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Off up to Exeter tomorrow morning to ride on some new roads and crossing some bridges! :D
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How was your big day out Mick F?
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I heard that Arnside area is busier than usual now because of a guardian travel writer who had a weekend break there and loved it so much she takes every opportunity to tell everyone to go there. It's certainly been getting busier from before pandemic days?

I often wonder whether there should be a ban on travel writers writing about anywhere without sufficient infrastructure to handle hordes of tourists. If that had been in place centuries ago some of our best known poets would have not been as well known! I wandered lonely as a cloud, shhh! not round here you didn't!
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Tangled Metal wrote: 21 Sep 2021, 4:21pm I heard that Arnside area is busier than usual now because of a guardian travel writer who had a weekend break there and loved it so much she takes every opportunity to tell everyone to go there. It's certainly been getting busier from before pandemic days?

I often wonder whether there should be a ban on travel writers writing about anywhere without sufficient infrastructure to handle hordes of tourists. If that had been in place centuries ago some of our best known poets would have not been as well known! I wandered lonely as a cloud, shhh! not round here you didn't!
The North Coast 500 was a well kept secret until it wasn't. :(
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Been everywhere, seen everything, but I ain't been to the bottom of the sea.
At least by bike!
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philvantwo wrote: 21 Sep 2021, 3:54pm How was your big day out Mick F?
Excellent, thank you. :D
Report on the Touring page "Bridges".

Mike Sales wrote: 21 Sep 2021, 7:29pm
Been everywhere, seen everything, but I ain't been to the bottom of the sea.
At least by bike!
Sea Story Alert! :D

Crossing the Indian Ocean in 1988 - HMS Sirius - we stopped over a very deep part, and anyone who could be spared from watches, jumped in and had a swim!

There's me, treading water, and thinking about the depth below me. Quite thought-provoking knowing that the bottom was five miles down! :shock:
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Mick F wrote: 22 Sep 2021, 9:48am
Crossing the Indian Ocean in 1988 - HMS Sirius - we stopped over a very deep part, and anyone who could be spared from watches, jumped in and had a swim!

There's me, treading water, and thinking about the depth below me. Quite thought-provoking knowing that the bottom was five miles down! :shock:
I had a similar thought, on a ridiculously smaller scale, the first time I took my new dinghy out on the sea!
Supported above sixty feet of water by a thin plywood skin!.
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This is on the BBC News website.
Sounds a good idea eh? :D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-58651483
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Mick F wrote: 23 Sep 2021, 10:38am This is on the BBC News website.
Sounds a good idea eh? :D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-58651483
This is bound to sound ridiculous, but the literal meaning of the word 'refugee' has only just occurred to me, seriously. But I guess a lot of people just miss the point.
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kylecycler wrote: 23 Sep 2021, 11:32am This is bound to sound ridiculous, but the literal meaning of the word 'refugee' has only just occurred to me, seriously. But I guess a lot of people just miss the point.
All off the words get confused: asylum seeker, refugee, migrant, economic migrant, immigrant, emigrant,"second generation immigrant", expat, foreign worker, "guest worker". It's sometimes merely amusing ("I'm an expat not a migrant"). When done deliberately it can be very nasty.

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Jdsk wrote: 23 Sep 2021, 11:36am
kylecycler wrote: 23 Sep 2021, 11:32am
Mick F wrote: 23 Sep 2021, 10:38am
This is bound to sound ridiculous, but the literal meaning of the word 'refugee' has only just occurred to me, seriously. But I guess a lot of people just miss the point.
All off the words get confused: asylum seeker, refugee, migrant, economic migrant, immigrant, emigrant,"second generation immigrant", expat, foreign worker, "guest worker". It's sometimes merely amusing ("I'm an expat not a migrant"). When done deliberately it can be very nasty.

Jonathan
I just meant that literally refugee means someone seeking refuge and I think that passes some people by.
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Yes.

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I'm sure there are quite a few refugees who most certainly wouldn't be welcome - by anyone.
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jb wrote: 24 Sep 2021, 12:08am I'm sure there are quite a few refugees who most certainly wouldn't be welcome - by anyone.
Or deportees, and pity the poor immigrant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzlr6WflekY&t=894s
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Mick F wrote: 23 Sep 2021, 10:38am This is on the BBC News website.
Sounds a good idea eh? :D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-58651483
And here's another.
Might be just the thing!
Endless!
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/ ... mind-cover
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