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Old 03-17-2019, 06:09 PM   #11
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Well that's my Sunday afternoon gone Dennis

Here's my family name;
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwal...disambiguation)

So you can see I wouldn't be a fan of Edward I or II

But a red hot sword or poker
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:19 PM   #12
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Well that's my Sunday afternoon gone Dennis

Here's my family name;
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwal...disambiguation)

So you can see I wouldn't be a fan of Edward I or II

But a red hot sword or poker
Yes !
Gawain one of our Welsh brethren en mass who Edward 1st rather forcefully/brutally joined Wales to England.
I wonder what he would of thought of Welshman Owain Tudor of the bed chamber (guardian of the stools) having then an "illicit liaison" with widow woman Queen Catherine de Valois and producing Edmund Tudor. The latter decedent then taking the English throne by conquest from the Plantagenet line and our Henry the 7th Tudor. (Henry versus Richard 3rd who was Hacked "n whacked to death by a halberd at Bosworth Field )

As for the hot sword or poker affair does it matter? The end result is the same.OUCH!

As a footnote to this foray into something very English for our American forum members!
Edward the 1st goes down in history not only for being the brief villainous star in the film Braveheart but he is more famous for persecution of the Jews who had followed William the Conqueror to our hallowed shores post 1066.

Adolf must have been a scholar of English history some 700 years later since Edward 1st used their money to fiance warfare against the Welsh & Scots. Then made them add a Jewish marker to their clothing before slaughtering them or throwing them out of the realm by All Saints Day.

They were not protected by the Manga Carta 1215 as Jews by the way.

Luckily those that did survive found fleeing refuge in Poland under the Treaty of Kalisk (1258??) having forfeited their wealth to Edward 1st . Makes Trump a wimp by comparison
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Love it

I figure we both deserve some sort of award:
Never In The History Of Sprinter Source Has Anyone Managed to Go So Far Off Topic in So Few Posts

BTW I literally worked 150 yards down the road from Caernarfon Castle (the nuclear deterrent of the 1200''s) for a few years. Great times
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Yes i know could't help it!
Tis the 40 odd % of Irish in me.
Keep the pictures coming OK
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:00 PM   #15
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Oh OK then. Craco, a ghost village 20 minutes away.
Used as a location in Quantum of Solace and Passion of Christ.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craco
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Great!
On the same theme! My missus Linda had this "burr in her saddle" to buy an old castle in Italy.
Sitting in bed one Saturday morning she is on her lap top looking for such edifices.
Not having much luck I said type in "castelli immobiliari Italia"
Then the exclamation!--Oh lots of them but its all in ITALIAN ! I don't understand a word of it !
Waddayah expect Luv, its all in Italy FFS!!
Good stuff & enjoyment this
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Great!
On the same theme! My missus Linda had this "burr in her saddle" to buy an old castle in Italy.
Sitting in bed one Saturday morning she is on her lap top looking for such edifices.
Not having much luck I said type in "castelli immobiliari Italia"
Then the exclamation!--Oh lots of them but its all in ITALIAN ! I don't understand a word of it !
Waddayah expect Luv, its all in Italy FFS!!
Good stuff & enjoyment this
Dennis

We came close to buying an ex Baronial Hunting Lodge. 25Ha / about 60 acres of olive grove, vines, woodland and arable land. 125k
But it was too much of a project
Anyway sat here having my morning tea watching a fox sun itself about 30 yards away. It's tough here
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We came close to buying an ex Baronial Hunting Lodge. 25Ha / about 60 acres of olive grove, vines, woodland and arable land. 125k
But it was too much of a project
Anyway sat here having my morning tea watching a fox sun itself about 30 yards away. It's tough here
Well
How's about this?
A "hunting lodge" and it appears to have a pool as well!
Yours for ONLY about 3,000,000 Euros.
I said to the the Missus who's going to mow the bloody lawns--and the maintenance starts immediately!
Dennis

http://www.luxuryitalianproperty.it/...io_vendita.php
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This looks like nothing more than a rental ad. Am I missing something?
I think I'm missing something too.

The title is:
Alaska to Patagonia in a NCV3

Doesn't the title take you from North America to South America? It seems like a bit of a detour to include Spain, Italy, etc. That's some serious meandering.

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I think I'm missing something too.

The title is:
Alaska to Patagonia in a NCV3

Doesn't the title take you from North America to South America? It seems like a bit of a detour to include Spain, Italy, etc. That's some serious meandering.

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Well why not!
I had German couple in a 406 Unimog camper do just that but in reverse!
Left the fatherland and toured Europe--Crossed into Africa and soldiered on down through Kenya into South Africa. The radiator kinda got fixed in Nairobi !
The the rig was bunged on a ship to Montevideo where they set off scudding down to Punta Arenas. Then back tracked up crossing frequently into Chile & Argentina. They got a ferry in Guayaquil and then set off north through Central America and Mexico. Crossing into the USA is where I met them as customers with blown head gaskets & overheating in southern Colorado. Turned up on the hook!
That Kenyan radiator repair was the culprit so it had a new radiator built in Denver by Serck and the heads re-worked by us, including new injectors and an FIE pump overhaul the beast was restored to as good as new! Legendary MB purr!
Going back down to Mexico for the winter they got bricked/stoned on the way back in Springtime to the USA. So we fixed it again with new windshields flown in from Germany and repaired the cab.
It left again looking like new with a fresh cab paint job . Then they set off once again going up into Canada where they ended up in Nova Scotia selling the rig to a local, & flew home.

One thing wandering about in the world!
Frontiers and supposed hostile territories are no impediment to Brits and Germans. You will find them everywhere wandering about in remote places.
The last time I stumbled up a German couple was in an MB van, in Ghan of all places camping.
After the pleasantries, I was offered hot coffee. Instant and most apologetic .
Sorry its Maxwell House its chemistry coffee, its American, its schit but its wet and warm. better than nothing.
Prost--vilen danke
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