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Citroenmad wrote: I can see the appeal of Wales Jim, a very nice place which I would like to visit again after my short trip there last year. Im thinking a weeks break there in the summer would be nice, we will see :)
Absolutely, far from the madding crowd. I hate being in a busy crowded place. I love people and being around them but not too many at the same time if you know what I mean... That bit of Wales is perfect in that respect. It's also very green. Concrete is not very much in evidence but slate very much is!!! I'm just a country boy at heart and need my seaside and greenery all around me, not concrete.

And, it's great Activa country which is one reason I want to get some new tyres on her. I really want to take the Activa there next time.

I'm still hoping for a week there later in the summer, that's if I can get the time off from work. This recent bout of overtime working has netted me five days off in lieu but heaven knows when I will be able to take them.

Never properly been to Scotland. Only a quick trip to Gretna. I really must one of these days...

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Can tell you grew up on an island - mentioning "country" and "seaside" in one sentence and not seeing the two as existing well separated!

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addo wrote:Can tell you grew up on an island - mentioning "country" and "seaside" in one sentence and not seeing the two as existing well separated!
We do here Adam :twisted: Where I live the seaside is three hours away in any direction. As far from the sea as you can get in the UK :( :( :(

To us Poms hereabouts it's functionally inaccessible but I take your point... :)

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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.
Now, if we could drag the UK down to the Red Sea...

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Have clear memories of Skegness, Lyme Regis and Dover. All a bit " :? " for me.

Jim, I could ask my neighbours to fix you up with a good rate for a week in their holiday cabin. It's 100m from proper beach in northern NSW.

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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 spent lots of my formative years beside the sea. I miss it terribly, even in winter...
addo wrote: Jim, I could ask my neighbours to fix you up with a good rate for a week in their holiday cabin. It's 100m from proper beach in northern NSW.
Love to Adam, just one problem. How do I get there not using an aircraft? I don't fly. Not ever, not for any reason... OK I know I could sail but that's still a fair chunk of time...

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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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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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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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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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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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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....
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Must be empty by now!

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

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Deanxm wrote:nothing wrong with uk beaches
Absolutely :-D

Aberystwyth standing behind Constitution Hill.. The young lady, as if you need to ask, is Robyn...

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

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