freshest fish you'll ever eat... In my case, already nicely irradiated by the nearby Hinckley Point nuclear power station. Those three eyes taste a treat...


I rest my case ;)

I know what you mean about missing the sea though, I spent the best years of my childhood by the sea, although it was somewhat warmer, sandier, and the aquatic life was somewhat prettier!

As for getting to Oz, how about Kayak?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 29 Apr 2012, 14:53

I live in a coastal town which has beach just about right round the coast. Its not exactly sunbathing territory (well not for me anyone, but on a nice day it can be busy!) but its good for a run up and down it with the dogs every now and again. Its nice to see the seaside and there are some nice coastal areas slightly further South, Whitby, Saltburn etc are all ok for seaside places. I guess I would miss the sea if I was so far inland.

The road which runs into my street is very long, from the top you can see right down the road and see the sea at the bottom. Usually it looks like there is a big tanker parked at the end of the road :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 29 Apr 2012, 14:59

Citroenmad wrote:Usually it looks like there is a big tanker parked at the end of the road :lol:


There is. It's the fuel supply for your Activa Chris....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Xaccers » 29 Apr 2012, 15:02

And what's with the sea being brown??? It should be blue, OK different shades of blue are allowed even ones so dark they look oily black (like at Gairloch), but brown? Yuck!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 29 Apr 2012, 15:08

Xac wrote:And what's with the sea being brown??? It should be blue, OK different shades of blue are allowed even ones so dark they look oily black (like at Gairloch), but brown? Yuck!


Id not like to think what is in our coastal waters here, what with a nuclear power station and the vast industry that is 'seal-sands'. We do have seals though, there are usually always some to see as I drive by.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 29 Apr 2012, 15:11

CitroJim wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:Usually it looks like there is a big tanker parked at the end of the road :lol:


There is. It's the fuel supply for your Activa Chris....


=D>

Must be empty by now!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Deanxm » 29 Apr 2012, 16:09

nothing wrong with uk beaches Image
beach2 by Deanxm, on Flickr you just have to go to the right ones..................

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 29 Apr 2012, 16:27

Deanxm wrote:nothing wrong with uk beaches


Absolutely :-D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Deanxm » 29 Apr 2012, 16:35

thats a proper fresh air chasing the surf beach right there jim.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 29 Apr 2012, 16:49

Deanxm wrote:thats a proper fresh air chasing the surf beach right there jim.

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The air there Dean is absolutely second to none :-D That was taken last Sunday. It was a lovely day and quite pleasantly warm down on the beach. I was quite staggered to see just how much further forward the season is in the extreme west. The conker trees are out in bloom there and here they're really only just seriously breaking bud.

There's no doubt that part of the coast gets the full force of the gulf stream for both good and bad. It can get a bit wild there with high seas carrying pebbles right up onto the prom and against the houses... It's not a good place to park a car in the winter...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Deanxm » 29 Apr 2012, 18:45

its like that here my beans have finnished flowering as has my pear tree, all the roses are in flower now too, being further south and in the gulf stream makes a huge difference.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Xaccers » 29 Apr 2012, 20:52

Deanxm wrote:nothing wrong with uk beaches


Obviously the Solent air has addled your brain ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 29 Apr 2012, 21:12

Xac wrote:
Deanxm wrote:nothing wrong with uk beaches


Obviously the Solent air has addled your brain ;)


So are you are implying my brain is addled too? :twisted:

Well you’re probably right :roll: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Deanxm » 29 Apr 2012, 21:17

i was going to say yes Xac, its more than likely im not right in the head but its far too late to do anything about it now :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Xaccers » 29 Apr 2012, 21:41

Deanxm wrote:i was going to say yes Xac, its more than likely im not right in the head but its far too late to do anything about it now :lol:

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I'm sure addled brains is a pre-requisite to proper Citroen ownership :D
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