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Re: Absence in Scotland.



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
deeds...

                enjoy all of the elements - even a Sinclair must know that you
can't change the weather...

                               rob
                                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
>
>   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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