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Re: Absence in Scotland.
I was jealous of Niven in Scotland, but not tonight!
We're having record cold tonight in western Ireland.
It must be horrendous up in Caithness. I'm off home
to balmy New Orleans tomorrow where it was 80 degrees
Fahrenheit today. I can thaw out for 3 whole weeks!
Will try to send some warmth back this way via the
--- rob <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
> Niven Sinclair wrote:
> > At 15:09 27/03/00 -0400, you wrote:
> > >enjoy your much deserved peace, I'm jealous
> > >
> > > be well,
> > > rob
> > 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
> > helicopter.
> > 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,
> > Niven
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