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Scottish Pride

December 10, 2011

Yesterday [9th December 2011] marked the end of painting the Forth Bridge, a task that has been on-going without completion for over one hundred years. It’s an amazing landmark, which I perceive to be Scotland’s Eiffel Tower. I’m really looking forward to sailing under the bridge without any scaffolding for the first time at the start of next season. Remarkably, that’s something that no sailor has been able to do from the completion of the bridge back in 1890 until now.

More > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-16110496

Now that the storm has passed over Scotland, I was happy to discover that the tarpaulin covering our Macwester’s centre cockpit remained intact and in place, despite winds of up to 165mph.

Weather Warning: stop reading now if you’re easily offended (or have better things to do).

The official name for the cyclone is ‘Friedhelm’ [shown above; image courtesy of NASA], however in Scotland an alternative name emerged through social media channels. The unofficial Scottish colloquialism started a trending topic on Twitter, which quickly became one of the top global trending hashtags.

More > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Bawbag

What more can I say?

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