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  • Birthday 03/06/1954

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  1. There are two, Cornish Lithium and British Lithium, both of whom employ relatively eco-friendly methods to mine it. Hopefully they will supply the UK's needs for years to come, and not only in lithium, but other metals vital for clean growth such as tin, copper, cobalt and tungsten.
  2. In the UK the infrastructure leaves much to be desired, and despite all the apps to help you plan your journey, on long trips things can still go wrong: https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/touring-electric-coach-stranded-eden-5524525
  3. Ecotricity, who have run the UK's Electric Highway charging network for the past 10 years, have been taken over by GRIDSERVE, so the UK motorway charging should significantly improve with some overdue investment... might make me switch: https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/9167/gridserve-takes-over-the-electric-highway/
  4. Landing craft would manage it I reckon, but Kuzma Minin tried a few years back... failed!
  5. Stream here: https://www.facebook.com/kingharryferry/videos/4857073664367429/
  6. not getting political but there's no prizes for guessing who Dido used to work for: https://www.ft.com/content/3cc76ad4-4d75-4e07-9f6d-476611fbb28f
  7. Merry Christmas everyone, and a Happy New Year, here's to a great 2019 🍺🍺🍺
  8. Yes B, she certainly earns her keep, enjoy her while she's there. Personally can't wait for her to return to Plymouth though, love the Thursday night out on the Pont, then back Friday on Arm Great photos btw DW!
  9. They were onboard Armorique, the day after the Westminster attack i think. Witnessed them supervising boarding at Roscoff, and then disembarking on the car deck at Plymouth, complete with pistols and automatic rifles. As others have said, I found it very reassuring.
  10. Apologies if already posted, but I just came across this offer, not so good for those of 'out west' but I thought it might be useful for those of you 'up the line' http://www.hovertravel.co.uk/5-Day-Returns-on-selected-days-in-May-FREE-Hoverbus/index.php
  11. yes, and likely they'll severely limit the amount imported from the EU, probably none at all... be no good for me
  12. I was onboard and the reason for the delay was indeed the wind, blowing a Force 8 from the SW I think. I suspect the Captain was either waiting for the tugs to arrive, or for the wind to change direction... it was forecast to veer to the north in the early hours, around 0300, thereby making the going somewhat easier. Certainly for the first few hours after eventual departure it was full steam ahead, I've never known the engines work so hard and so loud, but things had calmed down a lot by the time we arrived, on time, in Roscoff. Not sure if the pilot was onboard or not, he or she certainly didn't disembark in Plymouth, but maybe stayed onboard overnight and came back on the return crossing Wednesday night. As a side point, and probably due to the grave situation in London on Wednesday afternoon, the security in Roscoff was the most thorough I've ever witnessed, with gendarmes and the duoanne with their dogs checking everyone's passport and inspecting every vehicle. Also the gendarmes were onboard during the crossing and remained so overnight... they were very visible on deck3 upon disembarkation... with their semi automatic weapons and pistols. All in all, a very eventful voyage, unfortunately, on return, for all the wrong reasons!
  13. amongst other places, look here for long discussion: http://bfenthusiasts.com/forum/forum...pont-aven-pics
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