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Old 12th February 2022, 08:29 PM
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Yes, hence place names like "Two Rocks", "Shark Bay", "Useless Loop" although I'm not sure where "Monkey Mia" fits in!!
"Great Ocean Road" is my personal favourite - that did what it said on the tin(nie...) for me : https://www.australia.com/en/places/...cean-road.html

...though they lied about the 12 Apostles
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Old 18th February 2022, 06:08 AM
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[Just watching an EasyJet flight from Bordeaux attempting to land at Gatwick for the 3rd time! One suspects the pilots are not enjoying themselves….

ETA - looks like he’s now given up and heading back!
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Old 18th February 2022, 07:37 AM
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They're still getting out of Heathrow, though no sign of any arrivals.
Edit, A stream of arrivals are just heading in on the second runway!

Delta from Detroit appears to have given up............. no, it made it OK.
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Old 18th February 2022, 08:33 AM
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Mummy and Daddy Sarg flew in to Gatwick early yesterday, nicely timed in the lull between the two storms.

It's realtively calm in Northamptonshire right now, still waiting for those 80-90mph gusts
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Old 18th February 2022, 09:11 AM
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We're feeling the full effect of it in West Sussex - just been out in the garden attempting to prevent a cover blowing away with some strategically placed clamps, and it was actually pretty hard to walk in the direction I wanted to go!

I'm expecting something to be trashed today
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Old 18th February 2022, 09:13 AM
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I removed the covers from our garden furniture on Wednesday, the table and chairs can get rained on for a couple of days
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Old 18th February 2022, 11:08 AM
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A Qatar A380 has just turned away from Heathrow on its second attempt. Wind here is moving more SW than S which may help them.
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Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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Old 18th February 2022, 11:16 AM
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This is quite therapeutic to watch in the background of my working day!

LIVE: Storm Eunice at London Heathrow Airport
https://youtu.be/vPQh1FrbOc0
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Old 18th February 2022, 11:37 AM
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A Qatar A380 has just turned away from Heathrow on its second attempt.
Just landed.
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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Old 18th February 2022, 03:37 PM
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I have just done a five day tour in Llandudno and returned today. Departed 30 minutes earlier than normal because of weather problem possibilities. Very little traffic, fastest run ever, maybe tail wind, sat in 12th gear all the way. Only problem was Thelwall Viaduct, closed two lanes of the four northbound. But clear after that.
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