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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
it.  

Suzanne Sinclair
Auckland, New Zealand
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>From: rob <rob@eteast.com>
>To: sinclair@mids.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
>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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