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Re: Absence in Scotland.
I agree with Rob, Niven, I am jealous, too. What exactly is in the middle
of Dounreay? I never knew about that one and I'd love to know more about
Auckland, New Zealand
>From: rob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Absence in Scotland.
>Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 2:07 AM
>yeah, well - I'm still jealous...I spent all weekend thinking about and writing
>a report for a Cape Breton Gov Agency...
> I'll trade the computer, the paperwork, the government agency, and
>what's behind door #2 for the rain, the helicopter, and the radioactive exposure
>in Scotland any day...or maybe you'd like to deal with Ashley for me?
> What exactly of the Sinclair's is inside the Nuclear Plant? How come
>they were smart enough to preserve even a ruin?
> I'm also jealous of the many good works that you do and have done...and
>the stuff you get to play with...you sure do make the most of your time in this
>world...things are a little stagnant here for me right now...all tasks and few
> enjoy all of the elements - even a Sinclair must know that you
>can't change the weather...
> nova scotia/cape breton
>Niven Sinclair wrote:
>> At 15:09 27/03/00 -0400, you wrote:
>> >enjoy your much deserved peace, I'm jealous
>> > be well,
>> > rob
>> Filming is hardly relaxing and, from a helicopter, it is quite hazardous
>> -especially as we had
>> the door off. To make matters worse, it was freezing. We had to thaw
>> the cameraman out
>> from time to time because he was hanging half in and half out of the
>> The next say was all ground work but it was pissing with rain. We got
>> access to Dounreay
>> Nuclear plant where there is an old Sinclair Castle slap in the middle of
>> the complex. We
>> were 'assured' when we were told that they's had to excavate a meter and a
>> half of soil from
>> around the Castle because of contamination. We were 'frisked' with a
>> Geiger counter as we
>> left. It crackled like chips in a frying pan. The plant is now being
>> de-commissioned. This
>> will take 20 years at a cost of £20m per year.
>> Nevertheless, we got some good shots of the Castle which, like most
>> Sinclair Castles, is now
>> a ruin. Ditto the Castle of Mey where the Queen Mother lives when she is
>> up in Scotland.
>> She will be 100 years of age this year and we are trying to get tickets for
>> 200 people when
>> the massed pipe bands of all the Highland Regiments parade on the Esplanade
>> at Edinburgh
>> Castle. Incidentally, the Esplanade was made part of Nova Scotia because
>> the King wanted
>> to make certain people Baronets of Nova Scotia (for money of course) and
>> could only dub
>> them on territory belonging to Nova Scotia - hence this strange arrangement.
>> As aye,
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